Study on Areas Affected by Mining-NEHU

Publisher: MBDA
Authors: P Aghalya Nehwal
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Published on: 15/06/2021
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Abstract

A number of valuable minerals are found in different parts of Meghalaya, where people in rural areas are also dependent on mining and mining related activities apart from agriculture and horticulture. Of these, coal and limestone have been mined in large areas of Meghalaya covering all the three Hill Regions. Sand and stone mining from the hills and river beds is also common.

Environmental impact of mining

A number of valuable minerals are found in different parts of Meghalaya, where people in rural areas are also dependent on mining and mining related activities apart from agriculture and horticulture. Of these, coal and limestone have been mined in large areas of Meghalaya covering all the three Hill Regions. Sand and stone mining from the hills and river beds is also common.

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