Mines Dept Sends Proposal For Minimum 3% Reservation For Widows Of Mine Workers

Jaipur: The department of mines and geology has submitted a proposal to the state government seeking reservation and preferential rights in allocation of mining leases to widows of mine workers who have died due to occupational diseases and accidents. According to the United Nations Human Rights Report- 2012, out of the total miners in the state, nearly 37% are women and most of them are dalits and tribals. Now, in a bid to provide definite source of livelihood such widows, the department has recommended a minimum of 3% reservation to them in mining leases.