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Silicosis killing thousands in quarries across India

Demand from India’s booming construction industry for granite, sandstone and other minerals has seen the commissioning of more and more stone quarries in mineral-rich states like Madhya Pradesh. For the people employed by the quarries, however, the work is not only dangerous but potentially lethal. Thousands of workers toiling in hundreds of quarries in Madhya […]