Pollution by public sector units has created a dearth water in Orissa's Anugul Talcher industrial belt. However, little has been done to rectify the situation.

A beach resort proposed to be situated within a protected area near Puri has drawn the wrath of environmentalists who contend it will ruin the natural habitat of such endangered species as the black buck

About 11 million people in Orissa and Bihar have become victims of a famine that has occurred despite adequate food stocks in the country.

A Russian Uzbek offer to finance the Tehri dam has sparked fresh debate over the building of the massive structure in what many contend is an earthquake prone area.