Gehlot promises steps for sanitation workers’ safety


Jaipur: The state government will provide adequate equipment and make proper arrangements so that no sanitation worker has to enter the manhole for cleaning severs, announced chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday. Gehlot was addressing the Cleanliness Session at Birla Auditorium on the occasion of 150 Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The chief minister honoured the sanitation workers who have done remarkable work in cleanliness. Read more

Raj govt launches silicosis policy for mining workers



Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday launched a scheme under which those suffering from silicosis, a lung disease, will be treated at par with differently abled persons and will get a monthly pension of up to Rs 1,250.

Mining and mineral processing industry is a major employer in 19 out of 33 districts in Rajasthan. However, mining workers run the risk of getting afflicted by silicosis by breathing in dust containing silica. Read more

Consultations in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi on impact of mining on livelihood, health | Oct 04, 2019

A series of civil society consultations were held in Udaipur (Rajasthan), Bhavnagar (Gujarat), Dahanu (Maharshtra) and Constitution Club of India (New Delhi) on adverse impact of mining on people’s livelihood and health, especially vulnerable sections such as tribals, women and children, and how illegal mining has made things worse. Detailed notes of each of the consultations:

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Funds Meant for the Dying Used for Development?

News Central | September 09, 2019

Rs 2248 crore accumulated DMF funds in Rajasthan, but utilisation mostly for roads, construction.

The District Mineral Foundation Trusts were formed with the aim of putting in place funds and processes that would aid those affected by mining and help in restoration of lands laid waste by mines. The Rajasthan government notified the rules of these trusts in 2016 and set up district foundations in each of its 33 districts. The website of the state DMF shows that Rs 2248.31 crore has been collected by the DMFs in the state; this is drawn from the royalty that the mines pay to the government. Read more

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