One of the main reasons given for nationalising the coalmines of India was to protect workers from accidents. What followed was large-scale destruction of the environment. Now, the danger is not just from accidents that kill. For the residents of coal towns, the future is like a tunnel in a mine. There is no light at the end. Only coal. And accidents. Down To Earth takes a fresh glance at life and death in some of India's coal towns
A Nationalised Nightmare
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