Biggest Coal Miner Gets First Woman Engineer for Underground Job
(Bloomberg) -- It took nearly 50 years, but the world’s top coal miner Coal India Ltd. finally hired its first woman engineer to work in an underground mine.
Women in India were barred from working in underground mines until as recently as 2019, when the government amended the law, permitting them to work in these areas in a bid to improve female labor participation rates.
Akanksha Kumari, an engineering graduate from the eastern state of Jharkhand, has joined the company as a mining engineer in the Churi underground mine, unit Central Coalfields Ltd. said in a Twitter post.
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