Unearthed – Mining on the coal belt of Meghalaya, India

unearthed mining on the coal belt of meghalaya india

Photographer’s comment: “After decades of wanton exploitation and rapacious activities taking place in the coal belts of Meghalaya, India, the order issued by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to stop rat-hole coal mining across Meghalaya has lighted a ray of hope in the hearts of all Meghalayans, young and old (except those with vested interests) that the dark period of environmental degradation of the state of Meghalaya would soon come to an end, and those areas which had suffered would soon be restored to their former pristine glory.

Name of photographer: Bhavesh Bhati
Location: Meghalaya, India