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Company has also filed 33 applications for alternative bauxite mines

Continuing its frenzied efforts to secure alternate bauxite supplies, Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) has urged the Odisha government to fast track its applications for three small laterite deposits in Koraput district for mining lease by the end of this month.

Vedanta Aluminium (VAL) is targeting to achieve a capacity utilisation of 80-90% this month, boosted by availability of bauxite from several sources, even as its plans for captive mining in Odisha

Pro-mining group to observe Lanjigarh bandh today in protest

The local tribals inhabiting the foothills of Niyamgiri have welcomed the decision of the Union ministry of environment & forests (MoEF) to reject the bauxite mining plan on this hill range.

Upbeat over Centre's refusal to allow bauxite mining at the Niyamgiri hills by Vedanta, tribals, especially Dongria Kondhs, have decided to celebrate it by organizing a massive rally in Rayagada di

In a major setback to Anil Agarwal-promoted Vedanta Resources, the Ministry of Environment and Forests has turned down its proposal for bauxite mining at Niyamgiri hills in Odisha.

The environment ministry has rejected London-listed Vedanta Resources Ltd's request to mine bauxite in the Niyamgiri hills of Odisha state after local residents opposed mining in the area they cons

Environment Ministry rejects Vedanta's plan to mine Niyamgiri

The Union Environment Ministry has taken a decision in two high profile cases, rejecting the forest clearance for Vedanta’s bauxite mining project in Niyamgiri Hills of Odisha, and renewing the stand-alone environmental clearance for Posco’s eight million tonnes per annum steel plant.

An Odisha minister today said that rejection of the mining proposal on Niyamgiri hills was 'unfortunate' and steps would be taken to alternatively source bauxite for Vedanta Resources' refinery.

An Odisha minister today said that rejection of the mining proposal on Niyamgiri hills was 'unfortunate' and steps would be taken to alternatively source bauxite for Vedanta's refinery.

"It is unfortunate that the UPA government is doing politics at the cost of development. We condemn the Centre for rejection of the mining proposal at Niyamgri hills," Steel and Mines minister R K Singh told reporters here.

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