the Photo is of Panchkunwar and the Community members from Bakhai village where they are involved in measuring and mapping the status of forest and available resources. Women are active in this village. Navrachna-Chhattisgarh and Lok Adhikar Shakti Sangthan- Korba took this struggle even to the the Prime Minister Office to deny the forest Department and its Nexus to cut trees.and the proactive women and community stopped forest department and its nexus from felling 80000 trees in the whole area using section 5 of the Forest Rights Act (FRA)
Bakhai a Dhanwar (Particular vulnerable Tribal Group) settlement of Patpara Panchayat in Pali block, at the foothills of Narsimhnath Hills, is last of the villages of the coal rich Korba district of Chhattisgarh. The village has population of 320 people with 65 house dominant by Dhanvar tribe, an offshoot of Baiga Primitive tribes is mostly forest dependent community residing in the remotest of the villages with no road facility upto their village. The village in the hillock and also face scarcity of water. Korba is known for its coal mines such as Gevra Area (one of the biggest coal mines of Asia).