In a clear indication that NGT ban on coal mining in Meghalaya was being openly violated by coal miners, at least eleven instances of illegal coal extraction was reported in East Jaintia Hills Dist

Coal mining in East and West Jaintia Hills districts still continues with hundreds of coal mine owners throwing caution to the wind and resorting to rampant mining and extraction of coal in open vi

SHILLONG: The Meghalaya Eco-Friendly Students Union (MEFSU) has decided to resort to legal course of action following the Government’s alleged indifferent attitude in penalizing the nine erring cem

The Meghalaya flood situation remained grim with 38 deaths reported while at least nine persons still remained untraced.

Four months after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had ordered a ban on ‘rat-hole’ coal mining in Meghalaya, an organization called Movement for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Livelihood-Meghalaya

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Circuit Bench at High Court of Meghalaya, Shillong) in the matter of Threat to life Arising Out of Coal Mining in South Garo Hills District Vs State of Meghalaya & Ors. dated 01/08/2014 regarding illegal, unscientific, unregulated and improper mining activity, particularly the rat-hole mining.

SHILLONG: The State Forest department is distressed over the mushrooming of small-scale illegal saw mills all along the Meghalaya-Assam border and in several other locations across the State despit

While expressing concern over the National Green Tribunal order of imposing a blanket ban on the mining activities across the State which has more than 150000 families, Movement for Indigenous Peop

Transportation of coal from Jaintia Hills

Scientific wisdom is used by people to extract coal: Chief Secretary