Testing Times for Vedanta: The Battle with the Dongria Kondh Tribe of Odisha
Case Code: SUST020
Case Length: 22 pages
Period: 2004 - 2014
Pub Date: 2015
Teaching Note: Available
Organization: Vedanta Resources plc
Industry: Metals and Mining
Abstract Case Intro 1 Case Intro 2 Excerpts
UK-based diversified metals and mining giant, Vedanta Resources plc (Vedanta Resources), forayed into India in 1976 to set up a subsidiary, Sterlite Industries India Ltd. (Sterlite), in Mumbai.
In 1997, Anil Agarwal (Agarwal), executive chairman of Vedanta, through Sterlite, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Odisha for setting up a mining project in the Niyamgiri Hills of Odisha. Odisha was selected since the state was known to have bauxite deposits of 2,000 million tons as against the country's total deposits of 3,000 million tons...
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