If the apex court decides in favour of the Odisha Mining Corporation, it will set a bad precedent, and may intensify state and corporate efforts to acquire tribal land for mining and other purposes.
Despite dense forests, protected parks & villagers’ refusals, project could get nod today
Peeved over the Odisha government’s fresh bid to go for bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills despite rejection by the Gram Sabhas, the Niyamgiri Suraksha Sangram Samiti has threatened to launch a big st
Move comes despite RSS affiliated organisation opposing such regulations
Pleads to Supreme Court for fresh orders
These rules, if implemented, will lead to dilution of the Forest Rights Act
Intervention by Gadkari and Javadekar aids Maharashtra govt securing control back from tribals over forests and the trade forest produce. Sets precedent for all states