News Brief | September 2014
Village vote on Mahan project called off
Fresh voting by tribals to decide on the fate of Essar Power and Hindalco Industries' coal mining project in Mahan forests in Madhya Pradesh has been called off after the region's district collector was transferred just before the scheduled voting. Village Council vote, also known as Gram Sabha, was supposed to take place in Amelia village this week. However, district collector M. Selvendran, who was going to facilitate the process, was transferred to Bhopal, putting a question mark on whether fresh voting of villagers will take place eventually.