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Odisha – Illegal mining’s ground zero

Author(s): Chitrangada Date:May 6, 2014 Rampant mining for over a decade is altering north Odisha’s Bonai forests, and spurring protests Over the past decade, fuelled by a commodity boom led by exports to China, the iron and manganese ore-rich forests of… Continue Reading →

#India – Violence against the state is tragic but it contains the seeds of rejection

Repression is no solution Gopal Subramanium Violence against the state is tragic but it contains the seeds of rejection. Only an inclusive approach that respects human rights can eliminate extremism Perhaps no other chain of events in the recent past… Continue Reading →

Supreme Court tells Centre to decide on POSCO’s mining license

Fri, 10 May 2013 By Newzfirst 5/10/13 New Delhi – The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the Orissa high court order which had quashed state government‘s petition to allot iron ore license to South Korean steel major POSCO in Khandadhar hills in… Continue Reading →

Govt drops land acquisition plan for #Vedanta steel project #goodnews

BS Reporter / Kolkata/ Bhubaneswar Dec 27, 2012, 00:07 IST The Odisha government has approved a proposal for withdrawal of land acquisition process for Sterlite Iron and Steel Company, a Vedanta group firm, which proposed to set up of a 5 million tonne steel plant in… Continue Reading →

Leases not renewed but deemed so, mining goes on

Debabrata Mohanty Posted online, Deccan Herald: Fri Nov 09 2012, Bhubaneswar : As in Goa, where the deemed extension of mining leases was at the heart of a mining scam, in Orissa too such deemed extension gave leaseholders an open season while… Continue Reading →

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