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Minister of Coal and Mines announces 300% hike in ex-gratia amount for fatal coal mines accidents

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Minister of Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi announced 300% hike in ex-gratia amount from Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 15 lakhs, for fatal coal mines accidents.

Addressing the coal miners at Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) in Odisha, he said that this welfare measure will cover over 3.5 lakh families of miners working under Coal India and its subsidiaries in eight states of the country.

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First Published: Thu, November 07 2019. 17:13 IST