The flood situation in Meghalaya remained grim on Tuesday though water level in some parts of Garo Hills receded even as death toll due to the devastation caused by flash flood and landslides rose
Meghalaya coal miners, owners and dealers have called a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk bandh on August 6 in protest against the State Government’s failure to comply with the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) o
SHILLONG: Since the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ruling, the role of the 15 check gates maintained by the Mining and Geology Department of the State
A staggering 33 villages and as many as 70 houses in have been reported to be fully damaged and destroyed in the cyclonic storm that hit parts of the Garo Hills region on Sunday night 27th April.
SHILLONG: The National Green Tribunal will hold a hearing in Shillong on Friday on the matter of threat to life arising out of coal mining in South Garo Hills District.
NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar and expert member Ranjan Chatterjee will hear the matter.
The Meghalaya Government has misrepresented before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) about coal mining ban in South Garo Hills and it took the lives of four persons to expose the lie.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Threat to Life Arising Out of Coal Mining in South Garo Hills District Vs. State of Meghalaya & Ors. dated 24/01/2014 regarding mining in Garo Hills and Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya.
Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/110-2012(THC)(OA)_24Jan2014.pdf
Previous Orders: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/e-orders.php?eid=4395
Facing rampant mining in the state, Meghalaya government said on Wednesday said that while sand mining would not be banned, it would put in place regulations and provide alternative options for sus
Sand mining has many devastating traits. For one, it destroys the river beds, changes the course of the river, causes banks to flood as well as washes away houses that lie near its path.
"You come out with the truth or we will dig it out," the National Green Tribunal today warned the Meghalaya government after it stated that 15 persons, who were allegedly trapped inside a coal mine
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