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Vedanta to go ahead with mining sacred Orissa hill [India]

Vedanta said on Tuesday it is going ahead with plans to mine a bauxite-rich hillside in Orissa considered sacred land by local tribals, and...said it shared "concerns" raised by some of its shareholders about the campaigns of two non-government organisations, ActionAid and Survival..."The Supreme Court, in its decision to approve the project has taken account of their views and the many benefits in terms of employment, education and healthcare, that the project will bring," the company said in a statement.

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