Vedanta subsidiary forced out of Kolli Hills

Although Vedanta’s operations in Orissa – specifically its planned bauxite mining of the Nyamgiri hills – have attracted considerable international criticism, prompting a number of major India and UK NGOs to adopt campaigns, comparatively little has been said about its other mining projects on the sub-continent. Now, thanks to action taken by activists in Tamil Nadu, Vedanta’s subsidiary MALCO has had to stop mining bauxite in the Kolli Hills. The campaigners have also said they will bring a civil prosecution against the company’s management.

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