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Interview-Vedanta says India bauxite mine will benefit poor

The chief executive of the mining group Vedanta Resources...said a planned bauxite mine in India would benefit thousands of poor tribespeople, rejecting complaints by rights groups...Mehta said...company planned to mine less than one percent of the mountain range, to produce one million tonnes of alumina annually..."Some notions people have is that the whole hill will be destroyed," Mehta said. "Those are misguided and misinformed notions."...The company says it has invested $22 million in development, providing nutrition to children and infrastructure projects.

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