KORAPUT: With the Supreme Court leaving it to villagers to decide the fate of Vedanta's mining plan at Niyamgiri hills at gram sabhas, the anti-mining campaign at villages situated in and around Ni

Padayatra will cover many villages in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts before culminating at Muniguda on May 22.

The villages of Dongriya Kondh tribals around Odisha's Niyamgiri hills are set to become a flash point again, with the Centre and the state government along with civil society groups planning to co

With the clock ticking, the tribal affairs ministry has set the ball rolling for village assemblies or gram sabhas to decide on allowing Vedanta to source bauxite from the Niyamgiri hills, consider

Supreme Court has continued a ban on bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri Hills in Odisha considered sacred by tribals. Read text of this order dated 18 April 2013

AnRak Aluminium is moving ahead with the bauxite mining project in Makavarapalem in Visakhapatnam district despite the local opposition warns this analysis in the Economic and Political Weekly with focus on social and environment impact of the project.

Sharing the concerns of the Dongria Kondh tribe of Niyamgiri in Kalahandi district whose protests had put a halt to Vedanta’s bauxite mining plan two years ago, over hundreds of tribals, under the

In this new report Amnesty International draws attention to Vedanta's continuing failure to recognise rights of the communities affected by the company's operations in Orissa & recommends suspension of projects until human rights abuses faced by communities are addressed.

Amnesty International (AI) has urged the Indian authorities to order the immediate clean-up of an alumina refinery in Orissa, following a high court decision to reject plans for its expansion by a subsidiary of the UK-based Vedanta Resources. The High Court of Orissa upheld the Indian government’s decision made in August 2010 to reject Vedanta Aluminium's plans for the sixfold expansion of the Lanjigarh refinery, finding that the project violated the country’s environmental laws. (Letters)

In a state such as Odisha in which Dalit and tribal groups comprise about 40 per cent of the total population, the issue of ‘access’ to land and resources has apparently been central to all conflicts. For traditional communities, ‘access’ is directly linked to civilizational paradigms and cultural ethos, which rather decide their ‘economics’, and not the other way round that may be true for modern, techno-centric civilizations. Most mainstream discourses of history have, however, tried to locate the crisis in the ‘absence of state interventions’.