Caterpillar and the mahua flower: tremors in India's mining by Rakesh Kalshian

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Graham 1982 pp 21-22, 117-188. The complex twists and turns of these negotiations for Ghana’s dam and smelter forms a large part of Graham’s book 24. J Roberts et al 1976, Gitlitz 1993 25. Graham p 20 26. Statistics from the International Aluminium Institute, London 27. Hitler’s interest in Orissa’s bauxite/aluminium and iron ore is outlined in an article in Oriya in Samaj, May 3, 2005 by Ajit Mahapatra who met one of Hitler’s key metal experts, and the widow of another 28. Graham p 23 29. Graham p 79, Eisenhower quoted in Anthony Sampson 1977 p 103 30.

Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows that when the CATERPILLAR AND THE MAHUA FLOWER 43 emissions from aluminium production are taken into account, aluminium-intensive cars would only start emitting less than steel cars after being used for 15 years (Mathias 2003) 34. Sharon White to Professor Emil Salim, October 20, 2003 35. Mathur 2006 pp 46-48 36. Padel 1998, and testimony from several people interviewed in Wira Pdika: Matiro Puko, Company Loko REFERENCES 1. Anderson, Dewey 1951, Aluminum for Defence and Prosperity, Washington: US Public Affairs Institute 2.

During a confrontation, 28 CATERPILLAR AND THE MAHUA FLOWER Bhagavan Majhi spoke to a senior officer. He recalls, “I put a question to the SP. I asked him, ‘Sir, what do you mean by development? ) Can you call displacing people development? The people, for whom development is meant, should reap its benefits. After them, the succeeding generations should enjoy its benefits. That is development. ’ Development is not destroying mountains that are millions of years old. If the government has decided that it needs alumina, and has to mine bauxite, they should give us land as replacement.

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