Hasdeo Aranya

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Hasdeo Aranya

News: Tribal villagers near Hasdeo forest in the state of Chhattisgarh, India, have been protesting against the proposed opening of a new coal mine.
 Earlier, Centre for Policy research (CPR) also received show-cause notice for its involvement in Hasdeo Movement (Launched by activists against coal mining)

 The Hasdeo forest (spanning over 170 sq km) and is often called the “lungs of Chhattisgarh “, is said to be the largest contiguous stretch of dense forestland in central India.
 Hasdeo Aranya is a biodiversity-rich forest which also happens to be a rich source of coal.
 The forest falls under Korba, Sujapur and Sarguja districts, with a sizeable tribal population. The Hasdeon river, a tributary of Mahanadi, flows through it.
 The forest is also home to Lemru Elephant reserve. 

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