Govt to train mining workers in handling explosives safely: Nirani
Karnataka Mines and Geology Minister Murugesh Nirani on Tuesday said the state government will train mining workers in handling explosives and adopting safety measures in mining operations.
"These tragic incidents remind us the importance of training skilled workers and establishment of mining school. The people involved in the mining activities should be given training on careful handling of gelatin sticks, detonators and other explosive items at mining sites," he told reporters.
He said only licensed quarry owners will be allowed to handle explosives.