BHUBANESWAR: While Opposition parties and social organisations have launched a public movement against use of water from the river Mahanadi for industrial purposes, trade union leader Mayadhar Nayak today said a similar movement would be launched to save the Brahmani river from industrial pollution.

ANGUL: Naveen Jindal led Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) has approached the State Energy Department for relocation of its proposed 1320 MW power plant in the district. The Jindal power authorities want the plant to be shifted to Badakerejeng village near its steel plant at Nisha from the originally proposed Boinda.

RAIRAKHOL: Thousands of villagers of Kukudabahali gram panchayat besides gram panchayats of Dhaurapali, Jairat and Askapali under Kisannagar block in adjoining Angul districts on Wednesday protested the proposed plan to set up a thermal power plant in Rairakhol.

SAMBALPUR: Closure of Orient Paper Mills (OPM) at Brajrajnagar proved bane for some and boon for others. The shutdown of OPM way back in 1999 left many people jobless, but it continues to benefit farmers with the Paper Mill Sludge (PMS) left behind by the mill helping farmers strike right pH balance. The use of PMS has helped the farmers which is also reflecting on the productivity.

BHUBANESWAR: At least eight open cast mines of the Mahanadi Coal Fields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of state-run Coal India, are facing closure in Orissa due to opposition by local residents, a company official said Wednesday.

Proposals for setting up 14 power plants in Angul region

Talcher-Angul region is one of the most polluted areas of the country

State asked to promote fly ash use in manufacturing bricks and road-laying

Coal supply to 1080 Mw captive power plant of the public sector National Aluminium Company (Nalco) located at Angul may be snapped soon as the Bharatpur coal mine in the Talcher coalfields which supplies coal to this plant is on the verge of closure due to non-availability of land.

Environmental pollution in industrial clusters is a national issue particularly in a period which is witnessing a rapid industrial growth. The environmental problem in a cluster is a complex multi-dimensional problem which is often difficult to measure and manage. In order to address such complex problem Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) developed a

With an aim to have wider consultations with various stakeholders like civil society organisations, media and general public before finalising a climate change action plan, stakeholders' consultation workshops were organised in the districts like Ganjam, Angul and Balasore on May 19, 20 and 22, respectively.