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‘Coal Cannot Be Abruptly Expunged From The Energy System’

India’s transition from coal to renewables is not going to be easy or without consequences. Pramod Agrawal, chairman of state-owned Coal India Limited, weighs in

India’s transition from coal to renewables is not going to be easy or without consequences. Pramod Agrawal, chairman of state-owned Coal India Limited, the world’s largest coal producer with 318 mines across eight states and 2,48,550 employees, weighs in. Edited excerpts: