Miner’s Paradise – Mining on the coal belt of Meghalaya, India

miner s paradise mining on the coal belt of meghalaya india

Photographer’s comment: “Other than illegal coal mining, Jhum cultivation, also known as shifting cultivation – a farming technique involving clearing large tracts of hilly forest land to cultivate until the soil is infertile – is still being practiced in the state, leading to large scale deforestation.

Name of photographer: Bhavesh Bhati
Location: Meghalaya, India