After China, India is the world’s largest consumer of coal and the fourth largest emitter of carbon dioxide. India accounts for 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions. But it still continues to subsidize the coal sector.
Coal is the largest source of fine particulate matter PM 2.5. A long term exposure to PM 2.5 can lead to premature deaths.
China and India together were responsible for over half of the total global deaths attributable to air pollution according to the State of Global Air Report 2017
In this video, why India needs to wake up and take actions to limit the use of coal
Find out more on coal subsidies in India here