Mining in Meghalaya

Here are pictures from the coal mining area, Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, taken by out photographer Tashi Tobgyal. The area is notorious for its child labour working in the rat hole mines.
Here are pictures from the coal mining area, Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, taken by out photographer Tashi Tobgyal. The area is notorious for its child labour working in the rat hole mines.
Miners repairing their tools outside one of the rathole mines in Ladrymbai, Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya which is notoriously known for its use of child laborers in the mines. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
Miners repairing their tools outside one of the rathole mines in Ladrymbai, Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya which is notoriously known for its use of child laborers in the mines. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
A miner digs out coal inside one of the rat hole mines seventy feet below the ground in Ladrymbai, Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
A miner digs out coal inside one of the rat hole mines seventy feet below the ground in Ladrymbai, Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
Laborers load trucks with coal mined from the rathole mines of Ladrymbai area in the Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
Laborers load trucks with coal mined from the rathole mines of Ladrymbai area in the Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
A young boy digs out coal inside one of the rathole mines seventy feet below the ground in Ladrymbai, Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. The area is notorious for its child labour working in the rat hole mining. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
A young boy digs out coal inside one of the rathole mines seventy feet below the ground in Ladrymbai, Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. The area is notorious for its child labour working in the rat hole mining. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
Lal Chand Ali, 15 years hailing from Barpetta in Assam, works as a child miner in the coal mining area of Ladrimbai in the Jaintia hills of Meghalaya. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
Lal Chand Ali, 15 years hailing from Barpetta in Assam, works as a child miner in the coal mining area of Ladrimbai in the Jaintia hills of Meghalaya. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
A young child miner poses for photographs at the site of a Coal seiving site in Ladrymbai in Meghalaya notorious for its rathole mining where children are used as labour. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
A young child miner poses for photographs at the site of a Coal seiving site in Ladrymbai in Meghalaya notorious for its rathole mining where children are used as labour. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
A miner working deep inside one of the Rat hole mine in Ladrymbai, Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, takes break smoking a Beedi. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
A miner working deep inside one of the Rat hole mine in Ladrymbai, Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, takes break smoking a Beedi. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
Lal Chand Ali, 15 years hailing from Barpetta in Assam, works as a child miner in the coal mining area of Ladrimbai in the Jaintia hills of Meghalaya. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
Lal Chand Ali, 15 years hailing from Barpetta in Assam, works as a child miner in the coal mining area of Ladrimbai in the Jaintia hills of Meghalaya. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
A miner grips onto a ladder while transporting coal from deep inside one of the rat hole mines in Ladrymbai, Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)
A miner grips onto a ladder while transporting coal from deep inside one of the rat hole mines in Ladrymbai, Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. (IE Photo:Tashi Tobgyal)

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