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The mining operations at National Aluminum Company

MUMBAI, April 21 (Reuters) - India's state-run National Aluminium Co Ltd (NALCO) (NALU.BO) is in talks with mine workers to have them return to work after a shutdown, which could take up to a week, the company's top official said on Tuesday.

Dillip Satapathy / Bhubaneswar April 21, 2009, 1:25 IST

The bauxite mines of National Aluminium Company (Nalco) at the Panchpatmali hills in Koraput district of Orissa are yet to restart operations after last week

An eight-hour gun-battle between security forces and Naxalites at the Panchapatmali bauxite mines of the National Aluminium Company Ltd in Koraput district of Orissa ended early morning today, leaving 10 jawans of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and four Naxalites dead.

Rs 11,500 cr Jharsuguda plant expansion faces delay over environmental issues.

The Rs 11,500 crore expansion plan of Vedanta Aluminium (VAL) at Jharsuguda in Orissa may be delayed due to environmental issues.

Company jumped the gun to feed refinery starved of bauxite, they allege IN THE dead of night on January 7, two earthmoving vehicles were seen moving up the forest road of Niyamgiri Hills. Villagers of Semalbhatta were quick to conclude that the heavy vehicles were from the nearby Lanjigarh refinery owned by Vedanta Alumina Ltd. They alerted nearby villages. By 3.30 am a crowd of 800 people

Agitated residents of Balli took to the streets by blocking bauxite transporting trucks on the main Balli-Cananguinim road in protest against dust pollution.

The residents stopped over a dozen trucks from plying on the road while transporting the ore from Naqueri to the Mormugao Port Trust.


The Araku Valley, comprising Anantagiri and Sunkarimetta Reserved Forest, is one of the rich biodiversity areas in the Eastern Ghats of India. The proposed bauxite mining activity by Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Limited in these areas would not only wipe out the virgin forests, but also destroy the pristine habitats of several endangered flora and wildlife. (Correspondence)