Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/MSS-Meeting-at-Suhira-27MZIF34HF4K.htmlConceptually similarPeople in the Village of Suhira in IndiaGP0STO6J2Completed★★★★Gathering at the Suhira Meeting about Mahan ForestGP0STO6J4Completed★★★★Attendee at the Suhira Meeting about Mahan ForestGP0STO6J1Completed★★★★People in the Village of Suhira in IndiaGP0STO6J3Completed★★★★Gathering at the Suhira Meeting about Mahan ForestGP0STO6J5Completed★★★★Ramadhar Saket at SuhiraGP0STO6J0Completed★★★★Weekly Market at Suhira near Mahan ForestGP0STO6KGCompleted★★★★MSS Member from Amelia VillageGP0STO6IZCompleted★★★★Weekly Market at Suhira near Mahan ForestGP0STO6KFCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STO6IYMSS Meeting at SuhiraMSS meeting at Suhira.One of the oldest sal forests of Asia - Mahan, Madhya Pradesh are facing the threat of an absolute wipe out. Giant corporations Essar and Hindalco are after the coal reserves below these forests.Over 14,190 lives and livelihoods are dependent on the Mahan forests, Madhya Pradesh. Their culture, community and lives are intertwined with the forests that the corporations threaten to destroy. Displacement from their natural habitat is going to be devastating for the indigenous community.Locations:Asia-India-Madhya Pradesh-Mahan Forest-Singrauli regionDate:5 Aug, 2013Credit:© Vivek M. / GreenpeaceMaximum size:1200px X 800pxKeywords:Agricultural land-Agriculture-Climate (campaign title)-Coal mining-Day-Essar Group-Farmers-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Outdoors-Rural scenes-Small group of peopleShoot:Mahan Forest Documentation in IndiaBillionaire corporations Essar & Hindalco, among India’s most powerful business families, have been given the green light by the Indian government earlier this year to dig up a new open cast coal mine in the Mahan forest in Madhya Pradesh, an unspoilt area home to tribal populations as well as endangered wildlife such as elephants, leopards, and possibly even tigers. What makes Mahan critical is its status as the last remaining patch of dense, unfragmented forest in the central Indian landscape. Wiping out this verdant forest teeming with wildlife will pave the way for the surrounding forests in the region to get the axe for profits.The forest clearance involved will have an impact on the 50,000-plus people from 54 villages depending on this forest for their livelihoods, and two whole villages face being razed to the ground and their inhabitants being relocated to the infamous ‘resettlement colonies’ – grim concrete blocks where villagers live in often squalid conditions.