Vedanta takes the low road, with highly dubious expectations

Among the Indian iron ore producers hit hardest by restrictions on extraction over the past three years, is Vedanta Resources plc. With a “measured” resumption of mining allowed by the Modi government, the London company has become the first Indian enterprise to re-open two mines in Goa which, along with Karnataka, suffered most from the 2012 embargos. Many communities in both these states have not forgotten the numerous examples of illegal and destructive actions for which Vedanta was responsible in the years leading up to the previous government’s decision to close the mines.

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