Rat-hole miners dismissed cheques by Uttarakhand govt: why?

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Dec 23, 2023

Miners rejected cheque by govt

Rat-hole miners reject ₹50,000 cheques from Uttarakhand govt for their heroic tunnel rescue efforts.

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Team leader dissatisfied

"Dissatisfaction is conveyed to the chief minister. Officials assured better announcement, or we may return the cheques," said the team leader.

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'Amount doesn't reflect sacrifice'

Miners emphasise their heroic efforts, risking their lives, and said the received amount does not reflect their sacrifice.

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'Permanent job or house would be better'

Munna, a miner, calls the ₹50,000 sum paltry, suggesting a permanent job or housing would be more appropriate.

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Heroes not miners

Miners manually drilled 15 meters in claustrophobic conditions, creating an escape passage for trapped workers.

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Risked life for trapped workers

Workers remained trapped for 17 days; miners risked their lives in the final effort to rescue them.

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