National report release-Korba: Planning a Just Transition for India’s Biggest Coal and Power District

February 16, 2022

The study of the Korba district of Chhattisgarh was undertaken to understand what a just transition will mean and entail for India’s top coal mining and coal-based power districts, and how a just transition planning can be approached.

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Inaugural Session

Chandra Bhushan, President & CEO, iFOREST

Anil Jain, Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government of India

Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog

T.S. Singh Deo, Minister of Panchayat and Rural Development; Minister of Health, Government of Chhattisgarh

Panel Discussion I

Planning a Just Energy Transition for Korba

Srestha Banerjee, Director, Just Transition, iFOREST

S.K. Pal, Director, Projects and Planning, South Eastern Coalfields Limited

Panel Discussion II

Roadmap for Just Transition in India

Arvind Netam, President, Sarva Adivasi Samaj

Ulka Kelkar, Director-Climate, World Resources Institute (WRI), India

Mohit Bhargava, Chief Executive Officer, NTPC Renewable Energy Limited

Crispian Olver, Executive Director, Presidential Climate Commission, South Africa