People in Niyamgiri hills
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Indian tribe protects land from mining giant

A small tribe in eastern India has managed to prevent a British-Indian mining giant from exploiting the aluminium ore rich hills in which they live.

Campaigners hail it as a triumph for the rights of local people, but critics say India as a whole will pay the price as it grapples with a flagging economy.

India correspondent Andrew North travelled to the densely forested Niyamgiri hills in Orissa where the tribe lives.

  • 10 Jan 2014
  • From the section Asia