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Dongria Kondh tribe of India resist powerful mining company

Joanna Eede

20th November 2013

India’s Dongria Kondh tribe have rejected plans by mining giant Vedanta Resources for an open-pit bauxite mine in their sacred Niyamgiri Hills. Although the decision is not yet final, the case has been hailed as an unprecedented triumph for tribal rights ... more...
Amit Jethwa

Indian activists risk death to expose illegal logging, pollution and mining

Ambika Hiranandani and Tom Levitt

14th December, 2010

The recent death of Indian environmentalist Amit Jethva was the latest in a growing number of disturbing incidents of brutality and violence against activists, report Ambika Hiranandani and Tom Levitt more...
17 year old, Almay (3rd from right) dances with other tribal girls during the mass worship in Ijurupa village near Vedanta refinary in Orrisa. Indigenous communities conduct the worship, which is an annual feature, in their respective states, but this yea

News special: Vedanta victory masks threats to indigenous people

Emily Shelton

6th October, 2010

Following the landmark decision by the Indian government to prevent Vedanta from mining on tribal land, the Ecologist reports on the other tribes - including the Penan in Sarawak and the Guarani in Brazil - facing similar threats but being ignored by the media more...
Tribal women gather to protest and listen to speeches at Bijepur at a rally organised by the Adim Adhikar Surakshya Manch (a group to protect tribal groups) against the Vedanta plant. Stuart Freedman/ ActionAid

Vedanta ‘in total contempt of the law’ says Indian government

Ecologist

17th August, 2010

Damning Indian government report says British-owned mining company’s plans should be blocked, as two local tribal campaigners are abducted more...
Labourers remove boulders from the landscape to make a road surface for the Vedanta plant in Lanjhigargh. In doing so they are causing irrepairable damage to the landscape. Stuart Freedman/ActionAid

Church sells stake in controversial mining company, Vedanta

Ecologist

5th February, 2010

The Church of England has dealt a significant blow to Vedanta Resources plc by pulling £3.75 million worth of investments from the company on ethical grounds more...
Guardian Environment Network

Church mission to Vedanta site in India

Kathryn Hopkins

16th October, 2009

Archbishop questions Church's investment in mining firm that plans to build on site revered by indigenous tribe more...
Tribal women gather to protest and listen to speeches at Bijepur at a rally organised by the Adim Adhikar Surakshya Manch (a group to protect tribal groups) against the Vedanta plant. Stuart Freedman/ ActionAid

Vedanta told to 'change behaviour' by UK Government

Ecologist

12th October, 2009

Mining company unable to provide any evidence as government agency rules they ignored rights of indigenous people more...
Protests against mining

Mining company targeted by protesters

Ecologist

27th July, 2009

Vedanta Resources plc, the company behind a devastating new mine in India, is facing disruption to its London AGM over its actions more...
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July 2009 printable subscriber newsletter

Ecologist

30th June, 2009

Despite only launching the website on June 19th, we already have a raft of great content for you to read. In this newsletter you can read our exclusive expose of Vedanta Resources plc's shareholders, our report on the decay of World Heritage Sites and a meaty investigation into the viability of using biochar to mitigate climate change. To download, log in with your username and password, then scroll to the bottom of this article... more...
An overview of the Vedanta refinery in Lanjigarh, Orrisa. Sanjit Das/ActionAid

UK companies linked to devastating Indian mine

Andrew Wasley

19th June, 2009

Plans to bulldoze an Indian mountain sacred to local people were controversial enough... before shareholder data revealed that a raft of UK household names, ranging from Jaguar cars to the Church of England, own shares in the company behind the mine, Vedanta Resources plc. Andrew Wasley reports more...
An overview of the Vedanta refinery in Lanjigarh, Orrisa. Sanjit Das/ActionAid

UK companies linked to devastating Indian mine

Andrew Wasley

19th June, 2009

Plans to bulldoze an Indian mountain sacred to local people were controversial enough... before shareholder data revealed that a raft of UK household names, ranging from Jaguar cars to the Church of England, own shares in the company behind the mine, Vedanta Resources plc more...
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Official complaint made against mining giant

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

Mining giant Vedanta receives a gift wrapped complaint following plans to turn sacred homeland into a bauxite mine. more...

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Determination in the face of destruction

Michelle Duffield

16th October, 2008

What do you do when your faith, identity, independence and livelihood are all endangered by a mine that has the backing of a multi-billion pound company and even your own government? For the Dongria Kondh hill tribe of Orissa, India, there is only one answer: you stop them. more...
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Between a rock and a hard place

Phil Moore

1st August, 2008

The battle between mining giant Vedanta and the threatened tribal Dongria Kondh of Orissa, eastern India continues. more...

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