The koilawallahs of Godda

Recycling energy takes cycles and lots of energy

P. Sainath

The koilawallahs, or coal carriers of Godda district try earning a living by picking up coal from the waste dumps near the Rajmahal mining project at Lalmatiya and pushing huge loads of it – ranging from 100 to 250 kilograms – to Godda town 40 kilometres away…