Chattisgarh, India, February 2015:
Allegedly the employees of coal mining companies burn down the fields of tree saplings to claim the land was empty.
Photographs for a story on land allocation for coal mines in Chattisgarh. Modi's new government in the centre has relaxed the environmental regulations so the land can be allocated to both public and private sector companies easily.
Photo by Sami Siva for Al Jazeera America.