BankTrack – Bauxite mine Niyamgiri Hills

Oct 18, 2016 ... On October 5th, 2004 an official agreement was signed between the Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC) and Sterlite Industries, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources plc, for the purpose of mining of bauxite reserves at at the foot of the Niyamgiri mountain, near the town of Lanjigarh. The mining operation will...

Bauxite mine Niyamgiri Hills - BankTrack

Oct 18, 2016 ... The mining operation will have massive negative affects on the Dongria Kondh, one of India's most isolated tribes. The company is planning to mine over 1 million tonnes of bauxite a year from reserves within Niyamgiri mountain. Official studies have indicated that this is likely to lead to massive.

Niyamgiri-Vedanta Bauxite Mining, India | EJAtlas

Apr 25, 2017 ... Adivasi communities in Orissa push back one of the world mining giants in an historical struggle. In 2017, Prafulla Samantara, one of the social activists in the area and born in a family of farmers, was granted the Goldman Environmental Prize.

How Bauxite Mining Is Affecting The Niyamgiri Tribe In Odisha

Apr 26, 2016 ... In 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that Vedanta's bauxite mining project in Niyamgiri hills should have the consent of gram sabhas. Odisha Government identified 12 out of 105 villages which would get directly impacted by the open-pit mining. In what is known as the country's first environmental referendum,...

Vedanta bags 2 Odisha bauxite mines - The Economic Times

Jan 28, 2018 ... Vedanta was involved in a joint venture with the Odisha Mining Corporation Ltd (OMCL), a stateowned company, to develop a bauxite mine in the Niyamgiri hills and supply material to the conglomerate's nearby alumina refinery. But since 2013, the company has been hamstrung as local villages voted...

India's rejection of Vedanta's bauxite mine is a victory for tribal rights ...

Jan 14, 2014 ... Indian tribal girls watch rituals in the Niyamgiri hills. India has refused Vedanta Resources permission to mine bauxite in the area. Photograph: Biswaranjan Rout/AP. India's decision to reject a London miner's request to mine bauxite on tribal land marks a major victory for human rights in the country. For too...

Vedanta : Bauxite Mine and Aluminium refinery in Orissa, India ...

Since April 1997, Vedanta Resources has had plans for a bauxite mine at the foot of the Niyamgiri Hills in Orissa, India, to more easily supply its nearby aluminium refinery at Lanjigarh with raw materials.[1]. Until now, Vedanta has obtained its bauxite mostly from illegally-operated mines. The plan for the bauxite mine...

Odisha looks to revive bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills - Reuters India

Oct 28, 2015 ... Odisha is seeking to revive a controversial plan to mine for bauxite in the Niyamgiri hills, a lushly forested area that the Dongria Kondh tribe considers sacred, a minister said on Wednesday.

Tribal Claims Against the Vedanta Bauxite Mine in Niyamgiri, India

Dr Shelley Marshall. MonaSh UniverSity. Dr Samantha Balaton-Chrimes. Deakin UniverSity. Tribal Claims Against the Vedanta. Bauxite Mine in Niyamgiri, India. What Role Did the UK OECD National Contact Point Play in Instigating Free, Prior and Informed Consent? NON-JUDICIAL REDRESS MECHANISMS REPORT...

India's Supreme Court Rejects Bauxite Mining in Odisha's Niyamgiri ...

Apr 4, 2016 ... India's Supreme Court ruled on Friday that it could not issue an order for bauxite mining to begin in Odisha without getting input from local governments and other stakeholders in the area. The court required that the Odisha Mining Corporation add the fourteen gram sabhas (local councils) that objected to...

The Dongria Kondh win the battle against bauxite mining in the ...

Aug 2, 2013 ... by Joan Martinez-Alier and Leah Temper. On 31st July 2013 in New Delhi drums and banners in front of Odisha House celebrated the success achieved by the tiny Dongria Kondh hamlets in the Niyamgiri Hill which, one after the other had openly expressed in the last days of July 2013 their refusal of open...

Claiming Niyamgiri: the Dongria Kondh's Struggle against Vedanta ...

Mining for bauxite on top of the hills will cause the streams, the underground water resources and the Vamshadhara and Nagarbali rivers to dry up. The Dongria Kondh, terribly dependent on these water resources, will also lose their sole source of sustenance. It is interesting to note that Vedanta...

Niyamgiri | Foil Vedanta

Sep 6, 2017 ... The most worrying factor us that the government is conspiring to snatch the livelihood of tribals by leasing out the hills to Vedanta for bauxite mining. Niyamgiri Padyatra 2016 The procession aimed at gaining public support against alleged anti-tribal activities of the government. It also aimed at urging the...

Govt rejects Vedanta's Niyamgiri mining project | Business Line

Jan 12, 2014 ... In a major setback to Anil Agarwal-promoted Vedanta Resources, the Ministry of Environment and Forests has turned down its proposal for bauxite mining at Niyamgiri hills in Odisha. Vedanta wanted to mine bauxite from Niyamgiri to feed its Rs. 5,000-crore Lanjigarh alumina refinery in Odisha. “We have...

Mining At Any Cost: The Odisha Government's Continued Dismissal ...

May 16, 2016 ... This February, the Odisha government moved the Supreme Court asking that it annul the 2013 gram sabha resolutions through which 12 villages in the Kalahandi and Rayagada districts opposed bauxite mining in the densely forested Niyamgiri mountain range. It urged the court to set aside the denial of...

Odisha Mining Corporation to move NGT for fresh bid on Niyamgiri ...

Nov 7, 2016 ... State-run mining company Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) is making a renewed attempt to mine bauxite on top of the Niyamgiri hill range, a proposal that was nixed by local tribals in 2013. OMC is gearing up to file a fresh plea with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) after getting the go-ahead from the...

Tribal Claims Against the Vedanta Bauxite Mine in Niyamgiri, India

Electronic copy available at: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2878211. Dr Shelley Marshall. MonaSh UniverSity. Dr Samantha Balaton-Chrimes. Deakin UniverSity. Tribal Claims Against the Vedanta. Bauxite Mine in Niyamgiri, India. What Role Did the UK OECD National Contact Point Play in Instigating Free, Prior and Informed...

In Odisha's Niyamgiri hills, Adivasis are caught between the state ...

May 22, 2017 ... But Sikaka and the Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti he leads are well known in India and abroad for their non-violent struggle against the multinational mining conglomerate Vedanta's plan to mine their hills. Spread across Rayagada and Kalahandi districts of Odisha, the Niyamgiri hills are rich in bauxite, the...

bauxite resources of orissa - Odisha Minerals, Department of Steel ...

rapid development in the global scenario.Following the proving of bauxite reserves in. Panchpatmali, National Aluminium Company Limited, a company fully owned by Govt. of India has developed a mechanized opencast mine for an annual production of 2.4 million tonnes. Besides the bauxite deposits explored during...

Indian tribe in new court fight to save sacred mountain - The Telegraph

Mar 26, 2016 ... But now, just three years later, the future of the tribe has been placed back into jeopardy after the Orissa state government launched a yet another request to dig up the tribe's sacred Niyamgiri mountain and turn it into a bauxite mine. A copy of the petition seen by the Sunday Telegraph calls for the Dongria's...

Vedanta to get bauxite from Kodingamal mines: Minister- The New ...

Aug 17, 2016 ... The company is running its refinery at Lanjigarh by importing bauxite from states like Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra since its inception. Vedanta has been pleading for alternative bauxite mines after the Ministry of Environment and Forest rejected mining activities at Niyamgiri hills.

Undermining Human Rights in the Name of Development | HuffPost

Vedanta has received unconditional support from the State of Orissa, to start an open pit bauxite mine in Niyamgiri Mountain. It has also been given the green light from the Supreme Court of India. However the Court has left the final decision with the Ministry of Environments and Forests. The minister, Jairam Ramesh, has...

A Case Study on Vedanta Alumina Ltd (VAL) Orissa ... - De Gruyter

Apr 28, 2017 ... bauxite mining in Niyamgiri and issued a show cause notice under Environment protection act in 2010 for undertaking construction activity without obtaining environmental clearance for its alumina expansion project at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district in Orissa. This case illustrates how a decentralized policy...

First Gram Sabha held in Niyamgiri, mining opposed | Tehelka ...

Rayagada (Odisha), 18 Jul (PTI): The tribal residents at the first Gram Sabha in Odisha's Rayagada district today opposed the bauxite mining at Niyamgiri Hills for Vedanta's refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district. “The villagers are opposed the bauxite mining at Niyamgiri Hills. They fear adverse impact of mining on their...

Mining at Niyamgiri hills: Battle takes new turn - Rediff.com Business

Mar 3, 2016 ... when asked about the current status of mining in and around the Niyamgiri Hills. Tribal organisations and the Dongria Kondhs, who consider the Niyamgiri Hills sacred, have been locked in a battle since 2013 over the Anil Agarwal-owned Vedanta Resources' plans to mine bauxite from the ecologically...

Prafulla Samantara - Goldman Environmental Foundation : Goldman ...

Apr 24, 2017 ... In October 2004, the Odisha State Mining Company (OMC) signed an agreement with UK-based Vedanta Resources to mine bauxite, an aluminum ore, in the Niyamgiri Hills. The massive, open-pit mine would destroy 1,660 acres of untouched forestland in order to extract more than 70 million tons of...

The Man Who Stopped the Mine. Q&A with Prafulla Samantara ...

Apr 24, 2017 ... When British corporation Vedanta Resources needed aluminum, it set its sights on eastern India's Niyamgiri Hills. The $2 billion project sought to extract 70 million tons of bauxite, an ore used to make aluminum. It would have destroyed more than 1,600 acres of forest, polluted a critical water source, and...

In India, local people bear the cost of high-profit mining ventures

Nov 9, 2016 ... The people who live on the Niyamgiri mountain have tried to say no to mining. But the government is not listening. .... India has deposits of bauxite, used to make aluminium, in the mountains in some of its poorest states: Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. They are also significant tribal areas of the...

report of the four member committee for investigation into the ...

REPORT OF THE FOUR MEMBER COMMITTEE FOR. INVESTIGATION INTO THE PROPOSAL SUBMITTED. BY THE ORISSA MINING COMPANY FOR BAUXITE. MINING IN NIYAMGIRI. August 16, 2010 by. Dr N C Saxena. Dr S Parasuraman. Dr Promode Kant. Dr Amita Baviskar. Submitted to the. Ministry of Environment...

Vedanta Company Gets Proxy Mining Licence In Odisha ...

Jan 17, 2017 ... Prior to such granting of lease of mining bauxite in Kodinga hill, several sponsored stories were coming in mainstream media about difficulties of Vedanta Co. of not getting sufficient bauxite for its Lanjigada alumina plant and Jharshuguda Aluminium plant both in Odisha. Vedanta's Niyamgiri mining project...

Mining in the Niyamgiri Hills and Tribal Rights - jstor

COMMENTARY. Mining in the Niyamgiri Hills and Tribal Rights. GEETANJOY. SAHU. The. Orissa gover agreement with. Alumina to allow bauxite deposits hills, the home. Kondha tribe, is how corporate i by state support tribal livelihood an ecologically r important regio. Geetanjoy. Sahu. {geet the. Institute for. Soci.

India: Landmark Supreme Court ruling a great victory for indigenous ...

Apr 18, 2013 ... Today's ruling by India's Supreme Court that the Indigenous (Adivasi) communities will have the final decision on plans for a bauxite mine by a subsidiary of UK-based Vedanta Resources in the Niyamgiri hills of Orissa is a landmark victory in recognizing indigenous rights in India, Amnesty International...

Orissa Mining Corporation Ltd vs Ministry Of Environment & Forest ...

Apr 18, 2013 ... CEC had, however, objected to the grant of clearance sought by Vedanta on the ground that the Refinery would be totally dependent on mining of bauxite from Niyamgiri Hills, Lanjigarh, which was the only vital wildlife habitat, part of which constituted elephant corridor and also on the ground that the said...

Bauxite - India Environment Portal | News, reports, documents, blogs ...

KANNUR: The move to get green signal for bauxite mining at Kadaladippara in Kasaragod district faced a huge setback following the stiff opposition from the ... year to reopen tribal sabhas' rejection of state mining corporation plan In a perhaps final attempt to revive bauxite mining atop the ecologically fragile Niyamgiri hills,.

How Vedanta's mine hope rests on 12 tribal villages - BBC News

In a remote village in the eastern Indian state of Orissa tribespeople have gathered under hastily erected sheds to decide whether to allow mining group Vedanta to extract bauxite from the earth. Vedanta, owned by Indian businessman Anil Agarwal, wants to extract bauxite from the 92 sq miles (240 sq km) Niyamgiri hill...

Vedanta- Niyamgiri Mining issue - SlideShare

Feb 24, 2014 ... Vedanta Alumina Limited, a subsidiary of M/S Sterlite Industries (India) Limited is going to mine bauxite deposit from the Niyamgiri hills jointly with Orissa Mining Corporation Limited (OMC) as per the lease agreement signed in between VAL (Vedanta Alumina Ltd.) and Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC) in...

Victory in India! – The Tribes of Orissa Conquer British Mining Giant ...

Jan 29, 2011 ... After 13 years of continuous battle, the people's movements to save the Niyamgiri hills from bauxite mining have won their land and livelihood back from the jaws of extinction. Niyamgiri is one of a series of threatened bauxite capped mountains in Orissa. On August 21st 2010 a review of the Vedanta mining...

The god of the mountain and Godavarman: Net Present Value ...

Decision-making documents in the Supreme Court and in one specific case of a bauxite mining conflict involving Vedanta in the Niyamgiri hills are studied to come to conclusions about how economic valuation of forests has moved through the political process. We argue that establishing NPV for forests is neither conducive...

Conference Abstracts — madhuri karak

Despite its capacious vision, the FRA's narrowed praxis is related to and reinforced by the state's predatory land acquisition impetus for bauxite mining in Niyamgiri. Forest livelihoods, even when protected by progressive laws, are especially vulnerable in resource frontiers. By narrowing the scope of the FRA to individuals in...

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Tribe takes on global mining firm

Jul 17, 2008 ... It's a vast sprawling site right at the foot of Niyamgiri hill. A tangle of pipes, silos and vast processing towers cover around six square kilometres (3.75 miles). The refinery is losing money. The Orissa government promised Vedanta access to the bauxite in the hills. However mining can't begin until India's...

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