Tribals happy as government rejects Vedanta's Orissa project

UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2010 09:06 PM IST
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Locals of Kalahandi district of Orissa have expressed their happiness after the Jairam Ramesh led Environment Ministry rejected plans of Vedanta Resources to go ahead with bauxite mining in the state.They added that for a long time they were not able to cultivate their lands due to pollution from the Vedanta building,and hence,welcomed the change. Earlier on Tuesday,central environment ministry rejected the plans of Vedanta saying that it violated Environment Protection Act, Forest Conservation Act,and the Forest Rights Act.

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