Living In The Middle Of India’s Biggest Powerhub (It’s not what you think)
Singrauli, located in Madhya Pradesh is also known as the power hub of India. Residents talk about coal dust and how it’s ruining their lives. But there’s a solution – what could it be? Is it time for India to switch from Coal? This is a story of a small village called Dagaa in Singrauli district, located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh where more than 4000 families of nearby 20 villages are affected from dumping of coal. Singrauli is know as the power hub of India. Its hard to believe Nearly 72% of India’s electricity still comes from Coal-fired plants, Coal not only causes health problem but it also considered a main contributor to climate disruption From the process mining to transportation, these coal plants generate something called coal dust and people in this village are facing liveability and health issues because of it Coal dust is a fine powdered form of coal, which is created by the crushing, grinding, or pulverizing of coal. Because of the brittle nature of coal, coal dust can be created during mining, transportation, or by mechanically handling coal.