Battle over Essar-led project reflects India's new mining pains

By Nita Bhalla | Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:03 AM
cli-for hum-rig

MAHAN FOREST, India, March 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - 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 wood cutting.

For Kushwaha, the timber, leaves and seeds of this centuries-old forest not only sustain his family of five, they represent a vital part of ...

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