Niyamgiri Hills

  • Rahul Gandhi to meet Niyamgiri tribals in September August 29, 2013

    With all 12 Gram Sabhas of tribals having rejected the proposal for bauxite mining in Odisha's Niyamgiri hills, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi planned to meet them next month to celebrate their victory. Gandhi will attend public rallies in the two districts of Rayagada and Kalahandi which the Niyamgiri hills span, during...
  • Fair growth, fair business August 28, 2013

    Village councils in the Niyamgiri Hills of Odisha have last week voted decisively against mining in their area and decided the fate of billions of dollars in investment. With this, activists, policy makers and business leaders alike are confronted with a paradox that may well define our times. On one side...
  • Odisha: Gram sabhas say no to Vedanta aluminium refinery August 19, 2013

    Bhubaneshwar: In a huge blow to Vedanta Resources Plc's in Odisha, all the gram sabhas have voted against its Rs 50,000crore aluminium refinery project in the Niyamgiri hills of the state. Tribals in all the 12 gram sabhas held in Rayagada and Kalahandi districts have voted against Vedanta's mining project. They...
  • Odisha govt to conduct Gram Sabhas to decide the fate of Vedanta July 18, 2013

    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 April 18, 2013

    Vedanta Aluminium's plan to mine the bauxiterich 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. ...
  • Vedanta can mine in Odisha if Gram Sabha allows: SC April 18, 2013

    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...
  • Volteface: Vedanta's opposer turns soft August 29, 2010

    Bhubaneswar : In a shocking volteface, 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. Twentytwoyearold Jitu Jakesika belonging to the Dongoria tribe of...