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Village Patwari Asks for Bribe Again

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Katwarulal (village Amelia, MP) is demanding justice against the village patwari (government official who keeps records of land-ownerships and tilling for a sub-division ) Dhiresh Tripathi’s atrocities. He asked for the permit map of his land from the patwari.  An already drunk patwari (5/7/13, near Gadakhad market, Srilal’s house) abused and told Katwarulal to get 4 beer bottles. When declined, the patwari threatened that he would not fulfill Katwarulal’s request of land permit map.

You can call the District Magistrate demanding an action against patwari Dhiresh Tripathi’s corrupt practices. You can also call the patwari and ask him directly, to do his job without exploiting the villagers. Interview by Virendra.

Ask Dhiresh Tripathi (patwari) to stop this now– 09425391096

Notify the District Magistrate, M. Selvendran – 09425821181

To know more on this, call Virendra – 08120487266

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Villagers Fooled to Sign in the Name of CM Shivraj Chauhan

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Three locals from Amelia village (Bholeram, Lalcharan and Sudama doctor) took Ramadhar Saket’s signature on a paper in the name of enlisting him as BPL (Below Poverty Line) and 5 dhimsil land from the Patwari (as per the order by CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan). More than thirty signatures have been taken by fooling people this way. Ramadhar says that his signature will not be valid if it’s used for forgery by the Company or others (Post Karsualal, Tehsil Mada, District Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh).

To know more on this, call the interviewer Virendra – 08120487266 

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Living and Loving Mahan Forest

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For Jaybhan Singh Khairwar (village Jamghadi) the Mahan forest holds a very important place in his life. The forest provides multitudes of supports –like dry wood used in construction of houses and mahua for oil and many other edible purposes. The invaluable knowledge about medicinal herbs has been passed on for generations, to the next. The people here work hard, live happy lives, love living with the forest. Jaybhan concludes that people will never comply with the demands of any mining company asking them to leave their forest (Post Jamghadi, district Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh).

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Help Ramjag Get Enlisted as BPL

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Ramjag Yadav  from Amelia, requests the district magistrate to enlist the people below poverty line and release old age pensions.

You can contact Ramjag for more information – 09753939194

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Inaccessibility During Monsoon Turns Fatal

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Shivshankar Saket’s tola Dholiagoda,  Amelia is surrounded by rivers and they urgently need a bridge to connect. Rivers gets flooded in the rainy season leaving Dholiagoda completely inaccessible. Patients in emergency medical conditions and pregnant women can’t reach the hospital because of this, which becomes fatal for many of them. Repeated requests from the villagers to higher officials have been unaddressed. Shivshankar asks for government’s action on these basic developments, for the people, now.

You can contact the interviewer Virendra – o8120487266

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Help Stop Land Grabbing & Exploitation of the Adivasis!

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Hardayal Singh shares the state of his village, Amelia where there are no communication mediums available, like Television, Radio etc., and is a sheer lack of educational facilities. This has resulted in a state of major illiteracy in the region.  A significant portion of the population consists of tribal, who are unaware of their rights due to illiteracy. The mining companies are taking advantage of this situation and forcefully grabbing their land to fulfill their agenda. People are perplexed as they don’t even know what to do and who to approach to stop this land grabbing. Hardayal appeals to the audience of Radio Sangharsh for support and guidance to solve the pressing problems and looming injustice on the people in his village.

You can speak to Hardayal – 07771008962

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Mahan Forest- My Life-Support

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Sumaru Panika’s life-support is Mahan forest. Every year, he earns around twenty thousand rupees selling forest produce such as Tendu leafs, Mahua, Dori. From getting dry wood for cooking, to grazing his cattle, the forest supports all his life’s needs. Sumaru says, if his forest gets destroyed, his whole life will fall apart (village Ameliya, tehsil Mada, district Singrauli, M.P).

You can contact the interviewer Virendra- 08120487266

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Will the People of Pokhriyatola Get a Proper Road?

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Ashok Kumar Vishwakarma (Pokhariyan-tola, village Amelia, MP) tells us why the kids from his village can’t go to school during monsoons. The only road to the school in their village is a dirt road, which gets sludgy and unusable during rains. The flooded stream flowing across it makes it inaccessible for everyone, especially the kids. The villagers have appealed to the Gram Panchayat many times, but nothing has ever changed. Interviewer: Virendra Singh.

To know more about the condition there, you can talk to Virendra – 0-8120487266

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Corrupt Patwari asks for a Bribe!

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An interview with Baldev Singh Khairwar reveals that his village Patwari (government official who keeps records of land-ownerships and tilling for a sub-division), Dhiresh Kr Tripathi asks for a bribe of 8-10 thousand rupees for dividing Baldev Singh’s land with his father. Baldev requests you to notify the collector (District Magistrate) to take an official action against Dhiresh Kumar Tripathi. Baldev Singh is from Amelia village, Singrauli District, Madhya Pradesh.

You can ask Dhiresh Tripathi (patwari) to stop this now– 09425391096

Notify the District Magistrate’s, M. Selvendran – 09425821181

To know more on this, call the interviewer Virendra – 08120487266

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Sowing Song!

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Listen to Phoolmati Devi sing a beautiful folk song, usually sung during the season of rice plantation.

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Life with Forests

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Virender Singh shares how Mahan forest is a source of livelihood for about 13,000 people across more than 62 villages. He expresses his concern over the debasement of so many families and communities. Listen to him demand his community’s right under the forest act 2006-07. He requests the audience of Radio Sangharsh to call the collector and DFO (Divisional Forest Officer) urging them take a stand for the rights of the communities in and around Mahan forest and against its destruction.

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Medicinal Magic of the Forest

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Hear Matuklalji’s interview about the extremely critical medicinal usage of forest herbs Sattawar, Guruch and Bawanr, which are easily found in Mahan forest. Sattwar’s utility is to overcome from weakness and also regulate body temperature and appetite. Guruch has great healing properties and its used especially to heal fractures. Bawanr is used to recover from wound for both humans and animals.

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Livelihood around Mahan Forest

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Life with the Mahan forest is fulfilling, and Ramlalu Singh Kairwar expresses it beautifully. A tribal from Budher village, tehsil sarai, district Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, he talks about how his livelihood is dependent on Mahaan forest. Listen to the excitement with which he shares how he cultivates rice and vegetables on his land and gets tendu leaves, Mahua fruits, Bela and other important things for his life from the forest. Like all other Mahan communities, he is upset and not in favor of coal mining. He is happy and comfortable with no dissatisfaction with his traditional way of living.

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Money Can’t Buy Our Forest

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Kishan Dayal singh (village Amiliya, Madhya Pradesh) tells us about his life dependent on Mahan forest. Tendu leafs, Mahua fruits, Bela and other forest produce are extremely important for his livelihood. He reaffirms that at any cost, money can’t buy his land, the forest.

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Forests are Vital and Essential!

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Life with the Mahan forest is fulfilling, and Ramlalu Singh Kairwar expresses it beautifully. A tribal from Budher village, tehsil sarai, district Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, he talks about how his livelihood is dependent on Mahaan forest. Listen to the excitement with which he shares how he cultivates rice and vegetables on his land and gets tendu leaves, Mahua fruits, Bela and other important things for his life from the forest. Like all other Mahan communities, he is upset and not in favor of coal mining. He is happy and comfortable with no dissatisfaction with his traditional way of living.

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