Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Youth United for Sustainable Environmental Trust Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 12/03/2024.

The matter related to illegal sand mining in Brahmani river at Gopinathpur. Approach road has been constructed which is obstructing the free flow of water. Sand mining operations are being carried out even during the monsoon seasons, which is prohibited as per Sustainable Sand Mining Management Guidelines, 2016.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Tribunal On its Own Motion Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 26/09/2022.

The Collector and District Magistrate-cum-Chairman, District Environment Impact Assessment Authority (DEIAA), Kendrapara has informed the NGT, Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata that due to flood, the work of preservation of the embankment of Brahmani river and Mahanadi river could not be commenced.

Kolkata-based Envirotech East Pvt. Ltd has been roped in to undertake EIA study

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ranjit Kumar Dora Vs District Collector Jajpur & Others dated 28/01/2019 regarding illegal sand mining in the Brahmani river in Dharmasala Tehsil, Jajpur District, Odisha. It is contended that there is rampant use of excavators while permission has been granted only for manual mining. There is excess mining and mining beyond the designated area. Depth of the sand mining has exceeded the permissible limits of 3 mtr resulting in the ground water level in the villages in the vicinity of the river.

This paper presents future climate and runoff projections for the South Asia region under the RCP8.5 scenario with climate change informed by 42 CMIP5 GCMs. Runoff is projected for 0.5° grids using hydrological models with future climate inputs obtained by empirically scaling the historical climate series.

Original Source

The Brahmani river is an interstate river, which origins from Chhotanagapur plateau in Bihar and enters Odisha via Sundargarh district.

In a significant order, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), East Zone Bench has directed the State administration to not allow sand mining on the Brahmani river bed at Dharmasala tehsil of Jajpur di

With Brahmani River, Odisha’s second largest river, bearing brunt of environmental damage, the State government has decided to install real-time monitoring stations at four locations.

Dynamics of heavy metals such as Fe, Mn, Zn, Cr, Cu, Co, Ni, Pb, and Cd in surface water of Mahanadi River estuarine systems were studied taking 31 different stations and three different seasons. This study demonstrates that the elemental concentrations are extremely variable and most of them are higher than the World river average. Among the heavy metals, iron is present at highest concentration while cadmium is at the least.

As both surface and ground water of large parts of Angul and Dhenkanal district is polluted due to coalmines, power plants, aluminium and steel industries, concerned citizens, social activists, law