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We never imagined that coal will disappear one day!

Joshi S , TERI , TERI , 23 May 2021

The article explores the various dimensions that inform a just transition and the complexities involved in moving away from coal through a case study of Betul which has seen a spate of coal mine closures, due to mineral exhaustion.

A case study by TERI, on the impact of the closure of coal mines in Betul, a district in Madhya Pradesh with a mining history of 150 years, sheds light on these issues and the growing need to recognize 'just transition' when moving away from coal.

The study observed that by 2030, 46% of the workforce strength of 2019 that is employed in mining in Betul, will retire