This website is one of the platforms to address the challenges faced by the mineworkers in Rajasthan.

This website is maintained by GRAVIS and HEDCON.

To learn about GRAVIS, click on www.gravis.org.in

To learn about HEDCON, click on www.hedcon.org



An Appeal to the H'nble President of India

On labour day, 2006, an appeal was submitted to the President of India to secure the rights of the mineworkers of Rajasthan. The focus was especially given to the problem of silcoisis. The petition to the Honourable President of India had the following points:

- Constitute an independent commision for the examination & identiication of mineworkers with silicoisis in Rajasthan.

- Allocate Rs. 50 million from the Presdent's fund for the welfare and the relief to the affected miners in Rajasthan.

- Ensure strict and effective implentation of the Mines Act of 1952.

Writ to FIAN

Food First Information and Action Network (FIAN) is an international network which works on human rights for ood. HEDCON has submitted a writ against the government of Rajasthan for violation of the right to food for the mineworkers afacted with Silcoisis.

Public Hearing

"Jan Sunwais" or public hearings are attended by mineworkers, mineowners, government officials, NGOs, and eminent people from different walks of life. Two such public hearings were held recently at Bikaner and Jodhpur where 306 people partcipated and the resource persons included a CGM, an advocate, and a journalist.

Legal Assistance

Jodhpur- 13 cases were dealt with and a total remuneration of Rs. 59,000 was provided to the mineworkers.

Nagaur - 13 cases filed. Remunration for 6 cases, totalling Rs. 21,000 was provided to the mineworkers.


Upcoming Events

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GRAVIS: 3/458, 3/437, MM Colony. Jodhpur, 342008. Rajasthan, India. Phone: 91-291-2785317, 91-291-2785116. Fax: 91-291-2785116 gravis@datainfosys.net.

HEDCON: 67/145, Pratap Nagar Housing Board, Sanganer, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
302022 Phone: 91-141- 2792994 hedcon2004@yahoo.com