National Green Tribunal imposed Rs. 100 crore fine on Meghalaya for illegal coal mining
The National Green Tribunal has imposed a
fine of whopping Rs. 100 crore on Meghalaya state government for its failure to
curb illegal coal mining in the state.
The fine was imposed as a “deterrent” and
for its “inaction” to curb illegal mining in the northeastern state.
It is worth mentioning that at least 15 miners are trapped
in the 370 foot-deep illegal coal mine in Lumthari village of East Jaintia
Hills district of Meghalaya since 13 December 2018 and all efforts to pump the
water out of flooded mine have been in vain.