Print edition : September 15, 2017

Village residents gathered on the fringes of the Mahan forest to protest against Mahan Coal Ltd's coal mining project in Singrauli district on February 27, 2014. The allocation of the coal block was cancelled in March 2015. Photo: GREENPEACE HANDOUT/REUTERS

Members of a Greenpeace fact-finding team—Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Ramesh Agrawal, Justice Suresh Hosbet, R. Sreedhar and Kalpana Kannabiran—releasing their report titled “Singrauli: The Coal Curse” on September 15, 2011, at a conference in New Delhi to discuss the impact of coal mining on the people and the environment of Singrauli. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

The way in which coal blocks are allotted and land is acquired in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh shows that the fight to save natural resources and the environment and to protect the rights of forest-dwelling communities will continue for a long time to come.
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