Amrit Mahal Cattle grazing in the Amrit Mahal

Cattle grazing in the Amrit Mahal

We have great news to share! This week, ELAW partner Leo Saldanha wrote to us about a victory to protect ecologically fragile grassland ecosystems in Chitradurga, Karnataka, India. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) established an expert fact finding committee to investigate community concerns about a proposal to build India’s largest defense, nuclear, industrial and infrastructure complex. Local communities say the proposed projects would destroy 10,000 acres of ‘Amrit Mahal Kaval’ or traditional pasture grassland and forests.

Read the full press release from Leo’s organization, Environmental Support Group.

Congratulations, Leo!

Michele Kuhnle
Donor Liaison