Mines & Mineral Administration: Department of Mining and ...

The Mines Act, 1952 - The main object of the Mines Act, 1952 is to regulate the working conditions in the mines and to provide certain amenities to the workers employed therein. The Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act, 1957 - The object for which this Act was enacted was that the regulation of mines and the development of minerals ...

Uranium Mining in Meghalaya, India | EJAtlas

Feb 09, 2015· Meghalaya is the third uranium rich state in the country after Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh. The state accounts for 16 per cent of Indias uranium reserves, with deposits estimated to be around 9,500 tones and 4,000 tones respectively at Domiasiat and Wakhyn, both in West Khasi hills region. Project area: 422.

Another year, another mining tragedy — why Meghalaya's ...

Feb 02, 2021· Meghalaya reportedly exports 5-8 lakh tonnes of coal to Bangladesh every year at a price of $52 (approx. Rs 3,800)/tonne. In April 2014, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered a ban on coal mining in Meghalaya, which is primarily conducted through rat-hole mines, and also the transportation of coal extracted thus.

Homepage: Department of Mining and Geology

Homepage: Department of Mining and Geology. The Department of Mining & Geology was created out of its parent Department of Assam Government during the bifurcation of the State of Meghalaya in the year 1972. The Directorate of Mineral Resources …

Rat-Hole mines of Meghalaya: Politics of death, money and ...

Apr 09, 2019· 15 miners were trapped in a flooded rat hole mine in Meghalaya on December 2018. It is feared that all of them are dead. 2 dead bodies have been recovered s...

13 believed dead in Meghalaya illegal mine accident ...

Meghalaya has nearly 640 million tonnes of coal reserves. Mining of coal by hand has been going on in Meghalaya for over 150 years, mostly for local use. Large-scale illegal and indiscriminate ...

2018 Meghalaya mining accident - Wikipedia

The Meghalaya mining accident happened on 13 December 2018, when 15 miners were trapped in a mine in Ksan, in the Indian state of Meghalaya.While five miners managed to escape, rescue efforts for the remaining 10 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.

Meghalaya - Wikipedia

Meghalaya (/ ˌ m eɪ ɡ ə ˈ l eɪ ə /, or / m eɪ ˈ ɡ ɑː l ə j ə /, meaning "abode of clouds"; from Sanskrit megha, "cloud" + ā-laya, "abode") is a state in northeastern India.Meghalaya was formed by carving out two districts from the state of Assam: the United Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills, and the Garo Hills on 21 January 1972. Meghalaya was previously part of Assam, but on 21 ...

coal mining: Coal mining leases granted in Meghalaya after ...

Sep 25, 2021· Shillong: Mining leases for three coal blocks were granted in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills by the Union Coal Ministry in a major boost for the sector in the state after a ban was imposed by the Nation Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2014, officials said on Friday. The mining leases were granted in the name of Labour Lyngdoh, a resident of Rymbai village, and Dapmain Shylla of Byndihati village ...

List of Gold Mines in India (With Location & More Info)

District: Raichur Total Area: 851 km 2 Elevation: 1,335 feet Nearest Cities: Bangalore, Hatti, Raichur, Hyderabad Location: It is located 470 km from Bangalore, 2 km from Hatti, 80 km from Raichur, 297 km from Hyderabad Started in 1902, the Hutti mine is one of the most ancient mines in the world. Researchers have found that the mining activity in this region is approximately 1900 years old.

Killer coal mines of Meghalaya: Livelihood or death-trap ...

Jan 07, 2019· Rat-hole mining is a form of mining unique to Meghalaya owing to the thin layers of coal prevalent in the state and is considered to be a cheaper alternative to large-scale operations. Also Read: For these Assam villagers, working in killer mines is way of life. When this EastMojo team visited Meghalaya, a couple of weeks after the Ksan tragedy ...

National Green Tribunal- Coal Mining in Meghalaya

May 17, 2015· The truth about Coal mining in Meghalaya Sixth Schedule: Paragraph 9 of the Sixth Schedule explicitly mentions the need for Lease, Licences or Leases for the purpose of prospecting for, or extraction of, minerals. Land Tenure System of the state: The land ownership pattern is only for surface rights and not mineral. Exempted from ...

Child Labour in the Coal Mines of Meghalaya | Request PDF

Request PDF | Child Labour in the Coal Mines of Meghalaya | Children are the future of the world but in spite of too much so called development in 21st century, we stand at same footing and call ...

LIMESTONE MINING AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL …

Meghalaya, a small state in north eastern region of India is abundantly blessed with coal and limestone. About 9% of the country's total limestone reserves are distributed in the state. Mining is carried out by open cast ... particularly the owners of mines and cement plants should give necessary attention to environmental issues

How to end rathole mining in Meghalaya

Jan 01, 2019· 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.

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

Dec 24, 2019· Since 2008, Impulse NGO Network has been extensively involved in research on labor violations in coal mining areas in Meghalaya, where it claimed …

Child labour rampant in Meghalaya | Guwahati News - Times ...

Jan 09, 2013· SHILLONG: Meghalaya is not a good place for children to grow up in. Child labour, especially in coal mines, has always been rampant in the state.And now it …

Ground Report: For Meghalaya Mine Workers, Even Death is ...

Lumthari, Meghalaya. Jostina Dkhar has not gone to work on the paddy fields for the last eight months. Not since she lost her sons, Melambok (22) and Dimonmei (20) at the mouth of the Ksan mine ...

An Introduction to Rat-hole Mining | Environics Trust

Feb 20, 2019· On December 2018, the collapse of coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills, trapping at least 15 workers who were still missing and are feared dead, has thrown the spotlight on the "rat-hole mining." Although banned, it remains the only procedure of coal mining in Meghalaya.

Indian Bureau of Mines may close down Topcem Cement's ...

Feb 23, 2021· The Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) has served a fresh violation notice to the producer of Topcem Cement, and may order suspension of limestone mining in South Khliehjri mine if the 'violations' are not rectified immediately.. Vikash Kumar, Assistant Controller of Mines of IBM, on February 4, served a violation notice to Kailash Chandra Lohia, the chairman of Meghalaya Cements Ltd, the ...

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

May 15, 2014· Treacherous Mines. The Meghalaya box mine is a fiercesome sight. At the surface, it appears as a nearly perfect square of dark, empty air measuring 10 by 10 meters (32 feet). The sides of the mine, cut from limestone and sandstone, typically …

Meghalaya mine: Rescuers wait for water level to drop more ...

Jun 11, 2021· Meghalaya mine: Rescuers wait for water level to drop more; 5 trapped for 11 days Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that the condition is difficult for the rescuers and efforts to reach the trapped miners are making little progress.

6 coal mine workers killed in Meghalaya's East Jaintia ...

Jan 22, 2021· Earlier, in December 2018, Meghalaya saw a similar mining accident when 15 miners were trapped in a mine in Ksan in East Jaintia Hills district. After relentless efforts, only 5 miners could be saved and bodies of the other 10 could never be retrieved from the 370-feet deep flooded tunnel.

Mining in India's Northeast - Challenges and Opportunities ...

Feb 06, 2016· The proposed Meghalaya Mines and Minerals Policy mentions the participation of private sectors and joint ventures to take part in mining related activities. If this policy is implemented, it could mean a huge investment opportunity for private and foreign players. Under the Make in India Initiative, foreign direct investment (FDI) has been ...

Government's bid to resume coal mining in Meghalaya ...

Sep 27, 2021· Daily wage, which could be as high as Rs 2,000, draw a section of the poor from the Northeast to the Meghalaya mines. Some of the coal mines are owned by politicians.

Five labourers trapped in Meghalaya coal mine after ...

May 31, 2021· Miners at a rat-hole coal mine in East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. This photo from 2020 was submitted by activists to the government as evidence of …

UMESH KUMAR - DGM-MINES - Meghalaya Cements Limited | …

DGM-MINES Meghalaya Cements Limited Feb 2013 - Present 8 years 1 month. Shillong Area, India DGM-MINES Meghalaya Cements Limited

Minerals in Meghalaya – Meghalaya PCS Free Notes

Jan 15, 2018· The production of upgraded coal was reported by private non-captive mines in the unorganised sector located in these areas except Mikir Hills district. The mines are operated mostly by the local tribals in their private lands. Uranium reserves in Meghalaya . Meghalaya is the third uranium rich state in the country after Jharkhand and Andhra ...

Curse of the black gold: How Meghalaya depends on coal ...

Meghalaya's mines, concentrated primarily in the Jaintia Hills, are commonly known as 'rat hole mines'. Large cranes are used to dig pits ranging from 100 to 300 feet into the hill until they hit ...

Coal mining leases granted in Meghalaya after seven years ...

Sep 24, 2021· It had said that if coal mining is done under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act and the Mineral Concession Rules 1960, the ban imposed by the NGT will not be applicable. The Ministry of Coal had on May 6 allowed the start of mining in Meghalaya by approving five coal mining applications submitted by the state government.

MEGHALAYA MINERALS & MINES LIMITED - Company, directors ...

Meghalaya Minerals & Mines Limited is a Public incorporated on 03 March 2000. It is classified as Non-govt company and is registered at Registrar of Companies, Shillong. Its authorized share capital is Rs. 15,000,000 and its paid up capital is Rs. 14,900,000.

Meghalaya's rat hole traps - The Hindu

Jan 11, 2019· The Meghalaya Pollution Control Board, in its report of 2008 titled 'Investigation Report on the Contamination of the Lukha River', had blamed toxic effluents from the mines and cement plants ...

Rat-Hole Mining in Meghalaya – II | Current Affairs

Jan 08, 2019· The Government of Meghalaya should consider closing the rat-hole mines as its first-order priority. It has already avoided taking action even after a similar mine-flooding accident in 2012 in South Garo Hills. Many mining workers are ready to undertake the risky labour because of the higher-than-average wages paid.