India: Tribe set to resume David & Goliath battle with mining corporation

India: Tribe set to resume David & Goliath battle with mining corporation

Originally published by Survival International on 1/03/16. Odisha Mining Corporation: The New Goliath A tribe in eastern India are facing a new threat from mining on their ancestral land, despite having won a major “David & Goliath” legal battle in 2014. The Dongria Kondh were originally threatened by international mining...

Vedanta & Niyamgiri: Supporting Evidence

Vedanta & Niyamgiri: Supporting Evidence

Amnesty International: Don’t Mine us Out of Existence. This report, published in 2010 by Amnesty International, documents the conflict between Vedanta Resources and local communities in the Niyamgiri Hills Odisha. It demonstrates the systematic denial of information and lack of consultation about proposed mining and expansion projects. The Saxena Report This report...

The God of the Mountain: Vedanta’s Assault on Niyamgiri

The God of the Mountain: Vedanta’s Assault on Niyamgiri

Odisha, in Eastern India, is an ecologically rich and diverse landscape. Adivasis (‘original dwellers’) constitute around twenty percent of the population in Odisha but almost half of those displaced by development projects. With foreign companies eager to exploit the vast mineral reserves hidden beneath the soil, in 2009, of fifteen...