The giant dragonveinns at GVK coal mine in Assam have been destroyed.
The giant dragons were destroyed during the 2010-11 coal mine explosion in India that killed more than 2,100 people.
Photo: The Guardian article GVK was built in 1960 by coal miners to mine coal for power plants in Assams.
The mines are now shut down.
But the giant dragons have remained in place at the site.
Photo from Wikipedia article Coal mining has been a major source of energy for India, with about three-quarters of its electricity coming from coal.
The country has been working on a plan to switch to renewable energy.
It plans to generate 100 per cent of its power from renewable sources by 2030, but that plan has been repeatedly delayed.
Coal mines are the world’s biggest sources of greenhouse gases.