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Workers sort and pack coke at the illegal Belwatongri mine. These men will transport the coke, for domestic household use, by bicycle to Hazaribagh, a journey that will take them eight hours. They will earn a total of INR.200 (US$5) for the work. The time this task takes means that these men can only undertake the work once every two days. The workers are from the OBC (Other Backward Castes) communty...Photo: Tom Pietrasik.Jharkhand, India.February 1st 2010
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COAL MINING IN EASTERN INDIA
Workers sort and pack coke at the illegal Belwatongri mine. These men will transport the coke, for domestic household use, by bicycle to Hazaribagh, a journey that will take them eight hours. They will earn a total of INR.200 (US$5) for the work. The time this task takes means that these men can only undertake the work once every two days. The workers are from the OBC (Other Backward Castes) communty...Photo: Tom Pietrasik.Jharkhand, India.February 1st 2010