"India needs to go back to the drawing board to map its financial challenges as it transitions to green," Prateek Aggarwal, programme associate with …
This is what it’s like to live in one of India’s coal mining hubs
India is slowly switching away from climate-heating coal to renewable energy. The nation is a major producer and consumer of coal, but has pledged to reach net-zero climate-heating emissions by 2070. How will communities in coal-mining areas that are dependent on the industry for their livelihoods be affected?
How does India plan to meet its renewable enegry targets?
Mining regions that lean on coal for revenue will be severely hit if work on a post-coal economy starts now, research says, calling for more spending on renewable energy.
Young people in India's oldest coalfield are struggling to find new jobs
Children living in Jharia want to break free from a future working on the coalfields. But they face an uphill struggle in an area where there is no other thriving industry.
What’s the context? Coal workers hope education can help the next generation win cleaner, healthier jobs in a region that has been wedded to dirty, …
A lack of jobs and skills is pushing locals to scavenge coal
Rights activists have raised the issue of unemployment in mining hubs, which fuels the illegal coal trade as many families dig up the fuel to sell or cook with. They're urging more job creation to support a green and fair transition.
A number of security officials Context spoke to, working at various subsidiaries of Coal India, agreed that the problem is rooted in unemployment, …
during the hockey world cup, locals in mining hubs called for action
The Hockey World Cup took place in India's Odisha state, a mining hub. But some local people protested as the stadiums were funded with cash allocated to improve the lives of local communities impacted by mining.
What’s the context? Millions spent on tournament in mining areas of Odisha state where people are demanding clean water, jobs, healthcare and …