Indian president pitches for world-class safety measures in minesStaff Writer | August 17, 2017
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind asked mining companies in the country to look after the safety of laborers and put in place world-class safety measures in mines to prevent accidents.
Asia 37 winner prizes and 34 runner-up prizes
The president also asked the mining companies to take care of their laborers as well as their families and pitched for a policy for the same.
"Mining companies should also make a policy for the welfare of labourers and their families," he said while giving away the National Safety Awards (Mines) at a function in the Indian capital.
In all, 37 winner prizes and 34 runner-up prizes were given to the winning mines.
The award recognizes any notable and exemplary performance for prevention of accidents in mines, a labor ministry statement has said. ■