The Indian Government has told the Odisha government that it cannot take short cuts on the Supreme Court’s order to hold village meetings on Vedanta Aluminium’s proposed bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri hills. The state government had told the tribal affairs ministry it would hold gram sabha or village assembly meetings in 12 villages. But ministry secretary Vibha Puri Das has written to Odisha chief secretary BK Patnaik informing the state that limiting the meetings to 12 villages was not in keeping with the Supreme Court order of April 18.