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#India – 11th Village rejects mining, Score Card- Niyamgiri – 11- Vedanta -0

Odisha: Eleventh Gram Sabha rejects Niyamgiri mining plan Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Report by Kishore Dash, Rayagada: Khambesi gram sabha in Rayagada district opposes mining in Niyamgiri. The eleventh Gram Sabha held at Khambesi village under Muniguda block in Rayagda… Continue Reading →

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 – 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 →

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 →

#India – Tribal affairs ministry `turning tables’ on SC order on Niyamgiri mining rights #WTFnews

    Nitin Sethi, TNN | Jun 4, 2013,   NEW DELHI: Despite the Supreme Court‘s order, the village councils, or gram sabhas of the Dongria Kondh tribals may not be able to decide upon their traditional and religious rights against the mining interests… 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 →

#India – Env Ministry recognises religious rights, pushes ecological concerns behind

Author(s): Kumar Sambhav S… Anupam Chakravartty Issue Date: 2013-6-15 Environment ministry recognises religious rights, pushes ecological concerns behind IN FEBRUARY, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) took many by surprise when it opposed a mining project in Odisha’s… Continue Reading →

Odisha- Gram sabha ball set to roll for Vedanta bid to mine at Niyamgiri Hills

Gram sabha ball set to roll Satyanarayan Pattnaik & Sandeep Mishra, TNN | Jun 1, 2013, 01.20 AM IST BHUBANESWAR/ KORAPUT: Adhering to the Supreme Court‘s order to conduct gram sabhas to decide the fate of Vedanta bid to mine bauxite at Niyamgiri hills,… Continue Reading →

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