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Press Release: Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti Declares Holding of Gram Sabhas

Press Release  Odisha Government in Violation of Supreme Court Judgement Starts Process of Gram Sabha in Serakpadi Village in Niyamgiri  Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti Declares Holding of Gram Sabhas in more than 100 Villages in the Vicinity as per Supreme Court Order … Continue Reading →

#India – Vedanta to revive lanjigarh by import from Indonesia, Tanzania, and Australia

Jayajit Dash  |  Bhubaneswar  June 19, 2013 ,BS   Imports to revive Vedanta‘s Lanjigarh refinery  After exhausting its options to source bauxite from the domestic market, Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) is mulling importing the raw material to resume operations at its Lanjigarh refinery. The one-million… Continue Reading →

Vedanta’s #CSR : Resettlement ‘prison’ and false arrests at Lanjigarh #WTFnews

18th June, 2013.  This report comes direct from members of the Foil Vedanta team on the ground in Niyamgiri: Vedanta’s resettlment colony at Lanjigarh with Niyamgiri Vedanta Raj- Age of New License Raj and Draconian Policing On 7th June 2013,… Continue Reading →

#India – The Niyamgiri warrior against Vedanta – Sanjay Parikh #mustread

Aparna Kalra  |  New Delhi  June 15, 2013  BS Though his case files are stacked across four rooms, Sanjay Parikh, the lawyer who thrust a spoke into India-focused miner Vedanta Resources‘ plans, has ensured each is marked neatly. “This is the Kalahandi case…… Continue Reading →

Criticised, Odisha weighs expanding scope of locals in deciding Vedanta fate #goodnews

 BS Reporter  |  Bhubaneswar  June 14, 201 Faced with flak from the ministry of tribal affairs (MoTA) and activists from Niyamgiri for its decision to limit gram sabhas to just 12 villages,Odisha is mulling legal opinion over the possibility of expanding the scope of such meetings. “We are… Continue Reading →

Dongaria and Kutia Kondh leaders seek Governor’s intervention

BHUBANESWAR, June 13, 2013 Special Correspondent, The Hindu A group of Dongaria and Kutia Kondh leaders from Niyamgiri area on Wednesday sought the intervention of Governor S.C. Jamir to save them from the ‘mischief’ that the ST and SC Department of… Continue Reading →

Odisha Government diluting apex court order: petitioner #Niyamgiri #Vedanta

BHUBANESWAR, June 11, 2013 Staff Reporter, The Hindu  St ate government continues to face widespread criticism over selection 12 villages for conducting of gram sabhas that would decide fate of bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hill. Prafulla Samantra, an original petitioner of… Continue Reading →

Bauxite mining: Tribal ministry objects to Odisha’s move against SC order

Priya Ranjan Sahu, Hindustan Times  Bhubaneswar, June 09, 2013 The Union ministry of tribal affairs (MoTA) has objected to the Odisha government’s decision to hold gram sabhas in only 12 villages of Niyamgiri hill slopes to decide the fate of bauxite… Continue Reading →

Odisha Govt tries every trick in the book with SC Niyamgiri verdict #mustshare

This is the latest information on the state’s manipulation of the Supreme Court’s verdict giving the decision on Vedanta‘s mine to the Dongria and Kutia Kond inhabitants of Niyamgiri. After six weeks delay the process has finally been initiated by… Continue Reading →

India – Grain bank movement is saving farmers from starvation in Odisha

An Insurance Against Hunger The grain bank movement is saving farmers from starvation and the cycle of debt and desperation BABA UMAR, Tehelka May 31, 2013 Illustration: Vikram Nongmaithem NOT MANY summers ago, only tamarind seeds, wild berries and mango kernels stood… Continue Reading →

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