Priscilla Jebaraj

NEW DELHI: The Attorney-General has given the government a free rein to refuse forest clearance for Vedanta Aluminium's bauxite mining proposal in the Niyamgiri Hills of Orissa.


Vedanta Aluminium is bracing itself for a fresh round of trouble. Their plans to mine bauxite from the Niyamgiri hills in the Kalahandi district of Orissa have reached a fresh set back with the ministry of environment & forests (MoEF) having set up a four member committee headed by National Adivsory Council member C.

NEW DELHI: Dongria Kondhs of Lanjigarh in Orissa may have received some respite, with the government setting up yet another committee to reconsider how a proposed Vedanta mine in the area could affect the tribe.

Nearly 8,000 of the Dongria Kondh Adivasis, who revere the Niyamgiri mountain as their king and god, fear displacement and disruption of their centuries-old culture once the company gets the cleara

Kalpana Pathak / Mumbai June 14, 2010, 0:44 IST

The estimated $3-bn Vedanta University was to start Phase-I by mid-2011 but is facing stiff opposition from locals.

A bill proposes 26 percent shareholding for tribals in companies getting mining leases in their area.

Maoist aplogist Arundhati Roy might debunk non-violent assertion of rights but the Kondhs are saving Niyamgiri without firing a shot.

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the Church of England has sold its shares of Vedanta Resources saying it is not happy with the way the metal corporation treated tribals of Orissa