Dongria Kondh tribals in Kalahandi and Ryagada districts on Wednesday demanded a complete withdrawal of the Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) from the area since the Palli Sabhas held under the directive

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

Projects will not be given green clearance if these are opposed by local panchayats (village councils), petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily, who holds additional charge of the environment and fores

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

The Environment and Forests Ministry will soon take the final call on Vedanta’s mining of Niyamgiri hills, with the Odisha government having sent the gram sabha resolutions to the Centre for a deci

The State Government has decided to provide drinking water to villages inhabited by the primitive tribal groups (PTGs).

“We don’t know how the villagers can consent to diversion of forest land five days after denouncing it”

It all started with great excitement — organising groups, motivating young women to lead from the front, guarding the village borders to prevent vote buying through gifts — for it seemed important to make their voices of dissent heard against the international mining giant Vedanta.

The unanimous vote by 12 gram sabhas in Odisha's Rayagada and Kalahandi districts, rejecting Vedanta Aluminium and the Orissa Mining Corporation's plan to extract bauxite from the Niyamgiri hills, is a historic and significant precedent that could determine the course of similar developments in other tribal areas in India.

The outcome at the 12 gram sabhas held in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts will impact the projects proposed in Vizag and East Godavari district

The decade-old struggle by the Dongria Kondhs and other traditional forest-dwellers in Odisha culminating in rejection of the proposed bauxite mining by Orissa Mining Corporation and Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) in Niyamgiri hills will have an impact on mining projects in tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh.

The last and 12th gram sabha held in Jarapa village in Rayagada district rejected the proposal for bauxite mining on Niyamgiri hills.