Driving to the Kalinga Nagar Industrial Zone to commemorate the first anniversary of tribals killed during a protest, stone crushers line the newly paved highway. Women, children and men wield

Dubious environmental record

Vedanta's use of natural resources has raked up many controversies. While deposing before the Central Empowered Committee (CEC), a monitoring body set up by the Supreme Court on forest matters, the company had delinked its alumina refinery at Lanjigarh in Orissa's Kalahandi district and the associated bauxite mining at Niyamgiri Hills. The company said that it would shift the refinery to non-forest land and would thus require environmental clearance.

there are rumours that Vedanta Aluminium Ltd has been permitted to mine bauxite in the Niyamgiri hills, Orissa, by the Union ministry of environment and forests (m o ef). The company, with

The virgin beauty of Arakku Valley in the Eastern Ghats is a popular tourist draw, but it may soon be just a memory. The hill ranges from Papikonda in East Godavari to Sileru and Krishnadevipeta in Visakhapatnam district, rich in bauxite ore, have been chosen as the site for a mega aluminium project.

M/s. Sterlite Industries (India) Limited (SIIL), a public limited company, is the flagship company of the Sterlite Group. The proposed project will bring an investment of Rs. 4500 crores to the state of Orissa where the per capita income is about half of the national level. The Lanjigarh bauxite deposit falls in Rayagada and Kalahandi districts of Orissa.

Orissa s tribals put Canadian company on the back foot

Fifteen years ago, BALCO made an abortive attempt to mine bauxite in one of India s richest biodiversity reserves, Gandhamardan in Orissa. Now the threat comes from herb smuggling

Three persons were killed while protesting against mining operations in the tribal areas of Orissa

People of a village in Orissa wage a battle against mining companies to protect their lands

A prized foreign investor who