Essar Power said it had invested over Rs 500 crore on the power project in addition to the acquisition cost of Rs 230 cr

The Odisha government has stalled the process of land acquisition for a 2250 Mw coal-fired power plant proposed by Nava Bharat Power Ltd amid ongoing probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Dengue has begun to spread its tentacles to more parts of the State with at least 77 positive cases reported from several districts.

Bhubaneswar : Jolted by the death of 23 children in Bihar after eating midday meal, the Naveen Patnaik government has decided that before food is served to children, a member of the school managing

Of 1,274.9 acres private land needed for power project's main plant, state govt has issued possession certificate for 1,205.79 acres

NTPC Ltd, the country's biggest power producer, hopes to commission its 1600 (2x800) Mw super thermal power plant at Darlipalli in Odisha's Sundergarh district by 2018.

Delay in getting physical possession of land and environment and forest clearances has put Darlipalli Super Thermal Power Plant in Sundargarh and Gajmara Power Project in Dhenkanal district of the

GMR Energy Ltd, a subsidiary of 2.6 billion dollar diversified GMR Group, has started power generation at its thermal power plant in Dhenkanal district. The company has commissioned the first unit of its proposed 3X350 MW power project and synchronised it with the central grid network.

“Work on commissioning the second and third unit is also in progress,” the company said in a press release without elaborating the definite time period for completion of the project.

Concerned over rising frequency of industrial accidents, leading to death of workers at the site of Bhushan Steel's plant, the state labour department has decided to engage an independent agency to check the safety measures at the site.

Labour minister Bijayshree Routray has also summoned the company's vice chairman and managing director Neeraj Singhal on January 21 for discussions on the matter.

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), the country’s biggest power generation utility, is expected to offer consultancy support to state owned Odisha Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (OTPCL) for its 2,400 MW coal-fired power plant.

Since OTPCL, a 50:50 joint venture between Odisha Mining Corporation and Odisha Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC), is inexperienced in executing thermal power project, top state officials had requested NTPC to provide technical consultancy to the state PSU.

Even though industrial activity has slowed down due to a host of factors, public resistance to land acquisition being the primary hurdle, the State Government hopes that at least nine thermal proje

SPCB has also asked the company to submit the reply within 15 days of the showcause notice

The State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) has issued a show cause to Bhusan Steel Ltd’s sponge iron plant at Dhenkanal. The pollution watchdog has questioned as to why the ‘consent to operate’ given to the plant will not be revoked for its failure to implement directions given by the board.