Try the #MinerFilter and express your support for Coal Miners
By: LMB Staff
Let Me Breathe has launched a new AR filter on Coal Miners Day!
Some of us can work from home but every thought about miners and how they must be doing in such a pandemic?
Coal mine workers in India are fighting poverty, racism, malnutrition, toxic air, and on top of that COVID19.
The health and environmental hazards seen in heavy mining and power areas like Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Telangana, cannot be ignored.
Coal Miners Day is observed every year on May 4 to highlight the people working in coal mines. This day show appreciation for the sacrifices, honor the accomplishments, and remember the tragedies that these hardworking individuals experience.
In 2019, about 485,000 coal miners were involved in the production of over 700 million tonnes of coal in India. At present, there are 83 operational coal mines in 8+ states. Not just that – there are also a large number of indirect jobs connected with the broader coal mining industry.
Down in the dark, in coal mines, there’s no 9 to 5, natural light, or promise of a safe working environment. Coal mine workers in India are fighting poverty, racism, malnutrition, toxic air and on top of that COVID19.
The #MinerFilter gives you a very small peak into that life. With the goal to raise awareness about coal miners and their living conditions in India.
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