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Pressure on Meghalaya Government to Take Action Against Coal Mine Owner Against Death of Six Workers

  by NEWSNER , 2021-02-03 00:14:36


Pressure on Meghalaya Government to Take Action Against Coal Mine Owner Against Death of Six Workers

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday requested that the Meghalaya government make an exacting move against the people, including the proprietor of the mine, answerable for the coal mineshaft related mishap that occurred in East Garo Hills as of late. 

 

Protest by NGT:

 

The NGT likewise requested that the state government make a move against any remaining coal mineshaft related mishaps. 

 

During the gathering of the NGT council led by the director, Justice BD Agarwal at Sylvan House, the office of the PCCF Lower Lachumiere in Shillong on Tuesday, the issue identified with coal mineshaft disasters was examined. 

 

"The issue was raised during the sitting of the NGT board and it guided the State government to make a severe move against people answerable for the mine-related mishaps, including the proprietor of the mine," sources said. 

 

An investigation by NGT:

 

Sources educated that the NGT Committee director alongside different individuals visited a portion of the mining zones in East Jaiñtia Hills locale. 

 

"The executive visited the site where six workers from Assam had died in a neglected coal mineshaft as of late," sources said. 

 

"The executive likewise visited various spots in East Jaiñtia Hills locale, including one coke plant," sources said. 

 

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Death of 6 Workers:

 

An aggregate of 6 workers in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills region was killed in a mishap when they were working in a coal mine shaft. 

 

The coal mineshaft laborers were occupants of Assam and were digging a passage on January 21, 2021 night in one of the coal mineshafts close to Rymbai town. 

 

The six coal mineshaft laborers fell into a 150 feet deep after the machine, which they were utilizing to digging the passage, split up. 

 

The bodies were recovered the following morning.

 

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