MEMBERS FROM tribal communities of 30 villages in Chhattisgarh’s Sarguja and Korba districts, who’ve been protesting towards coal mining initiatives in Hasdeo Aranya area, have determined to return to their villages after a gathering with state Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel Thursday night. In addition they met Governor Anusuia Uikey earlier within the day.
The protesters marched from Ambikapur district to succeed in Raipur on Wednesday, protecting over 300 kms in ten days, to register their protest towards what they referred to as “unlawful” land acquisition.
State well being minister TS Singh Deo met them the identical day and issued an announcement of help. The Chief Minister has assured them that an investigation will likely be carried out on the premise of their allegations. “We’re standing with the aadiwasi of the state. The world of Lemru Elephant Reserve which covers all of the coal blocks within the area is not going to be lowered than 1995 sq km as was determined by the federal government in 2018,” a state authorities assertion mentioned.
“We had been assured by the Governor that she would talk with each the central and state governments,” Alok Shukla, one of many protesters and convenor of Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan, mentioned.
They submitted their memorandum of calls for to each the places of work. “We’re planning to return…It’s an important time for farming. Additional plan of action will likely be determined in a gathering later,” one of many protesters mentioned.