A Hindalco bauxite mine in Lohardaga
Movement of bauxite from the mines of Hindalco Industries Limited came to a grinding halt today as thousands of RJD supporters gheraoed several establishments of the company in Lohardaga and Palamau districts. The blockade began at around 10am and continued till late in the afternoon.

The Orissa government has remaining licence to the National Aluminium Company (Nalco). The state government said the company can be given a prospective licence on the Potangi bauxite mines only if it agrees to give the Sashubahumali Pasangamali reserve to the Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC).

THE Madras High Court, on Thursday, issued a stay on bauxite mining by MALCO Ltd in Kolli Hills, acting on a petition filed by Piyush Sethia of the voluntary organisation

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With a view to augment the availability of bauxite for the aluminium plants coming up in the state, the Orissa government plans to start exploration of bauxite in the Keonjhar and Koraput districts during the current fiscal.

Chintapalli (visag agency), Oct 3: In a nasty jolt to the government, tribals boycotted the public hearing on bauxite mining here on Friday. The police, which had besieged the area, had no clue that the tribals would stay away.

Visakhapatnam, Sept. 22: More than 30 years after they were first discovered, the rich bauxite deposits in Vizag Agency tracts continue to cause controversy. Though the previous Telugu Desam government signed two MoUs for mining bauxite, they did not take off.

Visakhapatnam, Sept.

Affected by POSCO, Vedanta projects, people prepare for the final battle after Vedanta and its Indian subsidiary, Sterlite, got the green signal to mine Niyamgiri for bauxite, Dongria Kondhs living in the hills have stepped up their vigil. They are determined to oppose any attempt at mining the hills.

Bs Reporter / New Delhi September 04, 2008, 1:03 IST

The Anil Agarwal-owned Vedanta group has made substantial headway in land acquisition for its three projects in Orissa which entail a combined investment of over Rs 30,000 crore.

The group needed 11,700 acres for its university at Puri, an alumina refinery at Lanjigarh, and its smelter and power project at Bharkhamunda near Jharsuguda. It has already acquired about 7,515 acres.

Fury over Vedanta, POSCO verdict the Supreme Court cleared two major projects in Orissa