SHILLONG: The state government has written to Union Ministry of Environment and Forest on July 28 to hold a meeting to discuss the finalization of mining plan, mining policy and mining guidelines.

Mukul undertakes aerial survey of flood hit areas in Garo Hills

In an effort to restore green cover in Meghalaya's Garo Hills, a slew of new development works have been initiated to halt the degeneration of the environment.

Despite decades of concerted global conservation efforts, biodiversity loss continues unabated, making it important to assess the effectiveness of conservation approaches. Using forest cover as a proxy for conservation effectiveness, we analysed land-use and land-cover changes across a community and a state forest of Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, India. Forest losses in the community lands (77.94 sq. km) were higher compared to the state forest (11.48 sq. km) between 1994 and 2014, and were driven by mining, industry, plantations and agriculture.

Modi government’s North East push will only see 7.5 per cent road target achieved

SHILLONG: The Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) is planning to set up a processing plant at Mawthabah in connection with uranium mining.

NONGSTOIN: Following incessant rains for almost a week, West Khasi Hills district was hit by a flash flood on Thursday, the worst of its kind in a while, with Nongstoin being the most affected.

The tribunal had directed the MoEF, Ministry of Coal and the Meghalaya government to hold a meeting to finalise the mining plan and submit a report before it.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Thomas Nongtdu & Others. Vs. State of Meghalaya & Others dated 21/07/2016 regarding illegal coal mining, Meghalaya. Counsel appearing for the State of Meghalaya has filed a Status Report which mentions that there is 30,12,309 metric ton of coal lying in open for which the royalty has not been obtained.

Tribunal directs the State of Meghalaya to file an affidavit placing the complete methodology on record as to how they propose to deal with the disposal of the coal vested in the State.

An indirect fallout of the ban on coal mining in Meghalaya by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is the near closure of the Cachar Paper Mill (CPM) in Panchgram, Assam.

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