»India’s Coal Rush:
A Town on Fire«

In Jharia, one of India’s largest coal-mining areas, huge coal beds are burning. This poses a grave threat to the local popu- lation. People here must struggle with lung and skin conditions. The operators of the coal mine could extinguish the fire, but their avarice is too great. The more fires there are, the more residents are resettled. In the new residential areas, people are left with nothing. Coal mining, on the other hand, is on the increase.