Write a letter for the Dongria Kondh

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A Dongria Kondh man.
A Dongria Kondh man.
© Jason Taylor

The Dongria Kondh tribe face resuming their fight against plans to mine their sacred hills, as the Odisha state authorities are once again actively promoting a major bauxite mining operation in the Niyamgiri Hills. This is in spite of the project – which would lead to huge environmental damage and destroy the Dongria’s way of life – having been shelved two years ago following a Supreme Court decision.

Extensive consultations were held with the Dongria who unanimously voted against the mine in a referendum ordered by the Supreme Court. But Odisha state is now moving to revive its plans to mine the hills in order to supply British-owned Vedanta Resources’s nearby aluminium refinery.

How you can help

Please email the Indian government asking them not to allow mining to take place.

Minister Prakash Javadekar
Minister of State (Independent Charge)
Ministry of Environment and Forests
Paryavaran Bhavan
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi – 110 003

June 30, 2016

Dear Minister Javadekar

Will my letter make a difference?
Yes. Time and again, letters from Survival supporters have called governments and organisations to account. Policies have changed and lives have been saved.

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