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Resistance Against Iron Factories

Overview Photo Series and Articles

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Stiff Resistance for Many Years.
Villagers from Saraipalli stopped the pump house of the Jindal iron factory. Read more

More photos


 Activists inform villagers about new projects.

The Power of an Independent Organisation.
One thing is clear: to be independent is the most important thing, when you want to support the Adivasis in their struggles against land grab. Read more


 Some tribals were severely wounded.

Black Day. Adivasis commemorate police violence at a public hearing at Tamnar. Read more

More photos about the hearing and the violence



Photo series about the yearly commemoration of the police violence at Tamnar. More photos



 For example: a Citizens's Report about dams and tunnels in Uttarakhand.

How to Make a Citizens' Report
. A citizens' report can be very useful in the struggle against land grab.  Read More



Big Rally in State Capital.
October 2009, thousands of farmers, women and man, were demonstrating in Raipur, the capital of the Central India state of Chhattisgarh. With slogans and banners they opposed displacements for mining, factories and dams. Read the newspaper article

More photos


 Some of the Bengali are well decided to stay here. "When we have to leave for another village, we have to start from scratch again. For the second time. No way!"

Bengali community in Dharamjaigarh, which settled here as refugees fifty years ago, have to leave for a mining project. More photos


Back ground article.
The last twenty years hundreds of iron factories came up in the centre of India, in the states Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal. Life became a hell for the hundred thousands of villagers in its neigbourhoods, most tribal people. The book Sponge Iron Industries tells us the sad story of this new ‘development’. It also mentions the resistance of Adivasis fighting for their survival. Read more

Photos: Jan Chetana, Raigarh - Adivasi Mahila Mahasangh, Jashpur and Pesant Autonomy - Creative Commons