Vedanta’s persective uncovered: Policies cannot mask practices in Orissa
Vedanta Resources plc is a UK-registered mining company that has come under growing national and international scrutiny owing to allegations of human rights abuses associated with its activities, especially in India where most of its operations are based. India’s regulatory bodies have intervened in many cases where the operations of the company’s subsidiaries are not in compliance with India’s laws. Communities affected by the company’s operations have protested and taken action to defend their rights. Vedanta then failed to persuade the authorities to grant clearance to set up a bauxite mine in the Niyamgiri Hills in Orissa and to expand its nearby alumina refinery in Lanjigarh.