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

Villagers live around Kusumunda coal field collect discarded / spilled coal for their own use. 

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:

Villagers live around Kusumunda coal field collect discarded / spilled coal for their own use.

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.