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Top priority for coal miners' welfare: Advani

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IT is the duty of the Government to ensure welfare of the six-lakh coalmine workers. Welfare of coal miners has been given the same importance as production, productivity and safety. This was stated by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Home Affairs, Coal & Mines, Mr L.K. Advani, while addressing the members of the consultative committee attached to the Ministry of Coal & Mines, here on Friday.

Mr Advani said that on humanitarian grounds, there should not be any delay in providing adequate compensation on the death of mineworker, occurred due to accident in the mine.

At the meeting it was decided by Mr Advani that before the next consultative committee meeting, members will inform the Coal Ministry about the shortcomings in welfare activities company-wise and officials will provide available information to discuss the issues raised by the members in details.

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