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Forest is the foundation of my life

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Ganesh (vil. Bandha, dst. Singrauli) is dependent on farming and forest for his livelihood. He gets tendu, mahua, dori, firewood and other important forest produce from the forest to use for himself and sell  in the market. He doesn’t want to give Mahan forest to company. Interview by Vivek Goyal (Mahan Sangharsh Samiti).

Money can’t buy my 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 so important for his livelihood – he gets them all from the forest. He reaffirms that at any cost, money can’t buy his forest.

I will not give the forest to companies – Devidayal

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Devidayal Saket (Pokhriyatola, Vil. Amelia, Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh) is fighting for saving the Mahan forest and his livelihood over three year now. He says that he will not give the forest to companies for coal mining. Mahan forest has rich biodiversity with many animals. People live off medicinal plants, herbs, vegetables, fruits from it. They sell tendu, mushroom etc.found in the forest. For more information, call interviewer Virendra Singh (Mahan Sangharsh Samiti) – 8120487266

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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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