Chhattisgarh: 300-km march to save state’s ‘lungs’ from mining

Chhattisgarh: 300-km march to save state’s ‘lungs’ from mining

Newsdesk |
October 13, 2021

Around 350 people from tribal communities of 30 villages in Chhattisgarh’s Sarguja and Korba districts have been walking for the last nine days to reach state capital Raipur.

New Delhi, 13 October2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, the march — of more than 300 km — is to register their protest against coal mining projects, and what they allege is “illegal” land acquisition.“If we don’t walk now, our children will have nowhere to live,” Shakuntala Ekka, one of the protestors marching to Raipur from Madanpur said.The march from Fatehpur, in Ambikapur of Sarguja district, started on October 3. It is expected to end October 13, when the protesters reach Raipur and seek meetings with Governor Anusuiya Uike and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel with their demands.

Source - The Indian Express


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