Friday, March 23, 2012

India's coal rush

AL Jazeera English 101 East
The country's dependence on coal is leaving a dirty trail of violence, landlessness and poverty.
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2012 12:30

India is hungry for energy. Over 173 power plants, all of them coal-fired, will be built to power the nation's high-tech industries and booming cities.
This is accelerating an ongoing “coal rush” which has put our dirtiest fossil fuel at the heart of India’s breakneck growth, and could soon make a single state, Andhra Pradesh, one of the world’s top 20 carbon emitters.
On 101 East, filmmaker Orlando de Guzman takes a dark journey through the coal belt of Jharkhand and West Bengal, to look at the winners and losers of this booming industry

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