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States callous in dealing with silicosis, says NHRC

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:10

The National Human Rights Commission chairman K.G. Balakrishnan Friday expressed concern over the callousness of the states in dealing with the problems of people affected with silicosis.

Silicosis risk to be discussed at national conference

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 21:44

With close to three million workers in India at high risk of silica exposure, of which 1.7 million do mining-related activities, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will organise a day-long conference Friday to discuss and review steps taken by the government to prevent, detect and eliminate Silicosis, a lung disorder.

Silicosis affects mine workers

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 17:38

Silicosis is one of the most common diseases that affects Indian mine workers, parliament was informed Monday.

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