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  Her story in photos of two public hearings for environment clearance to Vedanta’s bauxite mining proposal in Rayagada and Kalahandi districts, Odisha    By Rajaraman, Debabrata and Evanjelina.   Women of Banteji village, in the foothills of Tijmali, collectively resolve to oppose bauxite mining on the night before the public hearing of 16th October […]

An Update On Sijimali Struggle Against Bauxite Mining By Vedanta

Groundxero | 1st November, 2023   Vedanta Limited’s proposed bauxite mining project at Sijimali in Odisha’s Rayagada district is being intensely opposed by local Adivasi and Dalit villagers who have voiced concerns over their eviction and possible adverse impact of the mining project on their livelihoods and local ecology.    On March 1 of this […]

Public Meeting At Talaampadar Against Bauxite Mining In Sijimali Hills

Groundxero | 31st October, 2023   A huge public meeting was held on 29th October at Talaampadar of Thuamal Rampur Block in Kalahandi district of Odisha. This public meeting was attended by over 2000 people. The objective of the meeting was to strengthen the bonds across the communities and reiterate their resolve to unitedly continue […]

Resounding Opposition From Local Villagers To Mining By Vedanta During The Second Public Hearing 

Groundxero Report | 19th October, 2023   The second Public Hearing, required to obtain the Environment Clearance for the Sijimali Bauxite Mining Project of Vedanta, met with equal resounding opposition from local villagers. It was held on Oct 18 at Kerpai High School premises in Thuamul Rampur Block of Kalahandi district, Odisha.   The public hearing started at […]

Lawyers Petition Odisha Governor to Halt Public Hearing for the Sijimali Bauxite Project

25 September 2023   A public hearing has been announced for Vedanta’s bauxite mining project in South Odisha after intense repression of villagers and activists opposing the project for over one month. The Sijimali Bauxite Mining Project spreads over both Thuamal Rampur block in Kalahandi District and Kashipur block in Raygada District. It is shocking […]

Commemorating the Struggle of Fisherfolk Killed in Police Firing at Sorana in Chilika

29 May marked the 23rd year of brutal atrocity by the state, in which five fisherfolk were killed in a police firing in Chilika in Odisha as the community took to direct action in dismantling illegal prawn gherries.  GroundXero publishes excerpts from Chapter 6 : Chilika Teere from the book Resisting Dispossession: The Odisha Story, written by Ranjana Padhi and […]

People’s protest against land acquisition for expansion of limestone mining of OCL India Ltd, in Odisha

The Forum for Gram Sabha Committee, a local people’s organization, has been protesting against the proposed land acquisition for limestone mining of OCL India Ltd. at Rajgangpur, Sundargarh. It has also been raising voices against the gross violations of constitutional provisions related to the 5th Schedule Area and LARR Act, 2013 in the process of […]


Incidentally this attack has been largely ignored by the state and national media, and came to light only when videos of the attack were circulated on twitter.    While people across the country celebrated the 131st Ambedkar Jayanthi on 14th April 2022, in Bargarh district of Odisha, Bajrang Dal members carried out a  horrendous assault […]

Stop the JSW project immediately and withdraw police force from the villages, says Fact Finding Team

A joint team of human right organisations visited Dhinkia and the surrounding villages from January 29 to 31. This coastal region of Jagatsinghpur district  in Odisha is the place where forcible land acquisition for Jindal Steel Works by the Odisha government has resulted in brutal police repression on the protesting villagers. The team addressed a […]

Declaration of Land Rights to Slum Dwellers by the Odisha State Government Is a Smoke Bomb

On 3rd January, 2022, over 2000 slum dwellers, mostly women, gathered to meet the press in Bhubaneswar to bring to public attention, how the policies and statutory rights acknowledged by the Odisha state government for slum redevelopment are not implemented in any measure on the ground. Unfortunately, the presence of mainstream media was negligible on […]

Brutal Police Repression Upon Villagers Protesting Against Jindal Steel In Odisha  

Prashant Paikray, spokesperson, anti-Jindal & anti-POSCO movement in Odisha, gives an update on the recent police repression and the peoples’ struggle against JSW.   Dear Friends, Greetings from Anti- Jindal & Anti- POSCO Movement, Odisha, India!   The state government run by Mr. Nabin Pattnaik is making brutal police action against our people in order […]

An Open Letter to the Chief Minister of Odisha over the ongoing police repression in Dhinkia

Peasants and betel growers of Dhinkia, Gobindpur and Nuagaon villages of Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha, who for seventeen years have resisted the forceful acquisition of their land by POSCO, are once again facing brutal repression by the Odisha police. After POSCO – the South Korean steel major – was forced to withdraw from its proposed […]