Stalling India's Progress by Sanjit Das

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Trucks carrying bauxite and other materials are seen parked on the road leading to the Vedanta Alumina plant in Lanjigarh. The huge bauxite deposits in the Niyamgiri hills (seen in the distance) have led the Vedanta group to set up an alumina refinery at Lanjigarh, making the local population of Dongria Kondh tribespeople fearful for their future. Vedanta Resources has come under immense pressure from human rights and environmental groups to abandon its plans to mine at the Niyamgiri mountains, as the site is considered sacred by the local tribal community....