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Jharia Coal Belt Documentation 

Jharia Coal Belt Documentation 

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10/08/2008 
Jharia is one of the most important coal mines in India and one of the largest in Asia. Once a treasure trove of high-quality coking coal, uncontrollable fires have turned the mine and the surroundings into a slow-burning inferno. Before coal was unearthed in this area, Jharia was a belt of dense forests inhabited by tribes. Thousands of poor, mostly unskilled, migrants from neighboring states have settled in Jharia over the years. Most of them collect coal illegally to pay for their two meals a day. Ill health adds to the sense of despair in the area. Pollution invades everything - air, water and land. Smoke from the fires contains poisonous gases including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. These fumes, along with fine coal dust from the fires, causes several lung and skin diseases. The problem is made worse by the fact that most mine workers, including shovel drivers, do not wear masks, boots or overalls. It's no surprise that the most common diseases in this area are pneumoconiosis, tuberculosis, asthma and other chronic lung disorders. Not only miners but everyone living in the area is affected. 
Coal Worker at the Emergency
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Jharia Coal Mine  Worker
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Excavator Operating in Jharia Coal Mine
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Excavator Operating in Jharia Coal Mine
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Jharia Coal Mine Workers
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Jharia Coal Mine Workers
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Jharia Coal Mine Worker
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Jharia Coal Mine Worker
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Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Pickers
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Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Pickers
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Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Picker
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Jharia Coal Mine
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Jharia Coal Mine
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Children in Jharia Coal Mine
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Bokahapadi Village near Jharia Coal Mine
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Bokahapadi Village near Jharia Coal Mine
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Jharia Coal Mine Worker
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Jharia Coal Mine Worker
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Jharia Coal Mine Worker
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Villager with Respiratory Illness
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Burnt High Grade Coal
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Child in Jharia Coal Mine
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Child Coal Worker in Jharia Coal Mine
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Coal Picker in Jharia Coal Mine
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Child in Jharia Coal Mine
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