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SC stalls Vedanta's Niyamgiri mining, Gram Sabhas to decide rights

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11:23

Vedanta Group's Bauxite Mining Project in Niyamgiri hills of Odisha would remain stalled as the Supreme Court Thursday directed that clearance to the venture would be subject to the Gram Sabha deciding the cultural and religious claims of the tribes and forest dwellers of Rayagada and Kalahandi districts.