Chattisgarh, India, February 2015:
Nirupama, a woman from the village of Barkutta expresses her opinion against the proposed expansion of Kusumunda open cast coal mine.
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.