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Coal Miners Day 2022: History, Significance

Coal Miners Day 2022: History, SignificanceCoal Miners Day is observed on 4th May every year to honour the coal miners. this day aims to recognize the hard work of unsung heroes of the Industrial Revolution.

  • it also highlights appreciation for the coal miners and offers honour for their accomplishments.

Coal Miners Day 2022: History

  • In 1575, one George Bruce of Carnock, Scotland opened the first-ever coal mine. in 1774, India got its first coal mine. the East India Company exploited the Raniganj coalfield which is situated in the Asansol and Durgapur region.

Coal Miners Day 2022: Indian Laws That Protect Miners

  • The Mines Act 1952, Mine Rules 1955, Coal Mine Regulation-1957, among others, lay down the provisions for the health, safety and welfare of workers in coal, oil and metal mines.
  • The Mines Act 1952, Mine Rules 1955, Coal Mine Regulation-1957 act lays down the minimum wages for miners, extra wages for overtime, the working hours, employment of women, leaves, compensations and punishments for owners violating the laws.

Significant Coal suppliers States in India

  • Jharkhand,
  • Odisha,
  • Chhattisgarh,
  • West Bengal,
  • Madhya Pradesh,
  • Telangana
  • Maharashtra

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