Will nature be crushed underfoot by the ease of doing business? Or will ecological wisdom thrive? It truly is time for India to decide.
“The mindless mining and burning of fossil fuels through thermal power plants needs to stop.”
Over 70 organisations and 50 individuals have written to the president and prime minister in support of the Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti, a collective of tribes that opposes bauxite mining by Vedanta in Niyamgiri hills.
The Odisha government’s move in the Supreme Court against Niyamgiri’s gram sabha resolutions may have been dismissed, but its revived bid to mine the mountain for Vedanta further alienates local Adivasis.