India, where more than 400 million people lack access to electricity, relies heavily on coal-fired thermal power plants (TPPs) that also have environmental and health impacts. According to a 2011-2012 report, between 80,000 to 115,000 deaths occurred due to exposure linked to the particulate emissions of the coal-based TPPs. This report by Conservation Action Trust(India) and Urban Emissions(India) presents the likely impacts of air pollution from the future coal power expansion.

Open Coal Kills: Health Impacts of Air Pollution from India’s Coal Power Expansion

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