Vedanta Ltd - India’s biggest aluminium producer - braces up for public hearing on Sijimali mining block in Rayagada on October 16.
As per the contract, companies are allowed to recover all costs incurred before splitting profit in a predetermined ratio with the government.
Samal said that the agitation would continue until the company addresses the villagers’ demands.
In a statement, Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, said it "has determined it will not move forward on the joint venture with Vedanta.
Sources said mining personnel of VL refrained from any confrontation with the agitators and stopped work.