Indian Coal Giant Targets Forests

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The world’s largest coal producer, the state-run Coal India Ltd., plans to massively expand mining in forest areas to help meeting surging demand for electricity, reports The Wall Street Journal.

“Our future growth has to come from forest areas,” Coal India chairman S. Narsing Rao was quoted as saying in a recent interview with India Real Time. Rao said that the company is planning new mining projects in forest areas in the states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Orissa.

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