Niyamgiri in focus, again4 min read 30 Jan 2015, 12:34 AM IST
Villagers around Odisha's Niyamgiri Hills have planned an expedition on 21 February
Villagers around Odisha’s Niyamgiri Hills have planned an expedition on 21 February. They will climb the bauxite-rich hills, which Vedanta Resources Plc wants but cannot yet have to feed its alumina refinery in adjacent Lanjigarh, and camp there. Next day, they will worship Niyam Raja, spiritual resident of these hills and the protector-deity beloved of the area’s Dongria Kondh tribals. After the ritual is over, residents will return to their villages and continue worship for the remainder of that day.