Vedanta must be punished for illegal fly ash pond, says activist

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.
India: Vedanta leads race in coal block bidding

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.
When will GCM Resources be put out of its misery?

When will GCM Resources be put out of its misery?

Photo: Diamond Studios Report on the GCM Resources AGM, 4 Hamilton Place, London W1, Tuesday 9 December 2014 by Richard Solly, Co-ordinator, London Mining Network (GCM Resources has only one active project, the Phulbari coal project: this is a plan for an opencast...
Vedanta's Lanjigarh subterfuge

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.
Vedanta’s Lanjigarh subterfuge

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.
The Killing fields of Korba

The Killing fields of Korba

This article, by Nostromo Research, first appeared on the Mines and Communities (MAC) website on 6 August 2014. It’s not often that MAC can offer a true “exclusive” – something no-one else has yet published and which addresses one of the worst...
Global protests rage against Vedanta AGM

Global protests rage against Vedanta AGM

Protesters from Foil Vedanta, MPs and other organizations today held a loud and colourful demonstration at the AGM of controversial FTSE 250 mining company Vedanta at the Lincoln Centre, Lincoln Inn Fields, London.