Although sanitation remains a focus in present government programmes and schemes (SBM and AMRUT), capacity building of ULBs and State Government on issues of sanitation has remained an area of neglect in most of the State and ULBs.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Angul district Collector to identify an alternative dumping site in 30 days’ time to sort out the garbage disposal problem in the Angul Municipality.

BHUBANESWAR: The noise levels near many hospitals — which are silence zones — in major cities of the state have been found to be above the permissible limits during festive seasons, an annual repor

Bhubaneswar: The state government on Saturday decided to take stern action against the encroachers of forest land in the capital city in the first phase in its effort to embark on a massive plantation programme to make the city eco-friendly under the Urban Tree Plantation Initiative.
It also imposed restrictions on felling of trees and cutting of branches in the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation

BHUBANESWAR: More sun, less rain. The monsoon seems to have left Orissa high and dry. And with no sign of any weather system forming over the next week or so, worse might be in store.

At present, farmers cannot go ahead with the weeding process as the farmlands have dried up. Transplantation is to follow but only if there is adequate rain which appears unlikely.

ANGUL: The Orissa High Court has issued notices to the Secretary of Union Surface Transport ministry and the District Collector of Dhenkanal besides the Bhusan Steel Limited authorities to submit their reply in four weeks on the issue of encroachments of canal land.

ANGUL: The substantially-affected people (SAP) of NTPC-owned Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS) are a worried lot. It