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Mining affected areas and its impact on livelihoods: Meghalaya

Apr 26, 2021  Coal mining. Coal is an important mineral resource of Meghalaya and is mined through a primitive mining method commonly known as rat-hole mining. The coal deposits present on the hill-slopes and along the riversides are mined by ‘side-cutting'. However, coal present underground in plain land is mined through a shaft/pit by the ‘box cutting ...

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An Economic Perspective on Coal Mining in Meghalaya - The ...

Aug 20, 2014  Some mine owners in Jaintia hills have benefited from extensive coal mining on their lands but a large population is suffering from the adverse consequences of mining’ (pg 55-56). When a harmful effect of an economic activity spills over to a third party (people not connected or/and benefitted by this activity), it is called as negative ...

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Impact of Coal Mining on Vegetation: A Case Study in ...

IMPACT OF COAL MINING ON VEGETATION: A CASE STUDY IN JAINTIA HILLS DISTRICT OF MEGHALAYA, INDIA II Abstract Mining causes massive damage to landscape and biological communities. Plant communities get disturbed due to mining activities and following the mining, the habitats become impoverished presenting a very rigorous condition for its growth.

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Coal mining threatens Meghalaya caves - Down to Earth

May 15, 2008  The Meghalaya Pollution Control Board says it is studying the effects of coal mines on the environment and the caves. "Once the mining policy comes into effect, every coal miner will be required to treat the mine water," says D Hooroo, member secretary of the board.

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Coal Mining Has Been Reopened in India’s Meghalaya, but ...

Dec 24, 2019  Coal miners in the mineral-rich northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya have something to celebrate. Over the summer, the Supreme Court of India passed an order to reopen mining

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India's Treacherous Coal Mines in Meghalaya - Circle of Blue

May 15, 2014  Coal Mining Claims Another Region. Like the incredible ecological ruin that is occurring in many of the world’s other fossil energy development regions — West Virginia’s mountaintop removal strip mines, the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, and Nigeria’s polluted coastal oil drilling region — coal mines are laying waste to Meghalaya.

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Mining affected areas and its impact on livelihoods: Meghalaya

Apr 26, 2021  Coal mining. Coal is an important mineral resource of Meghalaya and is mined through a primitive mining method commonly known as rat-hole mining. The coal deposits present on the hill-slopes and along the riversides are mined by ‘side-cutting'. However, coal present underground in plain land is mined through a shaft/pit by the ‘box cutting ...

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(PDF) Coal Mining in Meghalaya -an environmental perspective

Coal Mining in Meghalaya -an environmental perspective ... Most studies of surface subsidence and its impacts have been done on underground coal mines. ... due to subsidence as a result of ...

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Coal mining threatens Meghalaya caves - Down to Earth

May 15, 2008  The Meghalaya Pollution Control Board says it is studying the effects of coal mines on the environment and the caves. "Once the mining policy comes into effect, every coal miner will be required to treat the mine water," says D Hooroo, member secretary of the board.

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India's Treacherous Coal Mines in Meghalaya - Circle of Blue

Coal Mining Claims Another Region. Like the incredible ecological ruin that is occurring in many of the world’s other fossil energy development regions — West Virginia’s mountaintop removal strip mines, the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, and Nigeria’s polluted coastal oil drilling region — coal mines are laying waste to Meghalaya.

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(PDF) Relentless Mining in Meghalaya, India

Extensive coal mining activity in the buffer zone of the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve (NBR) in Meghalaya, India, has led to habitat degradation and a landscape dotted with mine spoils.

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STATUS OF WATER QUALITY IN COAL MINING AREAS OF

Coal mining in Meghalaya The Jaintia Hills, one of the seven districts of Meghalaya occupies the eastern part of the state. It covers an area of 3819 Km2 which is 17.03% of the total geographical area of the state. The Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya is a major coal producing area with an estimated coal reserve of about 40 million tonnes.

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Meghalaya allows coal mining for domestic purpose, barred ...

The NGT had banned unscientific and ecologically unsafe rat-hole mining of coal in Meghalaya though it intermittently allowed transportation of already mined coal from time to time. Rat-hole mining involves digging of narrow tunnels, usually 3-4 feet high, for workers to enter and extract coal.The horizontal tunnels are often termed "rat-holes ...

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Rat Hole Mining in Meghalaya – Civilsdaily

Dec 07, 2020  Q.Despite a ban, rat-hole mining continues to prevail as an important practice in Meghalaya. What are the issues associated with it? Discuss. (150W) Rat Hole Mining. It is a primitive and hazardous method of mining for coal, with tunnels that are only 3-4 feet in diameter (hence, rat-hole), leading to pits ranging from 5-100 sq. mt deep.

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People living near mining activities at increased risk of ...

Dec 14, 2020  Local people suffer health impacts of mining in the absence of proper checks and balances on mining activities. Raigarh is one of the crucial places for coal mining in Chhattisgarh, the central-eastern state which accounts for over 18 percent of the country’s coal production. ... Meghalaya. Photo by Sharada Prasad CS/Wikimedia Commons.

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How to end rathole mining in Meghalaya

The ban was ordered on complaints that Meghalaya’s preferred mode of mineral extraction, rathole mining, was polluting rivers and water sources. Much of Meghalaya’s 576.48 million metric tonnes of coal reserve (of which 133.13 million metric tonnes is proven) is in thin seams located deep below with a large overburden.

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Neutralization of Acid Mine Drainage Contaminated Water ...

for human uses and thus affects livelihood and life of the people in and around the mining area. Environmental effects can be severe if mining activity is unscientific and lacks environmental safeguards. Coal of Eocene age is found in Meghalaya both in Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills. The sub-bituminous tertiary coal found in the state is ...

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Legal limits to tribal governance: coal mining in ...

This trend of privatization of land has focused attention on the negative effects of mining on agriculture, but also on the environment and the health of the local population. As noted by O.P. Singh, “coal mining in Meghalaya has benefited the people and the state and has been a means of wealth generation for some people of the coal mining area.

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(DOC) COAL MINING AND ITS SOCIAL IMPACT IN JAINTIA HILLS ...

With the introduction of coal mining in the 1970's a series of changes are evident in the social and economic life of the people.In the case of Jantia Hills coal is being mined indiscriminately in unscientific manner causing large-scale damage to natural systems like land, water, air and vegetation influencing the life of the people in the coal ...

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THE MEGHALAYA COAL MINING CASE- AN OVERVIEW

The Meghalaya mining accident happened on 13 December 2018, when 15 miners were trapped in a mine, in the Indian state of Meghalaya. While five miners managed to escape, rescue efforts for the remaining 15 continued till 2 March 2019.The miners were trapped inside the coal mine at a depth of around 370 feet (112 meters) in Jaintia Hills district.

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Effect of coal mining on soil physico-chemical properties ...

Mining causes massive damage to landscape and biological components of an ecosystem. Due to extensive and unmanaged coal mining in the southern part of Nokrek Biosphere Re-serve of Meghalaya, the area has been turned into degraded land since nutrient deficient sandy spoils are hostile for the growth and regeneration of plant communities.

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(PDF) Coal Mining in Meghalaya -an environmental perspective

Coal Mining in Meghalaya -an environmental perspective ... Most studies of surface subsidence and its impacts have been done on underground coal mines. ... due to subsidence as a result of ...

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(PDF) Relentless Mining in Meghalaya, India

Extensive coal mining activity in the buffer zone of the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve (NBR) in Meghalaya, India, has led to habitat degradation and a landscape dotted with mine spoils.

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Legal limits to tribal governance: coal mining in ...

This trend of privatization of land has focused attention on the negative effects of mining on agriculture, but also on the environment and the health of the local population. As noted by O.P. Singh, “coal mining in Meghalaya has benefited the people and the state and has been a means of wealth generation for some people of the coal mining area.

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Neutralization of Acid Mine Drainage Contaminated Water ...

for human uses and thus affects livelihood and life of the people in and around the mining area. Environmental effects can be severe if mining activity is unscientific and lacks environmental safeguards. Coal of Eocene age is found in Meghalaya both in Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills. The sub-bituminous tertiary coal found in the state is ...

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Meghalaya allows coal mining for domestic purpose, barred ...

The NGT had banned unscientific and ecologically unsafe rat-hole mining of coal in Meghalaya though it intermittently allowed transportation of already mined coal from time to time. Rat-hole mining involves digging of narrow tunnels, usually 3-4 feet high, for workers to enter and extract coal.The horizontal tunnels are often termed "rat-holes ...

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National Green Tribunal- Coal Mining in Meghalaya

May 17, 2015  Myths about Coal mining in Meghalaya Sixth Schedule: Meghalaya is a Sixth Schedule State hence its autonomy gives freedom to the people to mine as they wish. Land Tenure System of the state: The unique land tenure system of the state gives rights over minerals too. Exempted from Nationalisation: Coal in Meghalaya was never nationalised or have ...

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Muddling through: Searching for the ideal in the coal ...

Aug 01, 2015  Primarily, we draw from 22 interviews with various actors in the field, including government bureaucrats, current or erstwhile coal miners, traders, academics, and NGO functionaries. During these interactions, participants were asked to talk about the evolution of coal mining in Meghalaya, its characteristics and impacts.

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(DOC) COAL MINING AND ITS SOCIAL IMPACT IN JAINTIA HILLS ...

With the introduction of coal mining in the 1970's a series of changes are evident in the social and economic life of the people.In the case of Jantia Hills coal is being mined indiscriminately in unscientific manner causing large-scale damage to natural systems like land, water, air and vegetation influencing the life of the people in the coal ...

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12 Environmental Effects of Coal Mining - Environment 911

One of the most obvious (albeit perhaps least harmful) environmental effects of coal mining is noise pollution. Coal mining is a loud, day- and night-long process that disrupts the lives of those in the surrounding communities, reduces the quality of life and can go on for decades. #11 Loss Of Wildlife. Coal mining requires a large expanse of ...

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THE MEGHALAYA COAL MINING CASE- AN OVERVIEW

The Meghalaya mining accident happened on 13 December 2018, when 15 miners were trapped in a mine, in the Indian state of Meghalaya. While five miners managed to escape, rescue efforts for the remaining 15 continued till 2 March 2019.The miners were trapped inside the coal mine at a depth of around 370 feet (112 meters) in Jaintia Hills district.

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Impacts of Coal mining: a Review of Methods and Parameters ...

The earliest study on the effects of surface coal mining operations on the water quality was reported. 63,64 A study on water quality effects of coal mining in Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya 65 revealed that coal mining has increased the toxicity level to such an extent that the water is completely unfit for agriculture and human consumption, and ...

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Install CCTVs to check illegal mining in Meghalaya: NGT ...

Apr 26, 2019  It also decided to follow a protocol of creating awareness about the ill effects of coal mining. “As there are many reports of illegal coal transportation in Meghalaya, installation of CCTV cameras is very important in order to check the movement of coal laden trucks in the state.” Kakoti expressed in the meeting.

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Rat Hole Mining - Meghalaya East Jaintia Hills UPSC ...

Jan 15, 2019  Negative impacts of Rat Hole Mining UPSC – IAS Pib. Environmental Degradation: It has caused the water in the Kopili river (flows through Meghalaya and Assam) to turn acidic. Pollution: Roadsides used for piling of coal leads to air, water and soil pollution. Exploitation of workers: Maximum mining in Meghalaya is from rat hole mining ...

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