Despite ‘World Toilet Day’ being observed on Tuesday across the world, open defecation continues in many parts of the State due to lack of access to toilets.

Once bitten twice shy.

BHUBANESWAR: The housing and urban development (H&UD) department has formed a task force to implement the use of plastic waste for road construction.

The task force comprises officials of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC), Orissa State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) and the works department.

As traders complain of a significant drop in the sale of firecrackers this year with people scaling down Diwali celebrations in the wake of cyclone and floods, environmentalists see a positive side to the trend.

Environmentalist said subdued Diwali is good news for the environment. "The reduced sale of crackers would mean less air pollution and less toxic left-overs for water," said environmentalist Biswajit Mahanty.

The long-pending regional municipal solid waste (MSW) management project under the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has progressed one step ahead with the opening of technical bid on Wednesd

Beware! Goddess durga is watching you cutting the trees and exploiting the women.

When the hearing on dispensation of environmental clearance for POSCO project is going on in National Green Tribunal and stay order for cutting trees continues, the announcement of starting construction by the Ambassador of Korea and the Chief Minister is nothing but to dishonor the rule of law as well as against international human rights law.

Bus ridership in Delhi has dropped from 60% in 2000 to 41% now. Every year, Delhi needs an area the size of 310 football fields for parking its vehicles. And Delhi has one of the highest particulate matter (PM10) levels in South Asia.

These are some of the findings of a recent Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) assessment of air pollution and policies of different cities in dealing with it. That gives you a comprehensive picture of the growing vehicular population and the resultant pollution.

BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) seems to have paid hardly any attention to the Orissa State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) guidelines on immersion of Ganesha idols.

IFC and Green Energy Corp to sign agreements soon

The state government has approved a proposal for installation of solar panels on roof tops of all government establishments in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack area under PPP (public private partnership) model and directed the implementing agency to sign agreements with International Finance Corporation (IFC) for the purpose