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Supreme Court asks Meghalaya to deposit Rs 100 crore fine for illegal coal mining

The National Green Tribunal had fined the Meghalaya government on January 4. During the hearing, the state government had admitted that a large number of mines were operating illegally in the northeastern state.

The making of a wasteland

On paper, mining is not allowed in the foothills of Shivalik, an area rich in stones and gravel. But as the government looks the other way, mining mafia goes about their work, unhindered, in villages, less than 25 km away from Chandigarh.


With curb on illegal mining, out-of-job miners in West Bengal mull NOTA

Since the notification of elections and seizures taking place to curb illegal election funding, coal mafia operating in the areas have stopped operations throwing more than hundreds of these miners commonly known as "rat-hole miners" out of a livelihood.

Mohali: Man informs administration about illegal mining, doesn’t get any response

Speaking about illegal mining in the area, Sardara Singh said it was most prevalent near Ghaggar river and Tangri river on Haryana side.

Illegal miners devour fields on the periphery — despite High Court order

Khijrabaad, Kubaheri, Mianpur, Lubhangarh and Tapprian villages are the worst hit areas in Majri block.

Punjab: In Nakodar village, panchayat members allege illegal mining

“Even village roads are getting damaged due to plying of tractor trolleys carrying sand,” said a villager. Sarpanch Manpreet Singh, however, said no illegal mining was taking place. “Some sand was lifted from panchayat land recently for construction work.”


Illegal mining in Aravalli: Govt machinery 'rotten' in Rajasthan, says Supreme Court

The Rajasthan government had last year told the apex court that no illegal mining was going on in 115.34 hectares of land in Aravalli area of the state

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Kakrali village, located on the banks of Ghaggar river near Mubarikpur, nearly 6 km from Zirakpur town, has emerged as a favourite hotspot for illegal miners.

No check on illegal mining, claim Majri villagers, mining officer says no complaints yet

Gurwinder Singh, a Khijrabaad resident who has lodged complaints against illegal mining in the past, says that now they have given up as they are not getting any help from the administration.

Down the rat hole: what draws men to Meghalaya's mines

Crawling for 6-7 hours hauling a coal cart in complete dark for Rs 1,500 per day, or scrounging for work at home, earning Rs 200 daily. This difference is what draws men from Chirang in Assam to East Jaintia mines in Meghalaya — including the three missing now and the one survivor

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17 Year Old's Viral Video Throws Light On Beach Sand Mining in Southern Kerala

An important anti-mining campaign by a bunch of villagers in Alappad, Kerala was brought to public spotlight through the video of a 17 year old class 12 student.

Witness In The Alleged Human Sacrifice Case At PRP Granites Mines

P R Palanichamy, the mining baron who heads the country’s largest granite export firm, is set to be questioned by Madurai police Wednesday after skeletal remains of four persons, including a child, were dug up from a mining quarry last Sunday following allegations of human sacrifice. The remains were exhumed following a complaint from a […]