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World in Progress: The widows of Budhpura - Live and death in India's stone industry

Budhpura in Rajasthan is at the heart of India's sandstone industry. People's life expectations are way below the national average, because of the hazardous working conditions. Many men die of the lung disease silicosis, and life is hard for their families. But some of the widows of Budhpura are beginning to make their voices heard.

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(Author: Julia Wadhawan/ Presenter Keith Walker)