On 27th March, over a thousand people from Mahan came together to demand that Essar quit Mahan forest. They are part of a fast-growing coalition that have come together to save Mahan.
Join Junglistan's million-plus voices in standing with Mahan. Forest heroes like us refuse to let dirty politics destroy our forests.
Essar is getting ready to axe Mahan forest in Madhya Pradesh. This is a scandal. Villagers' signatures have been forged in the gram sabha resolution. Essar has tried to intimidate them. And to make it worse, Essar is suing the people of Mahan for protesting peacefully. But the people of Mahan still stand strong.
If Essar is allowed to tear down Mahan forest for its own profits, this will mean chopping down more than 5 lakh trees. This will mean destroying the habitats of endangered wildlife found there. And it will mean displacing thousands of people who have lived in and off the forest for generations. Not just that, if Mahan gets chopped down, it would pave the way for large-scale destruction of all forests in the region.
We are not going to let this happen. We have the strength of more than a million voices coming together as Junglistan.
Let’s stand together and show our growing support for Indian forests.