Protest against Vedanta in front of Indian High Commission
The contentious project was already officially stopped in August 2010 when Indian Minister of Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, ruled against it citing violations of environment and forestry acts.
But this ruling was challenged on Vedanta's behalf by the Orissa Mining Corporation, a state owned company with 24% shares in the joint venture to mine Niyamgiri with Vedanta.
According to the release, on Wednesday Vedanta also announced the closure of the Lanjigarh refinery.
The refinery was built at the base of the Niyamgiri mountains to process the 78 million tonnes of bauxite deposits found there.
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