Roy Choudhury congratulated the employees of NTPC-Kaniha for their efforts and team spirit

The 10 Mw solar power plant of NTPC Ltd located within the site of its 3000 Mw coal-fired station at Kaniha, near Talcher, has been synchronised and is ready for commercial operations.

Despite opposition by the locals, Angul district administration held the Rehabilitation and Peripheral Development and Advisory Committee (RPDAC) meeting of Adani Group here on Monday.

Institute of Public Auditors of India conducts study between 2007 and 2010

A large chunk of population of Angul district is exposed to contaminated drinking water, says draft internal audit report on district conducted by Institute of Public Auditors of India (IPAI), Odisha chapter.

Keonjhar, Sundergarh, Angul and Koraput see maximum diversion

As many as 18077.329 hectares (ha) of forest land have been diverted for mining activities in the state till June 2013. “About 52040.805 ha of different types of forest land are leased out in the mining areas. On approval of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest, about 18077.329 hectares of forest land are diverted in accordance with the Forest Conservation Act, 1980,” state Forest and Environment Minister, Bijayshree Routray said in a written reply to the state assembly.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mandar Dalbehera Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 11/12/2013 regarding a proposed Coal Tar Industry. The NGT order states "It was pointed out that the proceedings of Engineer-in-Chief, Water Resources, Orissa shows that industry/mine shall not be allowed to draw water from the underground sources/bore well.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has made it clear that any coal tar processing unit operating in the country without clearance from State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) or the en

The union environment and forests ministry has slammed the Odisha government for reportedly allowing Bhushan Steel and Strips to set up its plant in the state in violation of green norms.

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.

The project is to be developed by Mahaguj Collieries in Angul district at an estimated cost of Rs 20,000 cr

With the row over availing free power from thermal power plants and plants based on coal washery rejects yet to be resolved, the Odisha government has decided to put on hold land acquisition for the Machhakata coal mine project.