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Silicosis in Rajasthan

Silicosis, one of the world’s oldest and commonest occupational diseases, has not received adequate policy attention in India. Sustained campaigns by national and state human rights bodies along with non-governmental organisations over the past decade have resulted in greater awareness and some relief in the form of detection and monetary compensation to affected workers. However, preventive measures at the workplace and punitive action against defaulting employers are still a far cry. In this regard, the Rajasthan Policy on Pneumoconiosis is a pioneering move by any state government.
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