AnRak aluminium: another vedanta in the making?

Oskarsson, Patrik (2012) AnRak aluminium: another vedanta in the making? Economic and Political Weekly, 47 (52). pp. 29-33. ISSN 2349-8846

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A bauxite/aluminium project very similar to the Vedanta project in Odisha is coming up in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. AnRak Aluminium, a company of the government of Ras al-Khaimah of the United Arab Emirates and Penna Cement of AP has secured approval for both an aluminium complex and the bauxite mines, but the fi nal forest clearance for the mines is awaited. The AnRak project has replicated the Vedanta model of fi rst building the refi nery and then setting up the mine. The mine is to be operated by the state government to circumvent the ban on non-tribal landownership. In fact, the state government has disregarded the huge environmental and social impact and popular protests against mining bauxite in the Jerrela Hills, inhabited almost exclusively by adivasi tribes who will be displaced, to safeguard private gain.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Oskarsson, Patrik
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vedanta project, AnRak Aluminium, Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL), tribal areas - Odisha
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics > Production
Social sciences > Law > Military, tax, trade & industrial law
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
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