Closure of coal mines in Korba to affect 60% informal workers: they need ‘just transition’ says iFOREST report

All coal mines in Korba, one of the top coal producers in India, are expected to shut down by 2050. The industry in the district employs one in five workers, most of them falling in the informal sector. Poor socio-economic status and high dependence on the coal economy leave them highly vulnerable to the unplanned closure of mines. iFOREST researchers suggest ways to tackle upcoming challenges.