Jayparakash from village Budher questions the second stage clearance Of Mahan forest. The tribals are living there for ages. But corporates (Essar & Hindalco) created pressure on government to get the second stage clearance. Government imposed 36 conditions before the clearance; but now without having met those conditions, govt thoughtlessly gave second stage clearance to Mahan. Now where would the wild animal live? Will they live in the house of the Company owner or the minister who gave the clearance? Jayprakash concludes that the forest belongs to the people and animals, not to the company, so, the villagers would not allow coal mining in Mahan. Jayprakash Kushwaha is from vil.Budher, dst. Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh.
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