Niyamgiri

Living in fear

Print edition : June 22, 2018

The Vedanta alumina refinery at Lanjigarh at the foothills of the Niyamgiri range in Odisha. Photo: Biswaranjan Rout

Dongria Kondh women carring water from a stream at Niyamgiri hills. Photo: Biswaranjan Rout

The tribal people of Niyamgiri in Odisha, who won a landmark victory in 2013 when the Supreme Court ruled that village councils would decide whether mining should be allowed in the hills, still fear that the government is oblivious to their concerns.
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