The Lanjigarh development story: Vedanta’s perspective
The purpose of this report is to present a clear context and holistic contextual perspective to our stakeholders on the Lanjigarh refinery operations, including human rights aspects, environmental and safety management practices, community interventions and stakeholder engagement. The report will present broad information about the Vedanta Group, and detailed information about the operations and procedures practiced at its Lanjigarh Alumina Refinery. Amnesty International has raised concerns about Vedanta’s Lanjigarh operations primarily on human rights and the economic, social and environmental issues impacting on the local community around the refinery. It has particularly criticised the scope of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) used in the development of the refinery. This report – apart from addressing these concerns – also presents a comprehensive view on these matters with new data that has not been in public domain until now.