Can India kick its coal addiction?

Singrauli, India (CNN Business)A thick dark haze fills the sky above Singrauli, northeast India. Known as the country’s coal capital, the district is home to eight coal-fired power plants, producing enough electricity daily to power 16 million homes. Ruta Kaur lives in Singrauli with her husband and three children. She says coal pollution is creating problems for her family. “We have problems drinking water,” she tells CNN Business. “We have stomach complications; children are impacted too because of the coal. The coal dust gets into the house, it gets deposited on our food; there is a lot of difficulty.” To mitigate these problems, Singrauli coal mining company Northern Coalfields has introduced measures such as spraying water on coalfields to decrease …