The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has decided to keep bank guarantee from industries to put pressure on them to comply with environmental norms in a time-bound manner.

If the norms are not complied with in the stipulated period, the firm will forfeit the guarantee amount, board sources said on Monday.

Acute water shortage plagues about 48 seaside villages, with a population of around two lakh, in Mahakalapada and Rajnagar blocks of Kendrapada district.

An Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) study revealed thermal power plants contribute to rise in ambient temperature (temperature of the surroundings) by 2 to 3 degree Celsius.

The mercury in the state will witness a gradual rise and touch 43 degree Celsius or more at some places including Bhubaneswar by April 29, a forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) sa

BALASORE: A century-old canal between Odisha and West Bengal has become a major poll issue in Balasore parliamentary constituency.

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

For the Millennium city, which is located between two rivers Kathajodi and Mahanadi, rising pollution level in both rivers has been a major cause of concern. But this issue has failed to attract politicians.

Elections come and go but the deteriorating condition of both rivers, which are considered the lifelines of Cuttack, has never caught the attention of politicians, nor it has ever become a poll plank. This thousands of years old city depends on both rivers for its basic needs like drinking water and irrigating, but with direct discharge of untreated waste and industrial effluents, the condition of the rivers has turned critical.

Heat wave intensified in Odisha on Tuesday with the mercury soaring above 41 degree Celsius at around a dozen places in western region with Sonepur recording the hottest at 42.6 degree C.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), on Tuesday, expressed its displeasure at officials of the Odisha government for their failure in clearly stating what steps have been taken to curb pollution in t

Every year, about hundred animals are rescued by the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) authorities in Mayurbhanj district.