India is currently the third largest coal producing country in the world after China and the USA and according to experts they could be producing as much as 1bn tonnes of coal a year by 2019.
As the country's coal industry continues to rapidly grow we take a look at some of the key figures involved:
The conflict between economic development versus environmental damage represents a huge challenge for developing countries like India.
India's Environment Minister tells ITV News there has to be a "just and equitable" agreement on climate change, ahead of a major summit.
Alok Jha travelled to India to see first hand why the country's rapid coal rush will be a key concern at climate summit.