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In this photograph taken on January 30, 2013, a miner carries a load of about 70 kg of wet coal on his back as he slowly makes his way up makeshift stairs inside a 50 meter deep mine shaft near Rymbai village in the Indian northeastern state of Meghalaya. Thousands of private mines employ slim men and boys that will fit in thin holes branching out from deep shafts dug out from the ground in the East Jaintia Hills in Northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya. This state is the only state in India where coal mining is done privately by mine owners, who use cheap labour to supply the demand for this energy resource. Accidents and quiet burials are commonplace, with years of uncontrolled drilling making the rat-hole mines unstable and liable to collapse at any moment. After decades of unregulated mining, the state is due to enforce its first-ever mining policy later this year. AFP PHOTO/ Roberto Schmidt (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
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In this photograph taken on January 30, 2013, a miner carries a load of about 70 kg of wet coal on his back as he slowly makes his way up makeshift stairs inside a 50 meter deep mine shaft near Rymbai village in the Indian northeastern state of Meghalaya. Thousands of private mines employ slim men and boys that will fit in thin holes branching out from deep shafts dug out from the ground in the East Jaintia Hills in Northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya. This state is the only state in India where coal mining is done privately by mine owners, who use cheap labour to supply the demand for this energy resource. Accidents and quiet burials are commonplace, with years of uncontrolled drilling making the rat-hole mines unstable and liable to collapse at any moment. After decades of unregulated mining, the state is due to enforce its first-ever mining policy later this year. AFP PHOTO/ Roberto Schmidt (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
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January 30, 2013
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ROBERTO SCHMIDT / Staff
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In this photograph taken on January 30 a miner carries a load of... News Photo 16233083150 Meter,70 KG,Carrying,Close To,Coal,Coal Mine,Coal Miner,Horizontal,Illustration,Illustration Technique,India,Indian,Load,Makeshift,Meghalaya,Mine Shaft,Miner,Mining,Minority Groups,Photograph,Porter,Rear,Social Issues,State,Steps and Staircases,Village,WetPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPIn this photograph taken on January 30, 2013, a miner carries a load of about 70 kg of wet coal on his back as he slowly makes his way up makeshift stairs inside a 50 meter deep mine shaft near Rymbai village in the Indian northeastern state of Meghalaya. Thousands of private mines employ slim men and boys that will fit in thin holes branching out from deep shafts dug out from the ground in the East Jaintia Hills in Northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya. This state is the only state in India where coal mining is done privately by mine owners, who use cheap labour to supply the demand for this energy resource. Accidents and quiet burials are commonplace, with years of uncontrolled drilling making the rat-hole mines unstable and liable to collapse at any moment. After decades of unregulated mining, the state is due to enforce its first-ever mining policy later this year. AFP PHOTO/ Roberto Schmidt (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)