Jharia: The Living Pyre and The True Cost of Coal

by adminpublished on March 3, 2021

Jharia holds the largest coal belt in India and is also one of the largest in Asia. The unscientific open cast mining has caused the fire to set alight for a century, releasing many types of toxic gases. This photo-essay is part of Greenpeace report ‘The True Cost of Coal’, 2008.