UK-listed Vedanta Resources is rarely out of the headlines, accused of betraying the very people it purports to support and respect. Last week, the company tried to prevent a public hearing into its plans to expand a stalled alumina refinery in the Indian state of Orissa. See: Vedanta in India: a bad project is given thumbs-down. At the same time, a leading Indian magazine revealed that the company had peremptorily abandoned a free education programme for 500 students. This follows the failure of Vedanta’s executive chairman, Anil Agarwal, to get permission to launch a Unversity in the same state.