Monday, March 7, 2011

Hypocrisy of the millennium: Vedanta group invites proposal on Sustainable Development

Dear All,

A friend sent me the following link,  an Advertisement in Times of India in which the Vedanta group has invited proposals from NGOs for Sustainable Development.  

The Ad quotes Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Group saying, "Over the years we have developed the 'Vedanta Way'. focusing on nurturing people, health and safety, environmental stewardship and empowering communities.  Sustainability for us is finding longer term innovative solutions".  

I could not but laugh at those tall words of the Green Criminal.  A company that believes in killing the people and environment for its short term benefits; which wants to exploit all the mineral resources in short term to make the affected people poor forever has invited proposal for 'Sustainable Development'.  Hypocrisy of the millennium!!

Of course, this is a very good opportunity for some NGOs to cash in on the desperation with which Vedanta group has been forced to doll out this 50 crore fund value project.  And I am sure some 'yes boss gullible type' NGOs would already have jumped into the competition. Lage raho!!

The Ad further informs that an Eminent Panel will select the projects.  We should not be surprised to see, in this panel, some of the so called intellectuals, politicians and civil society representatives, who are members in the group that supports the proposed hoax called 'World Class University'  by Vedanta group that I shared yesterday.

It would be interesting to keep watching this.

Thanks and regards,


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