A coal scavenger in the district of Dhanbad, India on June 27. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/SANJIB DUTTA
A coal scavenger in the district of Dhanbad, India on June 27. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/SANJIB DUTTA

 Villagers illegally scavenge coal from open-cast mines to earn a living. India, the US and China produce about two-thirds of the coal mined worldwide. In India, 70% of electricity comes from coal.

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