Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Workers unload coal from a coal tray held straight by a crane. For a tray of coal, each worker digging in the mine is paid Rs 200 and the loader is paid Rs 60
(Photographs by Monali Zeya Hazra)