Journal of Emerging Technologies and Business Management


This case highlights the challenges of natural resource based industries, like mining, while operating in developing economies like India. It elaborates stakeholder perceptions around Vedanta’s Niyamgiri Mining Project at Orissa that brought international attention to the issue of Dongria Kondhs, ethnic tribal groups staying at the Niyamgiri mountains. The conflict is not only about industrialization in poor states like Odisha but also understanding the nuances of human capital, corporate social responsibility ana' a holistic approach to development.