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After deadly Sterlite protests, Vedanta faces another challenge in Odisha

An alliance of activists and local people have for years blocked Vedanta's plans to mine bauxite in Niyamgiri hills of eastern Odisha state

Reuters 

After an Indian state shut a copper smelter run by Vedanta Resources following deadly protests, the company faces another challenge 1,000 miles away, where axe-toting tribesmen and environmentalists have joined forces to demand the closure of an alumina refinery. An alliance of activists and local people have for years blocked London-listed Vedanta’s plans to mine bauxite in the green, jungle-clad Niyamgiri hills of eastern Odisha state, which the tribespeople consider sacred. The killing by police of 13 people protesting against the copper smelter in Tamil Nadu, to the ...

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 07:58 IST
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