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Just Transition and Informal Workers in Coal Regions in India

Srestha Banerjee , iFOREST
This is a working paper taking on the widely unexplored sector of coal mining in India, the informal sector. Since transition away from coal often only brings mine workers under the purview of policies and legislations, the informal workers are abandoned along with mines post closure. Expansion on the understanding of informal workers is represented with certain categorization. The lack of data is the biggest issue for this sector, however this paper provides helpful insights to understand the issue.