Thursday, February 01, 2007


Vedanta University’s full page ad — A university looking for a city of 500,000

In today’s Samaja there is a full page ad by Vedanta University where it talks about the vision of Vedanta University.

While some people in Orissa are questioning the need of 8000 acres by Vedanta, a more enlightened Andhra Pradesh is actually spending its own money to create a similar city. In comparison, Orissa is getting $1 billion from Anil Agarwal foundation which they will use to establish the $3 billion (the other $2 billion probably comes from the development around the university) Vedanta University and the surrounding city. (Note that the land that is being acquired for this purpose is not for free; Vedanta University is paying for it, not the Orissa state government.)

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