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Bali Sikaka lives in Salpojola village in the Niyamgiri hills. He is one of the many people who will be displaced if Vedanta Resources is successful in gaining permission to mine bauxite in the Niyamgiri hills in Rayagara district. The huge bauxite deposits in the Niyamgiri hills have led the Vedanta group to set up an alumina refinery at Lanjigarh, making the local population of Dongria Kondh tribespeople fearful for their future. Vedanta Resources has come under immense pressure from human rights and environmental groups to abandon its plans to mine at the Niyamgiri mountains, as the site is considered sacred by the local tribal community..