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

Author: Amnesty International, Published on: 9 February 2010

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 water, food, health, work and an adequate standard of living. Local communities have received little or no accurate information on the refinery, its proposed expansion or the mining project. Processes to assess the impact of the projects on local communities have been wholly inadequate…The companies involved in the mine and refinery projects have ignored community concerns, breached state and national regulatory frameworks and failed to adhere to accepted international standards and principles in relation to the human rights impact of business...The mining project will be located on the traditional lands of the Dongria Kondh, an Indigenous community, which is considered endangered. [refers to Vedanta Resources, Sterlite Industries India, Vedanta Aluminium, Orissa Mining, South-west Orissa Bauxite Mining Corporation (joint venture Sterlite India & Orissa Mining)]

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Related companies: Orissa Mining Vedanta Resources