Organising the unorganized
The Mine Labour Protection Campaign (MLPC) came into being over a decade ago. It works under the aegis of The School of Desert Sciences (SDS) and draw its strength from its networking partner NGO's, CBO's, experts and individuals. For a decade MLPC has been engaged in organizing mineworkers in Rajasthan, who constitute some of the most deprived sections of society. This report showcases some of the modest achievements of MLPC and their plans to bring about a more sustainable and rational exploitation of mineral resources for the desert state of Rajasthan: which ensures that basic rights of mine workers are met and least damage is caused to the environment.