[Photo series] The Casualties of Jharia Law [India]

Author: Sami Siva, Caravan [India], Published on: 1 January 2010

Coalfield fires have been burning under the Jharia region of Jharkhand for at least a hundred years...India’s largest coal source has been making corporations like Tata Steel very rich. But it’s the villagers living around the mines that must deal with the underground infernos that leak noxious gas into the air and create sinkholes that sometimes consume entire houses.

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Related companies: Tata Group Tata Iron and Steel (TISCO) (part of Tata Group)