India: Coal mine crisis - Sami Siva
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Chattisgarh, India, February 2015: 

Community leaders from the village of Khodri discuss their plan of action for an upcoming  public hearing, in which government officials will hear the concerns of citizens from villages whose land is to be taken over by the coal mining companies for their proposed expansion. 


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.

Chattisgarh, India, February 2015:

Community leaders from the village of Khodri discuss their plan of action for an upcoming public hearing, in which government officials will hear the concerns of citizens from villages whose land is to be taken over by the coal mining companies for their proposed expansion.


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.