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Mining industry Supreme Court had ruled in April 2013 that the Vedanta Group’s bauxite mining project in the Niyamgiri hills will have to get clearance from the gram sabhas

BHAWANIPATNA: Green activists have raised their voice against the move by the State Government, which has recently filed an interlocutory application in the Supreme Court, seeking fresh ‘palli sabh

BHUBANESWAR: As steel making industries of Odisha are facing acute shortage of raw materials, the State Government on Tuesday asked Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) to fast track operations and prod

The bauxite mining project had suffered a jolt two years ago, after all 12 gram sabhas held in and around the Niyamgiri hill range voted unanimously against it

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Wednesday decided to put mining and transportation of mineral activities under satellite surveillance to maintain transparency in the mining sector.

The Odisha government is contemplating to revive its proposed mining project at Niyamgiri Hills and hold Gram Sabha in the area again, state government officials said.

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government hasn't quite relinquished its right to mine the controversial Niyamgiri bauxite deposit, originally identified to supply ore to Vedanta Resources' nearby alumina

Tribal organisations like Niyamgiri Suraksha Samity (NSS) and Lok Sangram Manch (LSM) are opposed to efforts of the Odisha government to start bauxite mining from Karlapat mines to save alumina ref

PMO's intervention comes against the backdrop of the steel major temporarily dropping plans to set up a 12-mtpa integrated steel plant in Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha

The committee is chaired by development commissioner with secretaries of steel & mines and industries departments as members