Dhurli village, Dantewada district, August 30, 11.30 am: Armed police in riot gear stand in clusters around the walled compound where people of this quiet, picturesque village are to gather for a gram sabha hearing. They are to decide today whether they want Essar Steel to set up a 3.2 million-tonne plant on their land for Rs 7,000 crore.

Agriculture, the mainstay of Chhattisgarh's economy, is getting a battering from two sides

15 hectares of utter confusion

Farmers in Chhattisgarh blame the state for losses

Unplanned industrialisation is its major undoing

To Jindal Steel's expansion planNearly 2,000 written complaints and a protest document signed by 40,000 people were submitted at a public hearing against the expansion plan of Jindal Steel and Power

Industries spew poison unchecked in Chhattisgarh

Industries spew poison unchecked in Chhattisgarh

Why is the Chhattisgarh government promoting a poisonous and invasive plant?

For long the victims of poverty, hunger and institutional neglect, the dwindling tribe of Pahari Korbas now has another menace to contend with