Coal Miners Day 2022

Arjun Agarwal
2 min readMay 5, 2022


Coal mining became very important during the Industrial Revolution between the years 1760 and 1840 when coal was utilized on a huge scale to fuel stationary engines and heat buildings.

Coal Miners Day is celebrated every year on 4 May to highlight 1 of the difficult professions- those who work in coal fields or mines. This particular day honours the achievements and sacrifices made by the mineworkers so far. Also, it remembers the tragedies that these hardworking individuals experience.

Coal mining is considered 1 of the most difficult and dangerous work, where coal miners spend their days’ tunnelling, digging, and extracting coal from the mines. Their profession is to dig deep into the Earth so that they can bring out the riches that help society to sustain itself.

To acknowledge this day, many societies and organisations come together to hike funds for those functioning in the coal mines.


Conditions inside the coal mines all around the globe are treacherous, even to this current date. Mines would collapse, killing the miners. The dust would cause many respiratory problems for the people. Their risk of dying from lung cancer can also enhance.

The miners belong to deprived people from villages and cannot usually afford treatments. There are examples where females are paid less wage than men or get sexually assaulted.

History and significance in India: In our country India, the coal mining business started in the year 1774. It was when the East India Company exploited the Raniganj coalfield which is situated in the Asansol and Durgapur area. It falls along the bank of River Damodar that passes Jharkhand and West Bengal.

Later in the year 1853, steam locomotives enhanced the demand for coal by railways. Coal-rich regions in the nation comprise Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, and West Bengal as well as some central and southern parts of the country.

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Arjun Agarwal

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