Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated May 16, 2023 by Diary Times
G20 Summit 2023 : Five million people in India are directly dependent on coal mining and the country will push for a ‘fair energy transition’ at the G-20 meeting. A top government official said this on Monday.
Coal Secretary Amrit Lal Meena told reporters here that India is keen to grow rapidly for the betterment of its people and for this it has chosen the path of just climate action.
He said that the country will move forward with a balanced growth model.
He said, “According to our estimate, around 50 lakh people are directly or indirectly engaged in coal mining activities. This is especially so in the states of eastern India.
Meena said that questions related to livelihood, alternative occupation, health care and education of these 50 lakh people should be considered to decide the way forward.