Supreme Court judge lauds Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Supreme Court judge Ranjan Gogoi today lauded the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi this month saying it was a step in the direction of protecting and preserving the environment for which the apex court had taken the lead.

Vedanta to discuss bauxite mining issue with Odisha govt

"Our priority is to run the plant through domestic supplies of raw material. However, we will discuss the issue (of opposition to mining in the Niyamgiri hills) with the state administration soon," a company official told PTI.

Tribals in Niyamgiri demonstrate against Bauxite m

More than 3000 tribals assembled in Muniguda village of Rayagada district on Wednesday (May 22), to protest against mining in the Niyamgiri hills.

'SC ruling on Vedanta case a recognition of indigenous rights'

The Supreme Court's ruling on rights of adivasi communities while deciding on Vedanta's demand for development of bauxite mine in Odisha is a recognition of indigenous rights in India, says Amnesty International.

Won`t allow bauxite mining in Vizag agency area: Ramesh

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said bauxite mining would not be allowed at any cost in the Visakhapatnam agency area to protect the interests of tribals.

Revoke ECs issued for bauxite mining: TDP

The TDP on Saturday appealed to Andhra
Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan to recommend to the Union
Environment and Forests Ministry to revoke the environmental
clearances issued for bauxite mining in agency areas of
Visakhapatnam.

No early hearing to Orissa on green nod withdrawal to Vedanta

The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to accord an early hearing to Orissa government's plea challenging the Centre's decision to withdraw environmental clearance given to Vedanta group firm Sterlite for its bauxite mining project in Niyamgiri Hills.

Apex court's final hearing on Sterlite project next year

As the Supreme Court was told Tuesday that the withdrawal of environment clearance for the joint venture bauxite mining project of the Orissa Mining Corporation and Sterlite Industries had created an uncertain situation, the court said it would hold a final hearing in the case in January next year.

Vedanta`s bauxite project clearance after MoEF finding

The government on Wednesday said Vedanta`s bauxite mining project in Orissa would be given a final clearance only if it doesn`t violate the Forest Conservation Act.