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How one billionaire could keep three countries hooked on coal for decades

The story of Adani and its Australian project illustrates why the world keeps burning coal despite its profound danger — and despite falling prices for options like natural gas, wind and solar.

Nagaland: Four dead in abandoned rat-hole coal mine

The exact reason behind them being present at the mine is yet to be established. Also, the exact cause of the death could not be established since their families refused to get their postmortem conducted, said officials.


Meghalaya: Mining ban, moving allowed, in between the tragedy

Since 2014 ban, NGT teams report illegal mining in Meghalaya, local officials say no way to check if coal is old or new. When the NGT ban was ordered, Meghalaya’s annual coal production was nearly 6 million tonnes.

Dark places

Mining tragedy shines the light on unscientific coal extraction in Meghalaya. Government must urgently address the problem

Rat-hole mining rampant in Meghalaya despite NGT ban

Four years after the National Green Tribunal ordered a ban on coal mining in Meghalaya, illegal practices continue unabated in the state, putting lives at risk every day.

Time running out, hope CIL acts on our plea for special pumps: Meghalaya CM on trapped miners

The CM said the state government has written to the Coal India seeking their special pumps (high-power submersible pumps) to aid the rescue of the 15 miners in Lumthari area of East Jaintia Hills district.


Meghalaya govt sought a way around NGT ban on coal mining

At the time the NGT ban came into force, it is estimated that nearly six million tonnes of coal were being extracted annually from Meghalaya’s illegal mines.

Coal transport continues to face challenges: Ministry

According to the October 24 note of coal ministry, there will be a spurt in demand of coal transport through railways only. The ministry estimates that coal supply through road is unlikely to increase significantly.

Auction of 329 mines: Top 10 mineral rich states submit action plan to govt

Last month, the central government advised all the state governments to complete the exploration activities at 329 mines, which are expiring in 2020, by the end of this year.

Citing union pressure, Coal rolls back, puts on hold plan to let private firms mine for sale

Coal India Ltd and its subsidiaries account for more than 80 per cent of domestic coal output and employed 2.50 lakh workers and 30,798 supervisors as of April 2018.