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Inferno

Photographer's Name: 
Mridula Amin

An Osage saying goes "when the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money."  Jharia, a town in the Indian state of Jharkrand has been on fire for a century as a result of open cut mining. It closely resembles Dante’s Inferno – homes collapsing into the fires beneath, scavengers and plumes of lethal gas. Our decisions have led to startling results but perhaps it is human nature to be limitless. Coal India seeks to output 1bill. tonnes by 2019

Festival Year: 
2017