The state government had leased about 80 acres of land to the company for setting up of its plant

The plant was on a trial run for the past three months and was found to be functioning effectively

The Sesa Sterlite has established an eco-friendly bio-gas unit within its alumina refinery complex at Lanjigarh in Odisha's Kalahandi district at a cost of Rs 60 lakh.

Voters in a village under chief minister Naveen Patnaik's Hinjli constituency in Ganjam district boycotted polling on Thursday.

This mine, allotted to Hindalco, is spread over 270 acre land

Tribals at Koraput in Odisha have threatened to intensify their stir, if Hindalco went ahead with its plan of resuming bauxite mining at Mali Parbat. The mine used to feed the company’s aluminium plant at Renukoot in Uttar Pradesh.

Loss of Odisha Sands Complex is estimated at about Rs 100-crore

While cyclone Phailin has passed off without causing too many casualties, major industries in south Odisha’s Ganjam district, the worst-hit by the storm, took a hard knock.

It was just not the Super Cyclone that wrought havoc in 14 coastal districts of Odisha in 1999.

Dongria Kondhs of Kesaripadi and Serakapadi in Rayagada district had voted against the project in the gram sabhas

The villagers of Tadijhola in Kalahandi district of Odisha rejected the proposal for bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills on Tuesday, becoming the third gram sabha to do so.

State govt had decided to organise gram sabhas in 12 villages, including five in Kalahandi district

The Rayagada district administration has received 129 objections from five out of seven villages in the district identified by the state government for holding of gram sabhas to decide the fate of a bauxite mining project at Niyamgiri. Of these, 40 objections have been filed by individuals.

The project opponents didn't allow peaceful conduct of hearing by State Pollution Control Board, forcing the district authorities to adjourn hearing

The public hearing on the environment impact assessment (EIA) for the proposed Rs 4,500-crore alumina refinery project of RSB Metaltech Pvt Ltd in south Odisha’s Rayagada district was disrupted on Wednesday as several project opponents stormed the venue at Kiapadu, some 25 km from Rayagada town.

Tells VAL to look for bauxite beyond Niyamgiri for its refinery

Union Minister for Rural Development, Jayaram Ramesh on Sunday announced a package worth Rs 300-crore envisaging construction of houses and roads for the Dongaria and Kutia Kandhas, a primitive tribes group (PTG), living at the foot-hill of Odisha’s bauxite rich Niyamgiri mountain in Kalahandi district. The package includes Rs 200-core for construction of 2100 houses under Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) and laying of rural roads to all villages with a population of 250 and more in Kalahandi district with an outlay of Rs 100 crore under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).