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#India- Environment ministry denies forest clearance to Vedanta #goodnews

18 FEB, 2013, 04.47AM IST, ET BUREAU Forest clearance to mine the hills for bauxite for the plant was to follow, but was denied during former environment minister Jairam Ramesh’s tenure. NEW DELHI: The environment ministry has defended in the Supreme Court its… Continue Reading →

Forest land cannot be diverted for #Vedanta project, says India #goodnews

New Delhi, February 16, 2013   J. Venkatesan, The Hindu Justifying the cancellation of the environmental clearance granted to Vedanta for the Lanjigarh Bauxite mining project in Odisha, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on Friday said that forest land… Continue Reading →

Protest at Vedanta headquarters

HASAN SUROOR, The Hindu The HinduProtesters from ‘Foil Vedanta’ and several other campaign groups carried banners highlighting the tribals’ concerns over the environmental threat from Vedanta’s mining activities. Rights activists on Friday held a noisy protest outside the London headquarters… Continue Reading →

Faking Happiness- Vedanta Khushi vs Vedanta ki Vedana #socialmedia #CSR

Corporate mining giant  Vedanta has been violating the human rights of tribals in Odisha for  many  years now. The Dongria Kondhs, a primitive tribe, has been forced to relinquish their rights over their homeland, and cultural and livelihood resources to accommodate… Continue Reading →

UK- acknowledges unethical practices of Indian-owned Vedanta Resources

  Vedanta Resources Plc   Posted in Parliament Early Day Motions   That this House notes the unethical practices of Indian-owned Vedanta Resources and its subsidiaries, including the destruction of the homes, culture and livelihood of the Kond Adivasi tribal… Continue Reading →

Vedanta-Mining Company’s PR Campaign Backfires in India #FakingHappiness

By Chandrahas Choudhury Apr 25, 2012, Bloomberg   On a recent visit to Bhubaneswar, the capital of the large eastern state of Odisha, I found the airport plastered with advertisements and slogans expressing the nurturing, socially conscious side — caring… Continue Reading →

The sacred mountain And why tribals are willing to die for it

Natives of Niyamgiri feel that the police is acting as an agent of the Vedanta group, playing dirty tricks to help the company go ahead with its plans to mine bauxite from the sacred hills Bibhuti Pati Lanjigarh (Odisha), Tehelka… Continue Reading →

Vedanta not ” Creating Happiness ” but pollution causing diseases in Niyamgiri Hills

Dear friends,“I went to the Niyamgiri  Hills   in Odisha , after a gap, and people drew my attention to the growing skin disease on children adults, men and women.” says Girdhari Patra. The villagers say that this is happening… Continue Reading →

Profiteer Vedanta will destroy tribals and spawn Maoists

ETHICS & POWER RAM JETHMALANI– in Sunday Guardian A woman from the Dongria Kondh tribe watches a gathering near the Niyamgiri hills to protest against plans by Vedanta Resources to mine bauxite from that mountain near Lanjigarh in Orissa on… Continue Reading →

Vedanta’s PR campaign backfires as Bollywood celebs pull out

A bid by British mining giant Vedanta Resources to repair its tarnished international reputation has backfired after two major Bollywood celebrities withdrew from a film competition supposed to show the ‘happiness’ the company creates. Renowned filmmaker Shyam Benegal and Bollywood… Continue Reading →

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