Bhubaneswar: The report on the 12 Gram Sabhas over the extraction of Bauxite from Niyamgiri hills has been sent to the centre. The report will be submitted at the Supreme Court.

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Odisha has 1.8 billion tonne of bauxite reserve which is nearly 55 per cent of the country's deposit.

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.

After a unanimous rejection of the proposal to mine bauxite in the Niyamgiri hills by gram sabhas in the Rayagada and Kalahandi districts, the Orissa government is examining the option of providing

ब्रिटिश कंपनी वेदांता की नियमगिरी के जंगलों में खनन करने की परियोजना को तगड़ा झटका लगा है। स्था नीय डोंगरिया कोंध आदिवासियों की 12वीं और अंतिम ग्राम सभा ने नियमगिरी के जंगलों में खनन की इजाजत देने

Quick step by govt to provide alternate source only hope for Lanjigarh refinery

The 12-0 drubbing in gram sabhas held to seek a referendum on bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills has pushed into uncertainty the fate of Rs 5,000 crore one million tonne refinery of Vedanta Aluminium (VAL) at Lanjigarh, which is struggling to stay in operation by sourcing bauxite from different places outside Odisha.

Tribals in all the 11 villages of Rayagada and Kalahandi districts, where gram sabhas were held earlier, have voted against the mining project