Another gram sabha says no to Vedanta

Vedanta Alumina’s plans of mining bauxite atop the Niyamgiri hills on Kalahandi-Rayagada districts border

Written by Express News Service | Bhubaneswar | Published: August 14, 2013 12:57 am

Vedanta Alumina’s plans of mining bauxite atop the Niyamgiri hills on Kalahandi-Rayagada districts border Tuesday received another jolt after Dongaria Kondh tribals of Khambesi village in Muniguda block of Rayagada opposed the plan,making it the 11th gram sabha to reject the plan. Of the 72 voters of the village having 23 households,50 voters — 37 women and 13 men — spoke against Vedanta’s plan to mine the hills.

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