No environment clearance to Vedanta

July 2nd, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The environment ministry Saturday denied granting clearance to Anil Aggrawal led Vedanta Aluminum Ltd.

The rebuttal from the ministry came after some reports said that green signal had been given to the project at Lanjigarh in Orissa for bauxite mining, near the Niyamgiri reserve forest.

The ministry said this was not true.

It said the ministry had rejected the request for forest clearance, let alone granting environmental clearance on forest land.

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