ORISSA - FARMERS AND INDUSTRY BATTLE OVER LAND (93/168)

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A cycle amongst other things like suitcase, few clothes in a bundle and pots were the few belongings that the Kondh's brought with them when they were displaced from their land. The Government's agreement with Vedanta Alumina to allow mining of bauxite deposits in the Niyamgiri hills, the home of the Dongaria Kondha tribe, is an example of how corporate interests backed by state support are trampling on tribal livelihoods and threatening an ecologically rich and important region.
A cycle amongst other things like suitcase, few clothes in a bundle and pots were the few belongings that the Kondh's brought with them when they were displaced from their land. The Government's agreement with Vedanta Alumina to allow mining of bauxite deposits in the Niyamgiri hills, the home of the Dongaria Kondha tribe, is an example of how corporate interests backed by state support are trampling on tribal livelihoods and threatening an ecologically rich and important region.
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