Bharat Aluminium (part of Vedanta Resources)

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1 September 2010

[PDF] Contesting Women’s Rights Within the Political Economy of Mining in India

Author: Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children & Samata

...The current report tries to present what the mining industry and mining economy mean to the...women who are...affected by mining and its subsidiary activities. It gives a glimpse into the struggles of such women campaigning against this...

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1 July 2010

EIRIS publishes best practice recommendations for Vedanta to address investor concerns over alleged human rights impacts in India

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1 July 2010

Protest at Vedanta annual meeting against plan to mine India hills allegedly sacred to indigenous tribe - firm says tribe supports mine

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1 July 2010

[PDF] Improving Vedanta Resources’ governance of responsible business practices

Author: EIRIS

Vedanta Resources…has come under international scrutiny for its plans for a bauxite mine and the expansion of its Lanjigarh alumina refinery…The UN protect, respect and remedy framework makes clear that companies have the responsibility to respect...

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8 June 2010

Bhopal gas tragedy verdict raises issue of corporate ethics

Author: Shai Venkatraman, NDTV

Post the Bhopal verdict, corporate accountability is now under the scanner like never before…[T]here is widespread outrage that the company responsible for the world's worst industrial disaster got away. Except for India Inc which has stayed largely...

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12 January 2010

3 Chinese arrested over factory accident in India

Author: Ashok Sharma, AP

Three Chinese engineers have been arrested and charged in the deaths of 40 factory workers killed when a chimney collapsed at the power plant they were building in central India… The power plant, owned by Bharat Aluminum, or BALCO [part of Vedanta...

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5 January 2010

Manslaughter charges filed in India chimney case [India]

Author: Agence France-Presse

Indian police have filed manslaughter charges against three local managers of the Britain-based Vedanta mining group in connection with an industrial chimney collapse that killed 40 workers...Ratan Lal Dangi, police chief of Korba district where the...

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17 November 2009

Vedanta employees charged after India chimney collapse

Author: Kathryn Hopkins, Guardian [UK]

Three officials at a subsidiary of the mining company Vedanta Resources have been arrested in India following the collapse of a chimney in one of its power stations which killed 41 people. The incident occurred in September at Vedanta's Bharat...

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27 September 2009

Rs.1 lakh for kin of Jharkhand labourers killed at Balco [India]

Author: Indo-Asian News Service [IANS]

Jharkhand Governor...announced compensation of Rs.1 lakh for the kin of each of those labourers from the state who were killed in a Balco power plant in Chhattisgarh last week. Around 50 labourers...were killed when an under-construction chimney...

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25 September 2009

Vedanta under scrutiny as 100 feared dead at aluminium plant [India]

Author: Alistair Dawber, Independent [UK]

The safety policies of...Vedanta Resources are set to come under scrutiny after an accident at one of its sites in India killed as many as 100 people on Wednesday... The death toll is expected to rise after a chimney collapsed at an aluminium plant ...

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