The Indian Supreme Court has agreed to hear an Orissa government plea challenging the Centre’s decision to cancel environmental clearance given to Vedanta bauxite mining project in Niyamgiri Hills.
A bench headed by Justice P Sathasivam decided to adjudicate the dispute between the state government and the Centre arising out of the Ministry of Environment and Forest decision to reject the environmental clearance to Vedanta’s USD 1.7 billion bauxite mining project proposed in Orissa.