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Why India is captured by carbon

Nigahi coal mine, India’s largest open cast mine, operated by NCL (Northern Coalfields Limited) in the Singrauli coalfield. Photograph: Greenpeace/Sudhanshu Malhotra
Nigahi coal mine, India’s largest open cast mine, operated by NCL (Northern Coalfields Limited) in the Singrauli coalfield. Photograph: Greenpeace/Sudhanshu Malhotra
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Beneath a sky made opaque by billowing dust, a mechanised shovel driver steered his vehicle toward the vast wall of an open coal mine. It was the middle of a central Indian summer afternoon, and outside, the temperature had hit 45C. Up in the cab, 15 metres above the black, shiny ground, it was comfortable, air-conditioned.

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