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Prosperous Villages Don't Want Big Projects

photo-series Chhattisgarh, Jashpur District

article resistance against this big dam

 The right one is Ageet Panna, hero of Beltoli village. He chased away the land surveyors.

 The villages here have a small dam …


 … which provides them with enough irrigation water for two crops a year.

 So the area became prosperous.

 The government wants to change this small dam …

 … in a huge dam to make a big artificial lake for electricity production for an aluminum factory.

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