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Double Dhamaka against Vedanta – Second Niyamgiri vote also a no to bauxite mining #goodnews

33 villagers unanimously oppose bauxite mining Second palli sabha in Niyamgiri deals double blow to Odisha government Author(s): Sayantan Bera [1] Issue Date: 2013-7-22 Kesarpadi residents cancel government’s settlement of community forest rights; unanimously reject Vedanta bauxite mining proposal District judge… Continue Reading →

Gobindpur Villagers stall Posco work

TNN | Jul 20, 2013, 11.47 AM IST KENDRAPADA: Villagers of Gobindpur in Dhinkia gram panchayat stalled trench digging work and damaged an excavator machine of a private company at the Posco site on Friday. They also attacked some staff of Utkal Manufacturing & Services Ltd… Continue Reading →

Bauxite mining: Tribal ministry objects to Odisha’s move against SC order

Priya Ranjan Sahu, Hindustan Times  Bhubaneswar, June 09, 2013 The Union ministry of tribal affairs (MoTA) has objected to the Odisha government’s decision to hold gram sabhas in only 12 villages of Niyamgiri hill slopes to decide the fate of bauxite… Continue Reading →

#India – Tribal affairs ministry `turning tables’ on SC order on Niyamgiri mining rights #WTFnews

    Nitin Sethi, TNN | Jun 4, 2013,   NEW DELHI: Despite the Supreme Court‘s order, the village councils, or gram sabhas of the Dongria Kondh tribals may not be able to decide upon their traditional and religious rights against the mining interests… Continue Reading →

#India – Tribals set to decide Vedanta project’s fate #forestrights

Nitin Sethi, TNN | May 14, 2013 The Supreme Court order has left it to the villagers to decide the fate of the Vedanta project, and the call revolves on whether the venture would affect their religious and other rights. NEW DELHI:… Continue Reading →

Tribal affairs ministry gets cracking on apex court’s order on Vedanta #goodnews

Author(s): Kumar Sambhav S… Issue Date: 2013-5-2 Odisha government gets a slew of orders to ensure the order is properly implemented The ministry of tribal affairs seems to have pulled up its socks to ensure the Supreme Court’s order in… Continue Reading →

Joint Statement Condemn Police Excesses in Lower Suktel Project area in Balangir, Odisha

      Scrap the Lower Suktel Dam project immediately       We, the undersigned, are anguished and appalled by the brutality and excesses of Orissa Police on peaceful demonstrators and concerned citizens near Magurbeda village of Balangir District… Continue Reading →

#India – Why are people opposing Lower Suktel Irrigation project in Odisha ?

  “O government! Open your ear and listen to us ,We do not need Suktel dam.”                    – writing on a wall in GS Dungripali, one of the villages that will be… Continue Reading →

#India – Report on Lower Suktel Project and People’s Protest

April 21, 2013 By Amitabh Patra Lower Suktel: Suktel is a tributary river of Mahanadi in Odisha, flowing in the districts of Bolangir & Sonepur. The state Govt. has been trying to build a dam named “Lower Suktel Irrigation Project… Continue Reading →

More bloodshed expected around POSCO Odisha Project

Residents are worried of further bloodshed if the POSCO Odisha [formerly known as Orissa] project continues Human rights activist Direhdra Panda (left) and human rights lawyer Chandranath Dani, both from India, protest in front of POSCO center��셲 main entrance in… Continue Reading →

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