Villagers in central India fight to protect forest from coal mining

(photo credit: Flickr user 350org under Creative Commons license)

In the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, two large corporations are seeking to mine coal reserves in the Mahan forest, a valuable and ancient area that’s home to more than a dozen villages.  But local residents are concerned about environmental hazards and have vowed to fight to protect their forests and their livelihood. FSRN’s Shuriah Niazi reports.

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(photo credit: Flickr user 350org under Creative Commons license)

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