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INDIA: Stalled Korean Mining Operations Face Fresh Protests

Posted on 16 January 2010 by editor

The state-owned OMC has welfare programmes for tribals around its mines. Credit: Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC)

By Keya Acharya

NEW DELHI, Jan 21, 2010 (IPS) – The Indian government’s grant of the final environmental clearance to a Korean giant firm, allowing it to acquire 3,000 acres of ‘forest lands’ in the eastern state of Orissa, has prompted a fresh spate of protests from more than 4,000 families that will be affected by a proposed mining project.
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