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Deal sparks hopes for Vedanta's Lanjigarh plant

Vedanta is in crisis over securing raw material ever since Niyamgiri mining project was shut down

Vedanta's aluminium refinery at Lanjigarh, Odisha, seen from the Niyamgiri Hills
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Vedanta's aluminium refinery at Lanjigarh, Odisha, seen from the Niyamgiri Hills

Dillip Satapathy Bhubaneswar
The raw material shortage that Vedanta’s Odisha project is facing is likely to lessen with the state government entering into a deal with state-owned Odisha Mining Corporation on using the Kodingamali bauxite mines, which have deposits of 81 million tonnes.

Vedanta is in crisis over securing raw material for its Lanjigarh alumina refinery, 550 km south of Bhubaneswar, ever since the Niyamgiri bauxite mining project, which lies in close vicinity, was shut down following protests by tribals and the rejection of the company’s plea by gram sabhas, which took place under the direction of the Supreme Court.

Following this, the state government

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First Published: Jan 14 2017 | 11:49 PM IST

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