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19 July 2011

Orissa high court rejects Vedanta refinery expansion

Author: Amnesty Intl.

The High Court of Orissa…upheld the Indian government's decision…to reject Vedanta Aluminium's plans for the…expansion of the Lanjigarh refinery, finding that the project violated the country's environmental laws. Vedanta Aluminium challenged the...

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8 March 2011

Orissa bats for Vedanta refinery [India]

Author: Sandeep Mishra, The Times of India

The Orissa government…moved Supreme Court challenging the Centre's decision to disallow bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri Hills for Vedanta's…alumina refinery... The state government's move came six months after Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh...

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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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25 August 2010

Interview:Vedanta won't abandon India's Niyamgiri mining project

Author: Prasenjit Bhattacharya, Dow Jones Newswires

Orissa Mining Corp., a provincial government entity that holds the mining lease for the controversial Niyamgiri Hills and state government of Orissa are planning to challenge in court the federal government decision to block Vedanta Resources Plc's...

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24 August 2010

Indian government rejection of Vedanta bauxite mine a 'landmark victory' for indigenous rights

Author: Amnesty International

Amnesty International today described the Indian government’s decision to reject the bauxite mine project in Orissa’s Niyamgiri Hills as a landmark victory for the human rights of Indigenous communities. India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests...

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9 February 2010
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Author: Amnesty International

Les autorités indiennes ont donné aux populations locales de l'État d'Orissa des informations très insuffisantes ou trompeuses sur les répercussions que pourraient avoir les projets d'extension d'une raffinerie d'alumine et d'ouverture d'une mine de...

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9 February 2010

[PDF] Don't mine us out of existence [India]

Author: Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s findings – described in the subsequent chapters of this report - clearly demonstrate that the refinery expansion and mining project have serious implications for the human rights of local communities, including their rights to...

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11 November 2009

Nod for Niyamgiri mines likely soon [India]

Author: Dilip Kumar Jha, Business Standard [India]

State-owned Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC) is likely to get final approval from the Union ministry of environment and forests...this month for the much-discussed Niyamgiri hill mining project...in Kalahandi district for supplying bauxite to the...

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21 September 2009

The Earth Is Rumbling [India]

Author: Anuradha Raman, Outlook [India]

For the last one year, the Niyamgiri hills in Kalahandi district of southwestern Orissa have been reverberating with protests and demonstrations. The tribals of the area...are taking on Vedanta, a UK-based mining major that has acquired a licence from...

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