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7 Sompuras in business of stone-carving suffering from silicosis, 5 dead: Survey

August 10, 2020 2:05 pm

Sompuras are believed to have learnt the art of building temples from Lord Vishwakarma, the divine architect and engineer in Hindu mythology.

‘13 workers died of silicosis in Gujarat in 16 months’

April 28, 2020 11:02 pm

The data was released by Peoples Training and Research Centre (PTRC), an NGO working for occupational health on Tuesday to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD).

Rajkot: One more dies of silicosis, toll now 7

December 24, 2019 5:47 am

Somabhai alias Shyamjibhai Solanki succumbed to the lung disease while undergoing treatment at Medico Multi Speciality Hospital in Surendranagar town, an official release from the People’s Training and Research Centre (PRTC) said on Monday.

Gujarat: Kin of worker who died of silicosis receives compensation of Rs 5.7 lakh

November 06, 2019 12:40 am

The judgment of the Anand court on September 30 this year upheld the contention of worker Raju Parmar, who was 41 years old when he succumbed to silicosis. His employer, Kishore Bhil, will now have to compensate the family.

Battling silicosis, Ratlam’s tribals say ‘no one comes here for votes’

May 15, 2019 7:21 am

Located on the Gujarat-Madhya Pradesh border, the village has no roads, and is yet to see a political party campaign in the region. “No one comes here for votes.

Understanding silica, the ‘dust of death’

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.

238 deaths later, silicosis is still the killer in Godhra’s quarries

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.

Silicosis deaths: Supreme Court asks Gujarat to pay Rs 7 crore, pulls up chief of pollution board

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.

Silicosis deaths- NHRC: 5 years on, Gujarat yet to compensate kin of 238 workers

October 20, 2015 3:29 am

The case of 238 workers who died due to silicosis in Dahod, Khambat areas is still pending with the government of Gujarat.

Two workers die of silicosis

December 15, 2013 2:50 am

Asad Sheikh was survived by his widow Sabina and three children.