Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Villagers-from-the-Forests-of-Mahan-in-Madhya-Pradesh-27MZIFJJEBFQZ.htmlConceptually similarMahua Flowers Collection in IndiaGP04GGLCompleted★★★★Dih Baba Puja Festival at Mahan Forest in IndiaGP04NQWCompleted★★★★Dih Baba Puja Festival at Mahan Forest in IndiaGP04NQXCompleted★★★★Dih Baba Puja Festival at Mahan Forest in IndiaGP04NR3Completed★★★★Dih Baba Puja Festival at Mahan Forest in IndiaGP04NR5Completed★★★★Dih Baba Puja Festival at Mahan Forest in IndiaGP04NR6Completed★★★★Dih Baba Puja Festival at Mahan Forest in IndiaGP04NR7Completed★★★★Dih Baba Puja Festival at Mahan Forest in IndiaGP04NR8Completed★★★★Dih Baba Puja Festival at Mahan Forest in IndiaGP04NQUCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STQO3CVillagers from the Forests of Mahan in Madhya PradeshUjraj Singh and his wife Kanti said that if mining companies would have come, forests would be burnt out. Mines would spread pollution and there would be no forests to live upon. "We want to live in our green, we will never hand it over."Locations:Asia-India-Madhya Pradesh-Mahan ForestDate:30 Mar, 2017Credit:© Siddhant Mohan / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4928px X 3264pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Activists-Celebrations-Community gatherings-Day-Eye contact-Forests (campaign title)-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Two people-WomenShoot:2nd Anniversary of the Mahan Forest Victory in India The Government’s decision to stop Mahan coal block from mining, saving the forests and livelihoods of thousands was celebrated by villagers from 20 villages at a rally in Amelia village of Singrauli in Mahan forests of Madhya Pradesh.The festivities began as the villagers offered their prayers to Deeh Baba –their village deity. As scores of villagers made their way to the meeting, the venue echoed with traditional folk songs about the forests and how the lives of the forest communities were dependent on them.While the government has decided to spare Mahan, there are other coal blocks in the region which are still under threat. As a symbol of protest, MSS activists tore the proposed Land Acquisition Amendments Bill, buried it, and planted a Mahua sapling on top marking the triumph of people power.