The Orissa steel and mines department has said no to the Union Panchayatiraj Ministry’s proposal to give gram sabhas rights over major minerals.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Centre and the Orissa government not to grant any fresh permission for mining and expansion of existing mines in Keonjhar district in the state du

A day after cyclone Hudhud hit the coast and then made its way to four districts in Orissa, the state government assessed that about 48,000 kutcha houses, 24 transformers, 600 electric poles and 75

In a case of apparent conflict of interest, a member of the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) — the Supreme Court (SC) appointed committee looking into violation of forest laws that is now investig

Following protests from forest rights activists and environmentalists, the Naveen Patnaik government has changed a controversial circular issued in November last year that sought to undermine a lan

Worried over CBI inquiry into coal block allocations delaying the expansion work of Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC), its only energy PSU, Orissa has sought coal ministry’s intervention i

If the value of the iron ore and manganese mined in Sundargarh and Keonjhar districts for one year is given to the tribal families of the two Orissa districts, each of the tribals would be richer b

Bhubaneswar : Exactly 14 years after the supercyclone stuck Orissa, the Orissa government said the devastation caused by the cyclone Phailin this month and the subsequent floods is higher in scale

Over 100 kilometres from the coast, the villages in interior Ganjam district
thought they would escape Cyclone Phailin. But the high speed winds and heavy rainfall destroyed their houses.

“We never thought the cyclone would affect us. In 1999 too, we did not face any problems. For the first time, I saw such high speed winds. The torrential rain made it worse,” said Khadala Nayak, naib sarpanch of Inginati village in Belaguntha block. At least four other villages in the block have been affected.

Two days after Cyclone Phailin made landfall, Chhatrapur, the district headquarters of Ganjam, struggled without electricity or water supply.