Indian summer takes a toll on coal mining

May 3, 2016

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A scorching heat wave which saw the mercury soaring above 40 degrees Celsius, made worse by an acute water shortage across India, has dealt a blow to mining operations at most coal mines across the country.

Production cuts, change or curtailment of shifts, a ban on loading during daytime, and reduced manpower deployment have become the norm for coping with the rising mercury even as the unofficial death toll from the heat wave sweeping India over the past few months was put at 87.

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