It’s life as usual in Bellary

By Uma Sudhir in Bellary


A day after the Supreme Court ordered all mining in Bellary to stop for environmental reasons, an NDTV investigation finds that in this part of Karnataka, it’s business as usual. Trucks carry iron ore to steel plants; officials wave them through check-posts. A collaboration between government officials, politicians and mine-owners governs Bellary.

(Video of the story and the live link)

About t s sudhir & uma sudhir

Uma Sudhir and T S Sudhir are senior journalists, based in Hyderabad. Both work for NDTV. Uma is a Tamilian, who was educated in
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2 Responses to It’s life as usual in Bellary

  1. ijswamy says:

    Mining mafia`s defence is
    they have not yet received the copy of the court order
    Postal delyas are helpful.

  2. Yep, Life is as usual in Bellary ..except about 17000 truckers off the roads, Lotsa sponge iron factories shut, Jindal inscreasing the steel prices and reducing its steel output.. not to mention Lakhs of people losing their jobs ..looks like Life is as usual for the media only ….FYI I was in Sandur, Bellary last Friday and saw it first hand.

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