3 min read.Updated: 12 Jun 2015, 09:03 PM ISTVijay Bedi
A day after World Day Against Child Labour, a look at rat hole mining which continues to be a menace in Meghalaya
In April 2014, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned rat-hole mining in Meghalaya, an age-old exploitative practice in which largely children were sent down deep mining pits to extract coal. An entire industry was centered around this activity in the North-Eastern state.
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