Prakriti Karyashala Case Studies: Villagers Unite Against Illegal Mining

Published By: eSocialSciences, Mumbai, India | Published Date: November, 27 , 2020

In Sawar village in Ajmer, over the years private mining companies, extracting stone and marble that is exported all over the world, have progressively encroached on village common lands. Not only have villagers lost their commons and grazing grounds but have been subject to increasing air pollution from the dust and debris. This case study is about how commoners have united to stop common land encroachment from illegal mining. It is a part of a series collected from diverse villages in Ajmer, Rajasthan where through FES’s interventions, the villagers struggle, and in most cases, succeed in laying claim to their pasture lands.

Author(s): Anjali P Iyer | Posted on: Nov 27, 2020 | Views() | Download (169)

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