The recent order by National Environment Appellate Authority on granting environmental clearance to Lanjigarh bauxite mining project of Orissa Mining Corporation in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts of Orissa.

Following an inspection of the site and discussions with various stakeholders, including local people, State government and pollution control officials, the NEAA quashed the clearance of the integrated cement plant and captive limestone mine promoted by M/s. Lafarge India Pvt. Ltd., at Village Alsindi, Tehsil Karsog, District Mandi, HP.