The Supreme Court has scrapped a petition filed, yet again by the Odisha Mining Corporation, challenging the resolutions of the Gram Sabhas of Niyamgiri Hills. 

The state government run Corporation along with the London-based Vedanta Resources, has been attempting to occupy the adivasi’s land, which is rich in bauxite to set up a mining enterprise. The enterprise will be greatly beneficial to both the companies but will destroy the land and leave a population of nearly 8,000 adivasis of the Kondh community homeless. Read more