GUWAHATI:  The Meghalaya government has landed in hot water after a three-member committee formed by the National Green Tribunal found that coal mining has been going on in the state despite a ban since 2014. The NGT has already told the Conrad Sangma government to pay Rs. 100 crore for not effectively enforcing the ban on coal mining.

The three-member committee submitted their final report to the NGT last month, days after 15 miners disappeared inside a rat-hole mine in the state’s East Jaintia Hills. The miners are now feared dead. Read More