BHUBANESWAR: The state government has swung into damage control mode after Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) recently pointed out gross irregularities in land allotment in the city.

The Orissa State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) is going to form a committee to create an inventory of e-wastes following frequent failure to collect these wastes in the state.

The city is all set to wear a greener look with the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation indentifying at least six medians on major roads for a massive plantation drive.

The state government has decided to rope in Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, Ahmedabad, to prepare a fresh detailed project report (DPR) of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) project in the capital aimed at improving the public transport system.

The CEPT will be the second agency to prepare DPR for the project. Earlier the DPR was prepared by RITES, a Central government enterprise under Railways. But the state government disengaged RITES after the French financial institution Agence Francaise de Development (AFD), which will fund the project, sought a revised DPR. The government announced the BRTS project in 2010, which is a dedicated bus corridor like railways.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has introduced a solar power driven rickshaw for collection of solid waste from across the city.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to introduce a solar-fuelled vehicle to lift garbage from the doorstep. At present, waste is being manually lifted.

Soon you will be able to stop worrying about where to relieve yourself while you're out in the capital.

The govt intends to construct about 20,000 units annually under the scheme

To meet the growing demand for affordable housing in the state, the government is planning to build 5000 housing units immediately under a new scheme.
"Immediately we plan to take up a project at Gothapatana, on the outskirt of the city. The housing units will be built on 15-20 acres of land out of 100 acres identified there ", Injeti Srinivas, Secretary , Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department, said on the sideline of a state level workshop on Affordable Urban Housing of Odisha-2012.

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has found Odisha government of extending undue benefits to South Korean steel major Posco in allotment of a piece of land in the state capital here.

‘Odisha Govt Gave Undue Benefits to Korean Co’

Bhubaneswar: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has pulled up the Odisha government for extending undue benefits to South Korean company Posco while allotting a plot in Bhubaneswar. The CAG, in its latest report on the general and social sector tabled in the state assembly on Saturday, has detected seven cases, including Posco’s 21.43 acre of land, where the Odisha government allotted land in “deviation of the land use zone and category of the land”.