Government opens free kitchen and health camp as five children of Jajpur die in 20 days

At a time when uncertain monsoonal rain is upsetting farmers’ annual crop plan, significant drop in live storage capacity of Odisha’s major and medium reservoirs seems to have made the matters wors

Forest dwellers inside Odisha’s Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) have put forward their own Community Forest Resource Management and Conservation (CFRMC) plan for vast forest stretches.

Clearing hurdles for acquiring irrigated land for industrial purposes, Odisha government has come out with a concept of ‘compensatory irrigation’ asking industries to create irrigation area twice t

The Odisha government is giving final touches to the proposed amendment to the Odisha Scheduled Areas Transfer of Immovable Property Regulations, 1956, which would open a window for tribals to sell

Odisha has declined permission to the proposal of a 54-km link canal for diversion of 85 million cubic metre water from Mahanadi to Tandula dam in neighbouring Chhattisgarh.

After the Supreme Court on Monday termed all coal blocks allocations between 1993 and 2011 illegal, the fate of several on-going and proposed thermal power projects in Odisha seem to hang in balanc

Villagers have seen how parts of Kendrapara district were saved during super cyclone

For Niranjan Swain, a 62-year-old farmer of Badakota village of Odisha’s Kendrapara district, growing crops is just as important as making a ritualistic patrolling around a 25-acre patch of land, where he and his fellow villagers are creating a mangrove forest – a bio-shield against sea erosion.

Villagers opposed to land acquisition, however, sought to clarify that their participation in voting should not be seen as softening of their stand.

Members of Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) said they would continue the agitation against ‘forcible’ land acquisition though the Jagtsinghpur district administration was considering facilitation of election at Dhinkia, the nerve centre of anti-POSCO movement, a big success.

Cost of environmental and social loss involved in coal mining and thermal power generation in coal-bearing States, including Odisha, has been estimated to be enormous.

A Planning Commission of India-supported study finds many of losses apart from displacement and forest diversion triggered by coal mining and thermal power generation are not compensated.