Mining Projects

  • Odisha govt to conduct Gram Sabhas to decide the fate of Vedanta 18-07-2013 08:50 AM

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government is set conduct Gram Sabhas in 12 villages of Kalahandi and Rayagada districts to decide fate of the proposed bauxite mining for Vedanta atop Niyamgiri Hills. The Gram Sabhas will be held in four phases within July 30. Vedanta will be allowed to mine in the...
  • SC order on Vedanta to impact all mining operations in India 18-04-2013 08:59 PM

    Vedanta Aluminium's plan to mine the bauxite-rich Niyamgiri mountains in Kalahandi district in Orissa suffered a major jolt after the the Supreme Court on Thursday said that consent must be taken from the Gram Sabha first. ...
  • Supreme Court allows legal mines to reopen in Karnataka 18-04-2013 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: In a huge relief for mining companies in Karnataka, the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed 118 legal mines to reopen in three districts after a gap of two years. It, however, also cancelled leases of all mine projects planned outside the sanctioned area of Karnataka's Bellary district. The...
  • Vedanta can mine in Odisha if Gram Sabha allows: SC 18-04-2013 10:45 AM

    New Delhi: Vedanta will be allowed to mine in the Niyamgiri Hills in Kalahandi district of Odisha only if the Gram Sabha allows, said the Supreme Court on Thursday, adding the final decision on the project would be taken by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in consultation with the...
  • SC verdict on Vedanta's Odisha mining project today 18-04-2013 07:45 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Thursday pronounce its verdict on whether Vedanta should be allowed to mine aluminium in the Niyamgiri Hills in Kalahandi district of Odisha or not. In 2008, the Supreme Court gave phase 2 clearance to Vedanta to mine at Niyamgiri but after Congress vice...
  • Tribals beat up TDP MLA in Visakhapatnam 11-05-2011 11:06 AM

    Angry villagers beat up S Soma when he seemed to be pushing the case for a mining project. ...
  • Volte-face: Vedanta's opposer turns soft 29-08-2010 08:33 AM

    Bhubaneswar : In a shocking volte-face, the most vocal tribal voice against the Vedanta project in Niyamgiri hills of Orissa, is now its brand ambassador - Jitu Jakesika is now trying to convince tribals on the benefits of the mining project. Twenty-two-year-old Jitu Jakesika belonging to the Dongoria tribe...
  • Vedanta mining project in Orissa rejected 24-08-2010 12:30 PM

    New Delhi: The fate of the controversial Vedanta bauxite mining project in Orissa has been sealed with Environment Ministry rejecting the project, saying forest laws have been violated. While rejecting the project Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said that Vedanta Resources had seriously violated some regulations and the decision...
  • Mayawati buys peace by upping farmer pay-out 17-08-2010 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: In the face of the criticism in Parliament and protest from farmers, the Mayawati government on Tuesday decided to hike the compensation to the farmers by 20 per cent at Rs 570 per square metre. A team of top state officials led by state cabinet secretary Sashankh Sekhar...
  • Govt panel slams Vedanta project, terms it illegal 17-08-2010 10:46 AM

    New Delhi: Vedanta Resources' $ 1.7 billion bauxite mining project in Orissa's Niyamgiri hills is illegal and must be shut down, says an expert panel set up by the environment ministry. The project will not be allowed unless the local tribal communities give their consent and village councils agree to...
  • Government panel nixes Vedanta's Orissa project 17-08-2010 09:22 AM

    New Delhi: Vedanta Resources' bauxite mining project in Orissa's Niyamgiri hills will not be allowed unless the local tribal communities give their consent and village councils agree to the use of forest land for the project, a government panel said on Monday. The panel, investigating violations of the Forest Rights...
  • Village vs corporate in Orissa 12-04-2007 09:30 AM

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