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KAMLAJI SINGH (Amelia village, Karsua post, Singrauli district, Madhya Pradesh)

“We are residents of this village for generations. Our jungles and lands are forcefully being taken away from us. Our various sources of livelihoods are being snatched by the company.
Friends of the revolution, I request you to help us receive the community forest rights that we can claim under the declaration of the Forest Rights Act of 2006. Please help us get our rights. Thank you!

You can speak to Kamlaji at 8359899684

Ready to die for saving Mahan

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Heeramani’s livelihood is dependent on Mahan forest. He gets tendu, dori, mahua, char, chakaud and other important things from forest and the cattle graze in the forest. He asks where would the cattle graze or how would the people live if the forest goes to the company. Heeramani says that he is ready to die but would not let go of his forest and land at any cost! He is from Amelia village, Madhya Pradesh. To know more, call Heeramani @7581863470

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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My Forest, My Pride

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Gulab Singh Khairwar (Amelia, MP) talks about the pressing danger on Mahan forest and its people. His livelihood completely depends on the forest – from grazing cattle, getting water from the forest streams to the rich biodiversity that the forest has. He says if the government gives this forest to companies (as the company is trying desperately to), the animals, and livelihood of many people will get ruined. He asserted that he will at no cost give his forest to the coal mining companies!

You can contact Virendra – 8120487266

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