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Van Satyagraha: Community members confront Essar officials

Press release | May 6, 2014 at 16:56

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, May 6, 2014: Eighty local community members successfully stopped work on an Essar-led coal mine in Mahan forest, Madhya Pradesh yesterday. The villagers oppose the mine, which would destroy the forest on which they...

Civil Society urges the centre not to trample over the Rights of Forest Dwellers in...

Press release | August 1, 2014 at 17:17

1st August, 2014, New Delhi: Mahan Sangharsh Samiti[1] (MSS) supported by prominent members of civil society organisations today urged the Indian government not to trample over the rights of the forest dwelling communities of Mahan region in...

Eleven villages and the MSS stand united against coal mining in Mahan

Feature story | August 4, 2013 at 15:13

The communities from 11 villages around the Mahan forests in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, held a rally on 4th August in Singrauli to let Essar know that they will not allow coal mining in the Mahan forests. The rally, Van Adhikar Sammelan,...

'We will not allow Mining in Mahan’: Mahan Sangharsh Samiti

Press release | August 4, 2013 at 13:17

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh/ August 4, 2013: Tribals from eleven villages around the Mahan forest area today held a rally – Van Adhikar Sammelan – to tell Essar they would not allow it to mine coal in their forests, just as their brothers and...

All You Wanted To Know About The Gram Sabha

Blog entry by Sridevi Padmanabhan | July 31, 2014

What is a Gram Sabha? The Gram Sabha (elected every five years) is a meeting of all adults who live in the area covered by a panchayat. Anyone who is 18 years old or more and who has the right to vote is a member of the Gram Sabha.

Lives dependent on Mahan forest produce

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | January 2, 2014

Pradeep Kumar Vishwakarma (vil. Suhira, dst. Singrauli, Madya Pradesh) doesn’t want to give his forest to the companies at any cost. His livelihood completely depends on forest. He gets mahua, …

Forest Chowkidar won’t let coal mining in Mahan

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 12, 2013

Forest Chowkidar (for last 12 years) Ramjag Vishwakarma shares how Mahan Coal ltd is forcefully trying to acquire Mahan forest for mining. Ramjag and the people sustains their lives with …

Will MoTA and MoEF show some spine?

Blog entry by Ashish Fernandes | January 30, 2013

2013 promises to be a year in which the fate of large swathes of India's forests are determined. January has already witnessed two potentially significant developments in the ongoing war over coal mining in some of India's last...

Uphold the Forests Rights Act

Blog entry by Nikita Saha | April 26, 2013

A watering hole in the Sanjay Dubri Tiger Reserve. © Dhritiman Mukherjee / Greenpeace The Forest Rights Act (FRA) is a legislation which covers a variety of environment related causes, one of them being the rights of the forest...

Prime Minister, when will you implement Community Forest Rights for us?

Blog entry by Vivek Goyal | December 16, 2013

Nandlal Shah’s (Village Suhira, Tehsil Singrauli District Singrauli Madhaya Pradesh) livelihood is entirely dependent on Mahan forest. He also emphasizes upon the diversity of animal habitat the forest has. If …

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