Meghalaya is rich in large deposits of coal, limestone, gypsum and clay (Figure 1), including kaolin, glass, sand, quartz and feldspar. The recent discovery of more than 16,000 tonnes of uranium in the Mahadek basin of Khasi hills puts Meghalaya forefront in the valuable mineral deposits. Coal deposits distributed throughout the state, mainly along
But the Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Act, 1973, which vests ownership and control of the mineral with the Indian state, expressly lists Meghalaya's coal mines as being under its purview. Besides, the Sixth Schedule also confers the right over underground minerals to the Indian state.
Is coal mining in Meghalaya illegal due to the absence of 'mining lease'? This is the question that is being asked in any meeting on mineral development outside Meghalaya. To apply a mining lease, a 'mining plan' is needed, a projection of the 3 dimensional model of the ore body.
Shillong, Jan 18 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday sought Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's intervention in getting exemption from the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act and Coal Mines Nationalisation Act to restore mining in the northeastern state at the earliest, said an official here.
Meghalaya miner body Second miner's body recovered from flooded coal mine in Meghalaya. The first body was recovered on Thursday in a joint operation by the Indian Navy and the National Disaster Response Force, nine days after it was spotted.
18 · Minerals of Meghalaya. The State of Meghalaya is endowed with large deposits of a number of valuable minerals such as coal, limestone, kaolin, clay, granite, glass-sand and uranium. The table below gives information about various mineral resources of the State.
Meghalaya Largest producer of coal and limestone in North-East India State Lead Pawan Choudhary. Chat. Snapshot Receives the highest amount of rainfall in India, 12m annually ... Mineral Industry Meghalaya is endowed with a rich natural resource base of coal, limestone, uranium and granite.
· The rat-hole coal mines of Meghalaya. Jan 18, 2009 Meghalaya, a state better known for its abundant forest wealth and natural beauty, is unfortunately also home to a highly hazardous, ... Minerals of Meghalaya: Department of Mining and Geology. The State of Meghalaya is endowed with large deposits of a number of 1.88%Pb:0.88mt. with ...
Rat-hole mining involves digging of narrow tunnels for workers to enter and extract coal. The entire state of Meghalaya is very rich in mineral reserves. Not just coal, many other minerals are found in abundance in Meghalaya. East Jaintia Hills happens to be one of the highest reserves of forest and coal.