Write a letter for the Dongria Kondh

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

Notorious British mining company Vedanta Resources is trying to push ahead with a billion dollar expansion of its alumina refinery at the foot of India’s Niyamgiri Hills, despite having been refused permission for its planned mine in the Hills.

The Dongria Kondh, who made history when they refused to give their consent to the mine, spoke passionately and unanimously against the refinery expansion at a recent public hearing. But officials ignored their voices and declared it a ‘success’ for the company. Vedanta could get clearance for the expansion within weeks. The Dongria fear their sacred Hills are in danger once again.

How you can help

Please email the Indian government asking them not to allow this expansion.

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


August 28, 2014

Dear Minister Javadekar


 
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