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Aug 26, 2010

A Salute to The Dongria Tribes Who Stopped Vedanta and Saves Niyamgiri Hills

"The Ministry of Environment and Forests rejected Vedanta mining project in Orissa's Niyamgiri Hills.
Talking to reporters here today, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Shri Jairam Ramesh
said that the Vedanta Resources has violated laws and the Niyamgiri Hills project cannot be
given the go ahead unless the Forest Act is complied with."

"There has been a very serious violation of laws. There has been violation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006,
Environment Protection Act, 1966 and Forest Conservation Act, 1980. Therefore, the project cannot go ahead," he added.
A statement issued today says, “The stage II forest clearance for the Orissa Mining Corporation Ltd.(OMC)
and Sterlite bauxite mining project on Niyamgiri Hills in Lanjigarh, Kalahandi and Rayagada districts of
Orissa cannot be granted. Stage II Forest Clearance therefore stands rejected."

AND thus The Dongria Kondh, The tribe of Orissa's Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district own their fight against Vedanta to save Niyamgiri Hill ("Mountain of Law ").
Which is their Worship (The Dongrias worship the top of the mountain as the seat of their god) and the reach forest is their only source of living.

Good News, But it is unfortunate that The Orissa government was quick to term the decision as extremely unfortunate.
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik had met both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Ramesh on Monday requesting
clearance on the projects.

When they will get the EARS to listen the CRY to save the Green forest and How far they will kill the green by force by name of improvements ?
WHO CAN ANSWER But the statistics says by such violated improvements around eighteen tribes goes lost from India and the green belt is reducing by such industrialization.

Vedanta may violated human rights laws but I believe, all govt. body who denied to protect the tribes and supported the projects are the main culprit.

Thanks to ALL and I really salute them who help the Dongria Kondh to same their GOD mountain.

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