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Save Hasdeo Forest

Adivasi men look out on the vast PEKB coal mine that’s destroyed much of their ancestral land. Hasdeo Forest, Chhattisgarh.

Adivasi men look out on the vast PEKB coal mine that’s destroyed much of their ancestral land. Hasdeo Forest, Chhattisgarh.
© Vijay Ramamurthy

India’s Adivasi (indigenous) communities are resisting a plan to destroy vast areas of their forests for coal mines. They’re up against huge corporations and the most powerful people in the country, and they desperately need outside support.

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, wants a massive expansion of coal mining in India, to one billion tonnes per year. 80% of the new mining areas are on Adivasi lands.

In the Hasdeo Forest, Chhattisgarh state, 10,000 Adivasis are fighting proposals to mine 5 billion tonnes of coal.

This will be a disaster for the Adivasis, whose lands and livelihoods will be wrecked, and a disaster for the fight against the climate crisis.

Please email Narendra Modi and ask him to ensure no mining occurs on Adivasi lands without their genuine consent.



To: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Dear Prime Minister Modi,

I am deeply disturbed at your plan to open massive new coal mines on Adivasi land in the Hasdeo Forest and elsewhere.

If they go ahead, these mines will not only devastate the Adivasis’ ancestral lands, they will destroy the people too.

Under national and international law, such mines should not go ahead without the Adivasis’ genuine consent – and they are deeply opposed to the mines.

Pushing ahead with the mines would also make a mockery of India’s claim to be at the forefront of the fight against the climate crisis.

I urge you to abandon the plan, and commit your government never to open a mine on Adivasi lands without their genuine consent.

Yours,