India's climate crisis: new coal mining spreads as heatwaves drain hydro dams – Nikkei Asia

Remote communities desperate to protect nature take up bows and arrows to scare off mine officials
WEST BENGAL/JHARKHAND, India — Sipping on a cooling rice beer more than 1,000 kilometers from New Delhi, Mangal Murumu never imagined he would find himself at the molten center of the great Indian climate crisis.
Murumu, a farmer from Hirapur in the far eastern state of Jharkhand, is a member of India’s Adivasi community — a group of indigenous peoples whose beliefs include animism and a sustainable lifestyle in nature’s midst.
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