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Shoot: Jharia Coal Belt Documentation

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Jharia is one of the most important coal mines in India and one of the largest in Asia. Once a treasure trove of high-quality coking coal, uncontrollable fires have turned the mine and the surroundings into a slow-burning inferno. Before coal was unearthed in this area, Jharia was a belt of dense forests inhabited by tribes. Thousands of poor, mostly unskilled, migrants from neighboring states have settled in Jharia over the years. Most of them collect coal illegally to pay for their two meals a day. Ill health adds to the sense of despair in the area. Pollution invades everything - air, water and land. Smoke from the fires contains poisonous gases including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. These fumes, along with fine coal dust from the fires, causes several lung and skin diseases. The problem is made worse by the fact that most mine workers, including shovel drivers, do not wear masks, boots or overalls. It's no surprise that the most common diseases in this area are pneumoconiosis, tuberculosis, asthma and other chronic lung disorders. Not only miners but everyone living in the area is affected.
Coal Worker at the Emergency
14 Oct, 2008
Coal Worker at the Emergency
Jharia Coal Mine  Worker
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
Excavator Operating in Jharia Coal Mine
13 Oct, 2008
Excavator Operating in Jharia Coal Mine
Excavator Operating in Jharia Coal Mine
13 Oct, 2008
Excavator Operating in Jharia Coal Mine
Jharia Coal Mine Workers
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Workers
Jharia Coal Mine Workers
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Workers
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Pickers
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Pickers
Restrictions apply
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Pickers
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Pickers
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Picker
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Picker
Jharia Coal Mine
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine
Jharia Coal Mine
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine
Children in Jharia Coal Mine
13 Oct, 2008
Children in Jharia Coal Mine
Bokahapadi Village near Jharia Coal Mine
13 Oct, 2008
Bokahapadi Village near Jharia Coal Mine
Bokahapadi Village near Jharia Coal Mine
13 Oct, 2008
Bokahapadi Village near Jharia Coal Mine
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
Villager with Respiratory Illness
13 Oct, 2008
Villager with Respiratory Illness
Burnt High Grade Coal
13 Oct, 2008
Burnt High Grade Coal
Child in Jharia Coal Mine
13 Oct, 2008
Child in Jharia Coal Mine
Restrictions apply
Child Coal Worker in Jharia Coal Mine
13 Oct, 2008
Child Coal Worker in Jharia Coal Mine
Restrictions apply
Coal Picker in Jharia Coal Mine
13 Oct, 2008
Coal Picker in Jharia Coal Mine
Child in Jharia Coal Mine
13 Oct, 2008
Child in Jharia Coal Mine
Bokahapadi Village near Jharia Coal Mine
13 Oct, 2008
Bokahapadi Village near Jharia Coal Mine
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
Jharia Coal Mine Workers
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Workers
Coal Pickers at Jharia Coal Mine
13 Oct, 2008
Coal Pickers at Jharia Coal Mine
Coal Trucks in Jharia Coal Mine
13 Oct, 2008
Coal Trucks in Jharia Coal Mine
Jharia Coal Mine Workers
13 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Workers
Truck in Jharia Coal Mine
12 Oct, 2008
Truck in Jharia Coal Mine
Cranes Operating in Jharia Coal Mine
12 Oct, 2008
Cranes Operating in Jharia Coal Mine
Truck in Jharia Coal Mine
12 Oct, 2008
Truck in Jharia Coal Mine
Jharia Coal MIne Worker
12 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal MIne Worker
Coal from Jharia Coal Mine
12 Oct, 2008
Coal from Jharia Coal Mine
Mother and Child in Jharia Coal Mine
12 Oct, 2008
Mother and Child in Jharia Coal Mine
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Jharia Coal Mine Worker
12 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
Villagers near Jharia Coal Mine
12 Oct, 2008
Villagers near Jharia Coal Mine
Villagers and Toxic Fumes in Jharia Coal Mine
12 Oct, 2008
Villagers and Toxic Fumes in Jharia Coal Mine
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Picker
12 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Picker
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Picker
12 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Picker
Jharia Coal Mine
12 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine
Truck in Jharia Coal Mine
12 Oct, 2008
Truck in Jharia Coal Mine
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
12 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
Jharia Coal Mine Worker and Child
12 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Worker and Child
Restrictions apply
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
12 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Worker
Toxic Fumes near Jharia Coal Mine
12 Oct, 2008
Toxic Fumes near Jharia Coal Mine
Toxic Fumes near Jharia Coal Mine
12 Oct, 2008
Toxic Fumes near Jharia Coal Mine
Coal in Jharia Coal Mine
12 Oct, 2008
Coal in Jharia Coal Mine
Children in Jharia Coal Mine
12 Oct, 2008
Children in Jharia Coal Mine
Restrictions apply
Child Picker in Jharia Coal Mine
11 Oct, 2008
Child Picker in Jharia Coal Mine
Restrictions apply
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Pickers
11 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Pickers
Bags of Coal for Sale
11 Oct, 2008
Bags of Coal for Sale
Security Guards in Jharia Coal Mine
11 Oct, 2008
Security Guards in Jharia Coal Mine
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Picker
11 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Picker
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Pickers
11 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Pickers
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Pickers
11 Oct, 2008
Jharia Coal Mine Illegal Pickers
Restrictions apply
X-rays at Hospital
11 Oct, 2008
X-rays at Hospital
Pneumoconiosis Affected Man
11 Oct, 2008
Pneumoconiosis Affected Man
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