Banned rat-hole mining saves trapped Uttarkashi tunnel labourers: Can we continue to ignore workers' safety?

In 2014, rat-hole mining was banned by the National Green Tribunal via an interim order that condemned the practice in no uncertain terms. However, the practice continued with no improvements in safety measures.
Uttarkashi Tunnel Collapse
Uttarkashi Tunnel Collapse

For 17 days, India waited with bated breath as 41 men remained trapped in the collapsed under-construction Silkyara tunnel on the Yamunotri National Highway in Uttarkashi. 

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