One of India’s largest coal-mining states says it will not build new coal power plants

Akshat Rathi
One of India’s largest coal-mining states says it will not build new coal power plants

The future of coal in India may not be as bright as some previously assumed. The central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, home to the country’s third-largest coal reserves, will not build any new coal power plants, Shailendra Kumar Shukla, chairman of Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company, a state-owned utility, told Quartz India. This comes only days after the government in the western state of Gujarat announced it will not give permission to build new coal power plants.