It is exactly a month since 15 miners have been trapped in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia hills district. Hope fades as not a single miner has yet been rescued. Sources in the Meghalaya government have told NDTV that the rescue operations are still on but in near future it "may be called off" as there are no indication about the state of the 15 men, highly placed sources in the Meghalaya government indicated. Efforts to pump out water from the main shaft and the adjacent shaft have led to almost no success. Lakhs of litres of water have been pumped out but still the water level inside the mine remains almost same, say rescue workers.