Write a Short Note on Tawa Matsya Sangh

By Shivank Goel|Updated : September 6th, 2022

Tawa Matsya Sangh is a cooperative federation formed of fish workers. This federation has the rights of displaced forest dwellers of the Satpura Forest in Madhya Pradesh. They fought for the freedom of these people after the government granted permission for free fishing to private contractors in the Tawa reservoir in 1994, as these contractors took away the area's local people and gave jobs to cheap labourers.

About Tawa Matsya Sangh

In 1914, the government permitted private contractors to fish in the Tawa reservoir. These contractors were cruel. They considered cheap labour for doing their work rather than giving employment to already existing local people of that area. They fought for their rights for years and formed the Tawa Matsya Sangh (TMS organization). There are key points in the Tawa Matsya Sangh-

  • Because of dams, thousands of people were relocated to other areas. Also, the basis and the forests of the area were destroyed.
  • Tawa Matsya Sangh was formed to fight against them unitedly.
  • Tawa Matsya Sangh is an organization established as a group of cooperative fishermen's associations.
  • TMS association fights for the rights of the forest dwellers of Satpura forest, Madhya Pradesh.

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  • Tawa Matsya Sangh (TMS) is an association of a group of cooperative fishermen who lost their jobs after the government granted permission to private contractors to fish in the Tawa reservoir.

  • Tawa Matsya Sangh was formed to fight against the government and private contractors for the rights of the forest dwellers of  Satpura forest, Madhya Pradesh.

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