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April 09, 2008

Quarry work

Tamil_ball India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Buildings and sky scrapers are shooting up in every corner. Flyovers are being built to accommodate the commuter traffic and in order to raise these structures, the raw materials are blasted, broken down by hand and brought from the granite quarries all over India. Men, women and children work in these quarries filling lorry loads of granite, they are paid a pittance, and half is taken at source to repay loans, many suffer dreadful injuries from the blasting and have no money or facilities for medical care. It is estimated that there are 400 thousand quarry workers in Tamil Nadu state alone.

The Stone breakers (Click on “next”) by photographer Kurt Tong

Indian Cola signs and Indian Street Graphics by Meena Kadri (flickr)

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this has me motivated to market to India.. Sounds like a lot of quality work goes into their infrastructure..

Justin Shirley

Posted by: Sarasota Florida Real Estate at Apr 9, 2008 1:25:50 PM

Stone breakers can't really compare to the ship breakers. Take an old tanker or cruise ship and run it up on the beach. Now dismantle the ship using hand tools and cutting torches. Saftey gear? These poor fools don't even have shoes.

Posted by: fixedgear at Apr 10, 2008 5:23:07 AM

I'm impressed with you good and very informative article.

Posted by: Jhon at Jun 23, 2008 1:48:53 AM

India is now a land of oppurtunities.Very nice article

Posted by: magnum at Sep 28, 2008 3:10:16 AM