India Rejects Vedanta Bauxite Mine Plan

23 August 2010 (Last Updated August 23rd, 2010 18:30)

India has rejected a plan by Vedanta Resources to mine bauxite in Orissa state. The country's environment ministry rejected the proposal to mine bauxite in the Niyamgiri Hills in eastern Orissa because claims under the Forest Rights Act have not been settled as several tribal groups resid

India has rejected a plan by Vedanta Resources to mine bauxite in Orissa state.

The country's environment ministry rejected the proposal to mine bauxite in the Niyamgiri Hills in eastern Orissa because claims under the Forest Rights Act have not been settled as several tribal groups reside in and around the proposed mining area.