The Government of Andhra Pradesh having around 600 million tonnes of bauxite deposits with major reserves in the tribal areas of eastern ghats has decided to give an impetus to the mineral based industry in order to address the primary objective of upgrading the employment and income levels of the surrounding tribals. The GoAP has declared Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Ltd.

Kalahandi is one of the most economically backward districts of Orissa. However, it has rich deposits of bauxite over its hill ranges. Recently the State Government and its corporation have entered into agreement with certain industrial houses for creating infrastructure to extract bauxite and process it.

The struggle against mining giants in Orissa got a shot in the arm after Mukta Jhodia, a campaigner against the Hindalco-led Utkal Alumina's bauxite mining project in Kashipur won the first Chingari

People in southern Orissa fighting against mining in the Niyamgiri hills have got a respite

M/s. Vedanta Aluminium Ltd. (formerly known as "Vedanta Alumina Ltd.") has

the Orissa government has withdrawn proposals to create two new elephant reserves in the state. Its proposals to create the South Orissa elephant reserve and the Baitarani elephant reserves under

Indigenous people have lived in the lush forests of Niyamgiri mountain, Orissa, India, for generations. Now, local tribal families are living in fear for their future due to the arrival of a combined bauxite mining and alumina refinery project in the heart of their ancestral domain by an Indian subsidiary of the UK mining and metals company, Vedanta Resources plc.

Opposition workers join stir

BHUBANESWAR: Thousands of activists of Green Kalahandi on Saturday began a five-day a road blockade agitation against the one million tonne capacity alumina refinery project of Vedanta Alumina Limited. A total of 45 agitators were arrested by the Kalahandi police.

while the Supreme Court was deliberating if mining for bauxite at the Niyamgiri hills would irreplaceably affect wildlife there, out at the proposed site, on May 17, a big cat quietly padded past

robert goodland, an environmental scientist, has come out with a report on Canadian mining giant Alcan's involvement with the Utkal Alumina and Bauxite Project in Kashipur, Orissa. The report