Researchers have urged policymakers to switch to green energy and economy in Odisha’s Angul – one of India’s largest coal producing districts – before power grade coal reserves are exhausted.



  • Angul currently accounts for 12% of Indias and 56% of Odisha’s coal production.
  • The coal production in Angul is expected to increase nearly by three times in the next 10 years, reaching over 300 million metric tonnes (MMT) by 2033.
  • The sector has given direct employment to 1,68,000 — nearly 69% of them are informal.