May 19, 2016 1:30 am
The white dust is free crystalline silica, the “powder of death” — lethal byproduct of quartz crushing that causes the incurable and irreversible respiratory disease, silicosis.
May 18, 2016 2:02 am
In October 2013, the NHRC recommended a compensation of Rs 5 lakhs each for their families and asked the state government to submit a compliance report by February 2014.
May 17, 2016 4:20 am
Supreme court directed the Gujarat government to release more than Rs 7 crore as compensation to the families of 238 workers who died due to silicosis after working in Godhra’s quartz and stone crushing industries.