Mining in Jharkhand

Men carry coke on bicycles 25km from an illegal mine to the district town of Hazaribagh. This coke is for household consumption and the carrier can expect to make INR.300-500 (US$7-12) for every load mined, sorted and transported. Jharkhand, India ©Tom Pietrasik 2010…

Men carry coke on bicycles 25km from the illegal mine of Parwadhi Punkharee to the district town of Hazaribagh. This coke is for household consumption and the carrier can expect to make INR.300-500 per journey. Most choose to hire a tractor to ferry them and their loads up the steep hill at the beginning of the journey.

Photo: Tom Pietrasik
Jharkhand, India
January 28th 2010

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