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24 July 2005

Mines vs People: Sleeping with the Enemy [India]

Author: Minati Dash, Tehelka [India]

...the State has been consistently flouting democratic processes in the tribal areas of Rayageda district in south Orissa in favour of an alumina-mining venture...The project, Utkal Alumina International Limited (UAIL), is based in Kashipur, and it...

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1 October 2005

Notable Communications on Progress

Author: UN Global Compact

The policy on Communication on Progress (COP), introduced in 2003, was designed to increase transparency around Global Compact companies and their actions in support of the ten principles. Companies are asked to communicate publicly on their progress...

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8 November 2005

Companies linked with Burma

Author: Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions

Updated on Tuesday, November 08, 2005. This list is not exhaustive. We are ready to correct any factual errors which it may contain. As we receive information on further companies which are active in Burma we will approach them in the same way and,...

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1 April 2006
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1 April 2006
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Author: Les Missionaires Oblats de Marie Immaculée, Ethical Funds, Comité syndical national de retraite Bâtirente [Canada]

[proposition pour l'assemblée générale des actionnaires d'Alcan, 27 avril 2006] Attendu que, dans Kashipur, en Inde, Alcan est partenaire à 45% d'un important projet d'extraction de bauxite et de production d'alumine (UTKAL) que nécessitera l...

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1 April 2006

[PDF] The Utkal Project: Frequently-asked questions [Orissa, India]

Author: Alcan

Recent events demonstrate that the vast majority of local residents support the Utkal Project...The Utkal Project now also has a fully approved Rehabilitation and Resettlement Package(R&R). Utkal’s commitment is to develop a constructive dialogue...

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28 July 2006

Investors fly in to tap Orissa's mineral riches [India]

Author: Khozem Merchant, Financial Times

Naveen Patnaik, the chief minister of Orissa, says his officials have signed memoranda of understanding for investments totalling Rs2,000bn ($43bn). The memoranda should convert into blast furnaces, refineries and smelters over the next five to seven...

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1 October 2006

[PDF] Evaluation of The Rapid Environmental Impact Assessments - The Proposed Capacity Expansion of Bauxite Mines at Baphlimali Plateau Rayagada/Kalahandi District, Orissa - The Proposed Capacity Expansion of Utkal Refinery, Doraguhra, Rayagada...

Author: Mark Chernaik, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

..I evaluated the Rapid Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) submitted by Utkal Alumina International Limited (UAIL) [joint venture Hindalco (part of Aditya Birla) & Alcan] for...1) Proposed Capacity Expansion of Bauxite Mines...at Baphlimali...

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14 October 2006

[PDF] Release of IPT [Indian People's Tribunal] Report on Kashipur: An Enquiry into Mining and Human Rights Violations in Kashipur, Orissa

Author: Indian People's Tribunal on Environment & Human Rights

An eight member multidisciplinary panel of the Indian People’s Tribunal headed by Justice S. N. Bhargava (Former Chief Justice Sikkim High Court) enquired into alleged human rights and environment violations created by a bauxite-mining project...

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14 November 2006

Indian tobacco giant turns carbon philanthropist

Author: Keya Acharya, Panos Features

Environmentalists and international justice groups are voicing their concerns over proliferating tree plantations, as developing countries try to profit from a growing carbon trade. The India Tobacco Company claims to have stepped into the carbon...

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