On the occasion of World Environment Day on Sunday, over 1,000 residents of Hasdeo-Arand region, a rich coal reserve area, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to restrict coal mining in the eco-sensitive forests.

The residents of around 35-40 villages of the region held a conference at Madanpur village in Korba district and deliberated on the subject ‘Challenges and Role of Gram Sabhas in Self-Governance and Environment Conservation’

In the letter, they drew the PM’s attention to the consequences of coal mining in their area. Read more