Generalisations, omissions, assumptions

This report highlights deficiencies in the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) undertaken by Vedanta Resources Plc for its proposed bauxite mine in Niyamgiri, Orissa, its alumina refinery in Lanjigarh, Orissa, and the proposed expansion of this refinery. Such failings have far-reaching human rights consequences that are not being properly addressed including on the rights of Indigenous Peoples. The government of India should take appropriate action to protect these rights, and Vedanta should take responsibility for its human rights impacts in line with international standards. (Amnesty index ASA 20/036/2011)