BHUBANESWAR: The Orissa State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has authorized five collection centres in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to collect electronic wastes and send it to registered recyclers for

CUTTACK: Lack of toilet facilities could soon be a thing of the past for Cuttack slum -dwellers. To improve the sanitation condition in the slums, Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has decided to construct 32 community toilets.

The Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation will provide assistance to the civic body for the project. The project will cost Rs 4.21 crore, of which the CMC will spend Rs 1.98 crore while the foundation will spend the remaining amount.

In a bid to provide rapid and safe mass transport, Odisha government has envisioned a futuristic plan for setting up Monorail transit system in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

A proposal to set up the facility has been given by Engineering Projects India Limited (EPI), official sources said here on Wednesday. A presentation made before the state government described the monorail system as a technological innovation entailing many advantages for optimum flow of passengers.

The Odisha High Court (HC) on Thursday declared the agreement between ARSS Infrastructure Projects Ltd, a city-based firm and Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) ‘null and void’.

ARSS and OSRTC had entered into a pact for developing a modern, state-of-the-art bus terminal over 14.43 acres at the Baramunda locality in the city.
The High Court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed in this regard in January this year.

In the present study a monitoring work is under taken to estimate the black carbon aerosol of 4 different cities representing 4 different zones of Odisha state. The monitoring was carried out from December 2008 to November 2009 to study the role of aerosol contamination in different atmospheric condition.

This paper describes the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) devices to map informal settlements in Cuttack, India in ways that enhance and support residents’ participation in the data collection and planning process. Rather than

Cuttack: The Odisha High Court on Friday came down heavily on the state government for its gross failure in arresting the spread of dengue in the state.

CUTTACK: Cuttack city’s struggle to get rid of polythene menace will from Sunday acquire a new dimension with the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) setting out on an all out drive to enforce the ban on the substances. Starting from the World Environment Day on June 5, the municipal body would launch a crackdown on polythene use.

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: The MoU signing spree is having its fallout on one vital sector. None, including the State Government, seems to have given a proper thought over this fallout even at the initial stage. As `unquiet