Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Indian President Urges Mine Safety

Today the President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, urged all the stakeholders of mining fraternity (the government, business & industry, academics and researchers) to take all necessary steps to minimize the adverse impact of mining on the health of workers and the surrounding population. Speaking at an event promoting mine safety, the President said that living conditions of coal miners could be improved by providing and improving basic facilities such as housing, water supply, medical care and education. She also noted that that the era of globalization, which demands competitive and efficient functioning, has resulted in the need for a new work culture and business environment in the mining sector.

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