Ramesh to take decision on Vedanta mining today

Ramesh to take decision on Vedanta mining today

“I will announce the final decision tomorrow (Tuesday) on the project,” said Ramesh after his meeting with Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who has been seeking early clearance to the key developmental projects in the state.

Ramesh, however, refused to share the recommendations of the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) which had submitted the report to him after reviewing the suggestions given by the N C Saxena panel seeking ban on the mining project in view of various violations by it at the site.

However, Ramesh said he did not discuss the project proposed to come up in Niyamgiri Hills with the Orissa chief minister during his meeting with him.

“I gave him no assurance on Vedanta (project). In fact, I did not discuss the matter with the chief minister (Patnaik) on Vedanta. I heard him only saying that the Supreme Court has already given its verdict and so you should also do it fast,” the minister said.

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