Vedanta’s environmental track record comes back to bite it

This is the ninth edition of Thirty-six, The Morning Context's weekly newsletter on countless ecosystems in flux across India.

It has not been a good week for the Vedanta Group in Goa. In two separate instances, the multinational mining firm’s controversial track record of violating environmental norms and causing adverse impacts on ecology and people in the coastal state came under the official spotlight. Both instances were setbacks to the company; one appears to be temporary while the other could be permanent. 

In one instance, an expert committee of the union environment ministry strongly criticized a proposal by the …


Akshay Deshmane

Akshay is an investigative reporter and former writer at The Morning Context. Based in Delhi, he writes about the environment, public policy and economy from the lens of the pulls and pressures of an ambitious democracy. Akshay uses the right to information extensively for reporting stories of vital public interest. Over the past decade and more, he has worked for HuffPost India, Frontline, The Economic Times, Down To Earth and DNA.