West Jaintia Hills UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • Meghalaya, blessed by nature’s bounty, has been at the receiving end of greed for the resources that lie beneath its land.

  • Meghalaya, a small State in the northeastern region of India, has an abundance of coal and limestone. 

  • About 9% of the country’s total limestone reserves are distributed across the State.

  • A land blessed by nature’s bounty, the State has been at the receiving end of human greed for resources that lie beneath its land.

  • Uncontrolled coal mining and illegal limestone mining. 

  • Limestone mining is carried out by open cast method both in large- and small-scale levels.

  • Many of these are illegal. 

  • The limestone mined is used chiefly for manufacturing products such as cement, lime and edible lime.



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