Iconic skylines are a trademark of cities around the world – a row of skyscrapers in New York, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Eiffel Tower in Paris or London Eye in London. But imagine a city with a skyline featuring thermal power plants chimneys spewing smoke? Welcome to Korba.

In Korba, no matter which direction one looks, a thermal power plant adorns the skyline. And their all-round impact is visible everywhere – blackened trees and leaves, piles of ash on the roadside and black smoke hits the face.

Popularly known as power hub/power capital of Chhattisgarh, Korba is a major mining, power and industrial centre and is less than 250 kilometres away from state’s capital city, Raipur. But as one approaches Korba, the road during the last 50 kilometres comprises of only potholes. Read More