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  • An Ongoing Battle Frontline

    Sep 15, 2017 An ongoing battle. Village residents gathered on the fringes of the Mahan forest to protest against Mahan Coal Ltds coal mining project in Singrauli district on February 27, 2014. The allocation of the coal block was cancelled in March 2015. Photo GREENPEACE HANDOUT/REUTERS. Members of a Greenpeace fact-finding teamParanjoy Guha Thakurta ...

  • The Indian Government Wont Stop My Fight To Save Mahans

    Jan 14, 2015 Women carrying coal in the eastern state of Jharkhand. India is under a lot of pressure to make strong commitments to tackling climate change, yet it is drawn to the cheap and immediate gains ...

  • Defenders Of Mother Earth Singrauli India Climate Strike

    Local villagers joined forces against the clear-cut of hundreds of trees and formed the Mahan Sangharsh Samiti in 2013, and in March 2015, the villagers celebrated a great victory as the government stopped the auction of the Mahan coal block due to continuous protests by MSS supported by Greenpeace India.

  • Greenpeace Activist Priya Pillai To Face Defamation Case

    Pillai, against whom Mahan Coal Ltd has filed a criminal defamation case for allegedly carrying out negative publicity and protests over purported irregularities in mining activities, said the ...

  • Indian Activist Ramesh Agrawal Wins Green Nobel For

    Apr 29, 2014 Villagers walk towards the Mahan forest during a protest against a coal mining project in Singrauli district in Madhya Pradesh February 27, 2014. Thomson Reuters Foundation/ Nita Bhalla/Files. By Nita Bhalla. April 29, 2014, 917 AM.

  • Greenpeace Alleges Threats Intimidation Over Madhya

    Aug 26, 2014 By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Villagers in Madhya Pradeshs Mahan forest are being intimidated ahead of a crucial vote that could determine the future of a $3.2 billion coal project proposed by two of the countrys largest mining firms, Greenpeace India said on Monday. Mahan Coal Ltd (MCL) - which is jointly owned by Essar

  • Tribal Interests Norms Ignored For Mahan Coal Block The

    Sep 20, 2013 In the case of Vedanta, the UPA government took proactive steps to defend the rights of tribals but it has done just the opposite to clear the Mahan coal block in Madhya Pradesh, ignoring tribal ...

  • Protesters Block Qld Coal Mine Railway Newcastle Herald

    Nov 30, 2021 The Bravus coal project has been at the centre of many protests and campaigns since it was proposed. Activists have locked themselves on railway tracks and a train carriage in a bid to stop what they believed was the first shipment of coal from a controversial central Queensland mine. Police initially removed protesters Tammy Omodei and Andy ...

  • Six Frontline Action On Coal Anti Adani Bravus Protesters

    Dec 15, 2021 Half a dozen Frontline Action on Coal activists faced Bowen Magistrates Court for sentencing on Tuesday after protests on November 30 and December 1 affecting coal trains on the Newlands main line ...

  • Battle Over Essarled Project Reflects Indias New Mining

    Mar 20, 2014 With an axe on one shoulder and lugging a large log over the other, Bhajandhari Kushwaha emerges from the dense Mahan forest in central India with his dog by his side after a day of foraging and ...

  • Greenpeace Protests Latest News Photos Videos On

    Jun 16, 2021 The road to the contentious Mahan coal block, deep in the forested heart of Central India, meant to supply coal to the power plants of Essar and Hindalco, passes through Amelia village, in ...

  • Indian Activist Ramesh Agrawal Wins Green Nobel For

    Apr 29, 2014 Villagers walk towards the Mahan forest during a protest against a coal mining project in Singrauli district in Madhya Pradesh February 27, 2014.

  • Protest Against Mahan Coal Mining This Week

    Feb 24, 2014 Protest against Mahan coal mining this week Greenpeace Premium Greenpeace had in January scaled Essar Powers office in Mumbai and rolled down a banner campaigning against Mahan coal mining.

  • Mahan Coal Block Stuck In India

    Jun 05, 2015 The Samiti has spent more than five years fighting a joint venture between Essar and Hindalco that wants to dig out 150 million tonnes of coal from Mahan, located in the Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh. It claims that mining will destroy the local ecology and livelihoods.

  • Greenpeace Alleges Threats Intimidation Over

    Aug 26, 2014 August 25, 2014, 942 PM By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Villagers in Madhya Pradeshs Mahan forest are being intimidated ahead of a crucial vote that could determine the...

  • Greenpeace Ambushes Essar Over Mahan Mining

    Jan 22, 2014 The protest relates to Essar Powers plans to start mining at Mahan in Madhya Pradesh, one of the oldest deciduous forests of India.

  • Greenpeace Activist Priya Pillai To Face Defamation

    Pillai, against whom Mahan Coal Ltd has filed a criminal defamation case for allegedly carrying out negative publicity and protests over purported irregularities in mining activities, said the...

  • Indian Activist Ramesh Agrawal Wins Green Nobel

    Apr 29, 2014 Indian activist Ramesh Agrawal wins green Nobel for fight against coal mining Villagers walk towards the Mahan forest during a protest against a coal mining project in Singrauli district in...

  • Battle Over Essarled Project Reflects Indias New

    Mar 20, 2014 We get everything from it, says the 45-year-old, vowing to fight plans by Mahan Coal Ltd (MCL) - jointly owned by London-listed Essar Energy Plc ESSR.L and the Aditya Birla-owned Hindalco...

  • Mahan Celebrates Democracy And The Victory Of Peoples

    Mar 30, 2015 While the government has decided to spare Mahan, there are other coal blocks in the region which are still under threat. The victory of the people of Mahan is a victory of democracy. But there are several other challenges that the people of this country face.

  • India Raising Livelihood Concerns Villagers Protest

    Aug 25, 2014 It was established to develop the Mahan Coal Block in 2006. Villagers activists have registered protest complaints aggainst development of coal block raising livelihood environmental concerns.

  • India Protests Save Tigers From Coal Mining Rainforest

    Mar 27, 2015 Indias Mahan forests are safe at last. According to Greenpeace, plans for a coal mine that would have meant felling 500,000 trees are off the table. The government has accepted that the forest that provides the livelihood of so many people cannot be sacrificed for the profits of individuals, explained local activist Bechan Lal.

  • Mahan Block Not To Be Mined Coal Ministry

    The Mahan coal block, that was the centre of anti-mining protests by locals and non-governmental organisation Greenpeace over the past few years, was marked off limits from the list of 74 coal blocks in Schedule II and III of the coal ordinance, a

  • Mahan At All Costs Down To Earth

    Oct 31, 2011 Mahan Coal did not study the impact of mining activity on the reservoir and water supply to the area. A detailed study of the basin required Some 637 animals, including scheduled 1 wildlife species such as sloth bears, leopards and elephants, inhabit the Mahan forest reserve that acts as a wildlife corridor.

  • A Resurgence Of Satyagraha Greenpeace India

    Feb 28, 2014 The mass protest comes days after the Environment Minister, Veerappa Moily granted Stage II forest clearance to Mahan coal block, allocated to Mahan Coal Ltd a joint venture of Essar and Hindalco. This despite the fact that the villagers have indisputable evidence proving that the special Gram Sabha resolution on Forest Rights Act based ...

  • Ngt Cancels Forest Approval For Essarhindalcos Mahan

    Sep 26, 2014 Mahan Coal has been in the eye of the storm with raging local protests. The Mahan Sangharsh Samiti had approached the National Green Tribunal earlier this year after the previous UPA Government ...

  • Coal Mining Banned In Indias Mahan Forest

    Mar 24, 2015 The Mahan coal block will not be auctioned, it confirmed in response to a Right to Information request from Greenpeace. This, in simple words, means that the sensitive Mahan forests, home to one of the oldest forest communities, will be kept off-limits to mining. Mahan in Madhya Pradesh is one of the oldest and largest sal forests in Asia.

  • Greenpeace Demands Cancellation Of Mahan Coal Block

    Jan 07, 2014 Questioning the non-transparent manner in which the Mahan coal block was allocated, Greenpeace India on Tuesday demanded cancellation of the coal block and sought a thorough enquiry into the role ...

  • Mahan Coal Limiteds Response Business Human Rights

    Aug 26, 2014 India Raising livelihood concerns, villagers protest against mining in Mahan forest, Mahan coal denies allegations. Greenpeace urges fair and transparent vote on protection of Indias Mahan forest Date 26 Aug 2014 Content Type Article Villagers of Amelia to vote against mining at public hearing on Mahan coal Limited Date 26 Aug 2014 ...

  • Disaster For Us And The Planet How The Ifc Is

    Power to develop the Mahan coal plant. Also in 2014, when Essar faced cost overruns on the project, it secured another massive loan from five banks, including ICICI and IDFC, for the plant. In total, these two IFC-supported banks helped provide approximately $1.9 billion in financing to build the Mahan coal plant.

  • Nsw Police Seek To Auction Off Car Of Convicted Anticoal

    Dec 07, 2021 The coal port on Kooragang Island in Newcastle. About 30 anti-coal activists were arrested by NSW police in November during protests involving members of Blockade Australia.

  • Mahan Sangarsh Samiti Facing Threats In Madhya Pradesh

    Aug 16, 2013 Mahan Sangarsh Samiti facing threats in Madhya Pradesh Protest. MSS facing threats and intimidation to uphold the FRA in Mahan. ... She tells us that her husband was called to the Mahan Coal Limited office and that they have been pestering him for days to talk to them.

  • Anticoal Protesters Shut Down Worlds Largest Coal Port

    Nov 18, 2021 Largest coal port in the world. The Port of Newcastle is the largest coal port in the world. The coal mining industry, directly and indirectly, employs up to 61,000 people in the region, with the landscape marked by a rail line that has transported about 150 million tonnes, or more than A$19bn, of coal to power plants in Australia and the world in 2020 alone.

  • One Man Charged Two Others In Custody After Protesters

    Dec 16, 2021 Overnight, activist group Frontline Action on Coal said the protesters had created two sizeable piles of coal next to the train line. The best place for

  • Adanis Worlds Biggest Coal Basin Heads For Export Amid

    Adanis worlds biggest coal basin heads for export amid protests. New Delhi, Dec 29 Just six weeks after the Glasgow climate summit (COP26), where the