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 was crucial in the eventual refusal of Vedanta and the Orissa Mining Companies’ lease to mine atop Niyamgiri. It documents the ecological costs, impacts on human habitation, non-compliance with land laws and other protective laws, and recommended to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) that mining activities should be halted.
Survival International: Story of a Sacred Mountain
A short film that tells the story of the Dongria Kondh and the resistance to mining at Niyamgiri. The website contains a number of other short films relating to this case.
Niyamgiri, You are Still Alive
An award-winning documentary by Suma Josson, winning the Vasudha prize for best environmental film in 2010.