HC Deb 23 November 1931 vol 260 c10
7. Mr. LUNN

(for Major MILNER) asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can give the numbers of men and women employed in and about the mines in India at the last convenient date, giving separately the numbers of adult women working underground in the coal mines in Bihar and Orissa, in the coal mines in Bengal, in the coal mines in the Central Provinces, and in the salt mines of the Punjab?


With the permission of the hon. and gallant Member, I will circulate the figures asked for in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures:

Average daily numbers employed in 1930 in and about mines regulated under the Indian Mines Act:

Men 204,754
Women 56,913

Average daily number of women employed underground in 1930:

In coal mines in Bengal 6,128
In coal mines in Bihar and Orissa 11,376
In coal mines in the Central Provinces 783
In salt mines in the Punjab 397

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