In August 2011, Vedanta’s primary iron ore mining subsidiary, Sesa Goa, was cited in an official report as one of the companies found to have been mining illegally in the state of Karnataka. Now, the Goa Chronicle has exposed the extent of Vedanta-Sesa Goa’s illegal mining, and its funding of political parties in the southern Indian state. It’s had a license withdrawn due to “expert fraud”. And Vedanta is also alleged to have violated rules on making foreign political donations. Just when will the UK government and investors wake up to the reality of Vedanta Resources plc – this monster in their midst?
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