THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
21 JULY 2019

Why the Dongria Kondh rejected development in the Niyamgiri Hills

The 2013 rejection of the bauxite mining plan in Odisha’s Niyamgiri Hills by the local tribal gram sabhas is hailed as the first successful environmental referendum in the country. Meenal Tatpati and Rashi Misra visit the region to find out what led the people to oppose the proposed ‘development’.