The human and animal costs of India's unregulated coal industry

The human and animal costs of India's unregulated coal industry
 

India is one of the largest producers of coal in the world and more than half of its commercial energy needs are met by coal.
But unregulated mining has caused serious health and environmental issues, and led to growing conflicts between elephants and humans.
In the coal-rich central state of Chhattisgarh, for example, fly ash has caused respiratory problems and serious illnesses like tuberculosis among people, but their troubles don't end there.
Forests are being cleared for coal mining and wild elephants are entering villages in search of food and attacking people.
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30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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