Has government weakened its case against Vedanta?

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Stand taken by environment ministry in Supreme Court affidavit gives opponents chance to press for mining in Niyamgiri hills

Last week the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court in the ongoing Vedanta case, saying the government and not the tribals and forest dwellers will have the final say in diversion of forestland for mining projects. Though the affidavit reiterated that Vedanta would not be allowed to undertake bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, it may have weakened the government’s case against global mining and metals giant Vedanta.

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