Niyamgiri Hills form a mountain range in the Eastern Indian
state of Orissa.They are home to more than 8,000 of the
Dongria Kondh people, whose religion and lifestyle have helped
nurture the area’s dense forests and unusually rich wildlife.
The Niyamgiri Mountain has been home to three tribal groups
for generations. The mountain provides for all their needs –
including water, food and medicines.The Dongria Kondh have
successfully fought off Vedanta Resources, a company that was
determined to mine their sacred mountain’s rich seam of
bauxite (aluminium ore).
Niyamgiri Jungle is a mineral enriched area in the area of
south-west part of Odisha, India which is popularly known to
be land of the local tribal Dangaria Kandha and worship by
them as Niyamraja.Now the existence of Niyamraja come is
thought due to some industrialization in that area . And the
local people opposing it for this and now it become a
socioeconomic problem of that area.