India: Ramco mine expansion dispute

India: Ramco mine expansion dispute
Published: 23 September 2016


A public hearing convened to discuss the expansion of a limestone mine belonging to a private cement plant owned by Ramco Cement in Sendurai, Tamil Nadu, was interrupted by attendees protesting the plans. Police removed 13 people who threw chairs and objected the proposal.

The commotion began when a group of people barged into the meeting, complaining that they had not been given the opportunity to attend despite living in and around Thamaraipoondi, the village where the mine will be located. Concerns were heightened by the fact that they claimed they were still bearing the brunt of the first mine.