Vedanta's hope to source bauxite from the Kodingamali mines of Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) has run into rough weather. As Vedanta was struggling to feed its Lanjigarh alumina refinery, the Odisha government in January this year, had struck a deal with OMC for supply of bauxite from the latter's Kodingamali lease with 81 million tonne of deposits.
But, the going may be beset with trouble for Vedanta. Lok Shakti Abhiyan (LSA), a people centric organisation has filed an objection with the Ministry of environment, forest & climate change (MoEFCC) to consider various facets before allowing extraction of bauxite from the mine.
"We have filed an objection with the ministry regarding supply of bauxite to Vedanta from Kodingamali mine. Let there