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‘They should not believe in the promised land that the Adani company tempts them with.’
Jun 17, 2024
A dispossessed village leader describes the hardships faced by him and his family despite financial 'compensation' for their lost farm.

Shiv Prasad Kusro, a village leader who was displaced from his ancestral lands by Adani’s PEKB coal mine, describes the continuing hardships faced by him and his family. He warns villagers facing the same fate from the next Adani coal project not to accept company promises but to keep fighting for their rights.

Here, he is interviewed by Abir Dasgupta, and tells how Adani's colossal coal agenda fails to benefit local people dispossessed by the mines:

‘They should not believe in the promised land that the Adani company tempts them with.’ (youtube.com)

The Adani coal mines fragment elephant habitat in the Hasdeo forests, posing risks to elephant and human alike.

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