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Eight global demos against Vedanta in Afrika, India and London

Seven global locations in India and Africa held angry protests today and over the weekend opposing the activities of British-Indian mining company Vedanta while Vedanta’s AGM at Ironmongers Hall, Barbican, London was mobbed by a loud rally organised by Foil Vedanta, accusing the company of pollution, human rights abuses and financial mismanagement.
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Vedanta must be punished for illegal fly ash pond, says activist

Expressing concern over construction of a fly ash pond by Vedanta’s Sesa Sterlite Industries at Bhurkamunda of Jharsuguda district by illegally encroaching upon 246.74 acres of forest land in complete violation of the Forest Conservation Act 1980, water rights activist Ranjan Panda has demanded that the company must be immediately punished for this criminal offence.
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India: Vedanta leads race in coal block bidding

Among the bidders are some notorious domestic mining companies and steel producers, including (unsurprisingly) GVK and the Adani Group - now also trying to raise funds to plunder Queensland coal - and the Adita Birla and Naveen Jindal groups. But, ahead of the pack, is the British company, Vedanta Resources, along with its subsidiaries iron producer Sesa Sterlite and alumininium giant BALCO.
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Vedanta’s Lanjigarh subterfuge

At Vedanta's annual general meeting in London on August 1 2014, the newly-elected CEO, Tom Albanese, defended conduct of a July Public Hearing at Lanjigarh, Odisha (Orissa), in these terms: "[It] was a proper process and the community was in favour of the expansion of the refinery at Lanjigarh". This refinery is located adjacent to the Nyamgiri hills, the mining of which was last year overwhelmingly rejected by indigenous members of that community in village councils (gram sabhas). India's Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) upheld their decision, and no attempt has been made to initiate the project since. It's a different matter so far as the alumina refinery is concerned.
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