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At farms or mines, driving heavy vehicles no big deal for women

At farms or mines, driving heavy vehicles no big deal for women
At farms or mines, driving heavy vehicles no big deal for women
The company, which has 12 female drivers operating these 100-tonne dump trucks, is currently training 13 more women for the job in Jamshedpur.

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“The Pakri-Barwadih coal mining project is the first mine in India with woman operators, who are operating large-size dump trucks,” said a company spokesperson.

Mumbai: State-run power producer NTPC, which is developing and operating the Pakri-Barwadih coal mine in Jharkhand, has for the first time appointed women to operate large dump trucks.The company, which has 12 female drivers operating these 100-tonne dump trucks, is currently training 13 more women for the job in Jamshedpur. The women work in regular production shifts in morning and evening. Going forward, it is planning to deploy women in all
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