Biggest Coal and Power District: Chhattisgarh’s Korba Highlights Major Energy Transition Challenges for India

The latest study has found that Korba’s coal-centric economy has stymied the growth of other economic sectors, including agriculture, forestry, manufacturing, and services even as the poor socio-economic status and high dependence on the coal economy make it highly vulnerable to the unplanned closure of mines and industries, leading to severe socio-economic consequences.