One of the worst-ever examples of mining-related corruption has been exposed in the Indian state of Karnataka. There have been numerous breaches of law by many companies – including Vedanta Resources.
Arundhati Roy slams Indian “anti corruption” campaign
A new “living saint” is being marketed to the Indian media – and a comparatively affluent public is vocally backing his “campaign against corruption”. Anna Hazare’s recent “fasts” and “arrests” have already attracted the attention of foreign media as he promotes adoption of an anti-corruption bill (Lokpal) by India’s parliament. One might reasonably expect that, among Mr Hazare’s prime targets, would be the country’s powerful “mining mafia” – one recently exposed as massively ripping-off the citizens and forests of Karnataka over recent years. But they are not.