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12 Jan 2009

The Hindu [India]

Tribals plan to stop Vedanta vehicles [India]

Members of the Niyamgiri Bachao Samity (NBS) on Sunday held a meeting…to plan their future plans to oppose mining [by Vedanta Resources] in the Niyamgiri hills in south Orissa. Around 1,000 delegates from villages to be affected by proposed mining…participated in the meeting…The legal stumbling blocks in the path of mining in the region have got removed. Yet the stiff opposition of the locals of around 104 tribal villages to be affected by this controversial mining project has prevented...mining...Since Nov 10 last year the tribals have not allowed [Vedanta] officials to enter the region...