In anticipation of India’s largest coal mining project
The West Bengal government plans to set up India’s largest coal mining project. Spread across 12.31 sq km, the Deocha-Pachami-Harinsingha-Dewanganj coal block is dubbed as the world’s second-largest coal reserve. Several stone quarries and crusher units that function in the area may shut down as a result of the proposed coal block and take away the livelihoods of those employed in them. While the government promises fair compensation and rehabilitation, some local communities are apprehensive about this transition.
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