Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Child Labor in Indian Coal Mines Child leave school to work in coal mines under perilous conditions

Child Labor in Indian Coal Mines :

Times photojournalist Daniel Berehulak, along with Mark Magnier, reported a fantastic photo essay on the mining situation in the Jaintia Hills district of India, located in the northeastern state of Meghalaya. Perhaps as many as thousands of underage workers as young as 8, lured by the wages, leave school to work in coal mines under perilous conditions. The country officially upholds mining safety standards and forbids child labor, but loopholes in state laws allow widespread abuses. The young miners descend on rickety ladders made of branches into the makeshift coal mines, scrambling sideways into “rat hole” shafts so small that even kneeling becomes impossible. Lying horizontally, they hack away with picks and their bare hands: Human labor here is far cheaper than machines.

To Read Full Story & To see all Scaring Photographs of young children working in Coal Mines Click Here : 

Disclaimer :

Let us grow together is an informative blogspot for expressing technical & personal views on indian stock market.This blogspot is made for educational purpose.Author/Owner recommending technical view on stocks may or may not have positions. Individual Investors/Readers are requested to do their own research and/or consult a certified financial planner as per SEBI GUIDELINES before making decisions with respect to buying and selling stocks or derivatives.

This blogspot,its authors,its publishers do not take any responsibility for the views expressed in the blogspot and any consequences including financial,legal or otherwise resulting from actions based on such views. Every readers,investors or visitors of this blogspot must take a note of this first.