Bhusan Power and Steel Limited (BPSL) at Thelkuli suffered yet another jolt with the regional office of Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) directing it to suspend work on the proposed ash

Villagers of Taraikela in Jharsuguda district are up in arms against Bhusan Power and Steel Limited (BPSL) over construction of an ash pond in the village.

Hyderabad: Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd, the corporate entity of Vizag Steel, is mulling setting up of a cement plant as part of its plans to dispose byproducts such as slag and fly ash, a senior company official said.

RINL may also enter into a long-term contract to supply these byproducts to prevent their accumulation that can lead to environmental issues. "We may enter into a joint venture partnership for setting up a cement plant," the official said.

Deferring environmental clearance (EC) for a thermal power plant of M/s Chettinad Power Corporation Limited at Tarangambadi Taluk in Nagapattinam district, the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has asked the project proponent to submit a detailed report on the impact on Olive Ridley turtles, including a data collected during the nesting season to be vetted by a competent authority.

It has also asked for the submission of a long-term plan for sustainable preservation of the turtles and its implementation by a competent institute and a para-wise response to the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) regarding the turtles, fly-ash and archaeological importance of the site.

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Hindalco is trading lower by 3% at Rs 111 on reports that the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OPSCB) has asked the company to shut down the captive power plant (CCP) of smelter plant near Hirakud in western Odisha in the wake of a breach in the company's ash pond that damaged standing crops in the locality.

The Orissa government has decided to ask all the thermal power plants operating in the state to set up cement plants for utilisation of fly ash. The state will have more than 21 million tonnes of fly ash generated by thermal power plants in the coming years.

Worried over its adverse impact on the environment, the state government has decided to prepare a roadmap for shifting from earthen brick to fly ash brick for building purpose.

The Odisha Government on Monday embarked on a road map to tackle the growing challenge of fly ash generation in the State.

“Serious social and environmental violations,” says group

An independent fact-finding team has called for suspension of work related to the upcoming 4,000 MW Tata Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Gujarat, citing “serious social and environmental violations”. The team, led by former Chief Justice of Sikkim S.N. Bhargava, released a report –‘The Real Cost of Power’- and presented the findings from the ground. “The project has disproportionately high social, environmental, and economic costs.