A new website and a Facebook page were launched on Tuesday in a bid to assist former mineworkers and their dependents who may be entitled to compensation under the provisions of a Trust Fund set up

Jaipur: About 70 villagers of Shuklawas and Picchari in Kothputli tehsil of Jaipur district sat in dharna on Tuesday outside the collectorate to force authorities to take cognizance of the damage t

The gold mines may at last be making progress with the prevention of silicosis among miners, figures presented at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town suggest.

In the 19 months since the Q(h)ubeka Trust was established, it has awarded approximately R102 million in compensation to qualifying ex-mineworkers suffering from Silica related illnesses.

Why is the Department of Mineral Resources trying to muscle in on the trust fund to be set up to compensate mineworkers with silicosis?

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of People's Rights & Social Research Centre & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/05/2017 regarding migrant workers from tribal districts of Madhya Pradesh who contracted silicosis due to working in the unregulated quartz crushing factories of Godhra and Balasinor, Gujarat. Pollution Control Board has assured Supreme Court that inspections of factories will be carried out as desired by Prashant Bhushan, counsel appearing for Silicosis Peedit Sangh.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of People's Rights & Social Research Centre & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/05/2016. The case relates to tribals residing in Madhya Pradesh who had gone to work in quartz/stone crushing factories situated in Godhra, Gujarat and after contracting the dreaded disease of Silicosis they returned back to their native places and later died. Supreme Court directs the State of Gujarat to pay an amount of Re.

The National Green Tribunal's Kolkata bench headed by Justice Pratap Kumar Roy has asked for closure of all stone-mining activities in Bengal's Birbhum and Jharkhand's Pakur.

Genetic predisposition and environmental factors influence the development of human autoimmune disease. Occupational exposure to crystalline silica (cSiO2) has been etiologically linked to increased incidence of autoimmunity, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that early repeated short-term cSiO2 exposure will modulate both latency and severity of autoimmunity in the lupus-prone female NZBWF1 mouse.

The Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has asked the government to take a fresh look at the Mines Act, 1952 to contain the alarming spread of occupational diseases and effectively deal

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