GeographyChoose given statement is true/false:Rat Hole Mining is a form of mining prevalent in North-West India.

Choose given statement is true/false:


Rat Hole Mining is a form of mining prevalent in North-West India.


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    True
  2. B
    False 

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    Solution:

    The above stated statement is false.
    In tribal regions of the North-East, where some resources, including coal, iron ore, limestone, and dolomite, are possessed by individuals and groups, rat-hole mining is a localised kind of coal mining that is widespread. Family members of the tribal group mine coal in the Jowai and Cherrapunji areas of Meghalaya using a long, narrow tunnel. In rat hole mining, coal is extracted by workers (often youngsters) entering tiny, usually 3–4 foot high tunnels. It was prohibited in 2014 by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) because it was hazardous for employees and involved unscientific methods. The NGT prohibition has been contested in front of the Supreme Court by the state government of Meghalaya.
    The correct statement is that rat hole mining is a form of mining prevalent in North-East India.
     
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