Senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta discusses this development that has come in the wake of the decade-long lobbying by the Indian business conglomerate.
More than 200 laborers die on an average in coal mine-related explosions across the country every year.
Many miners work in almost inhuman conditions for 16-18 hours a day for merely $10 a week. Nearly 100 coal workers have died this year in accidents
The federation of mine workers has called for a ‘Black Day’ on September 23 in protest against the incident.