State-run iron ore miner NMDC Ltd has finalised a Rs 3,000-crore slurry pipeline project for evacuating ore from its Bailadila mines in Chhattisgarh to Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

The Chinese government is considering plans to subsidize the use of energy-efficient materials and renewable energy technologies in new buildings and is encouraging provincial and municipal governments to impose stricter efficiency standards than the national minimums, Chinese officials said Wednesday.


Bhubaneswar Just what is taking the Orissa government so long to renew the MoU with Posco that expired last June? Chief secretary BK Patnaik says he is thoroughly examining the MoU in view of the

Bhubaneshwar Orissa chief minister Naveen Patnaik has reacted to Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh's statement issued on Sunday, stating that there is no forceful land acquisition at Posco-India's proposed project site at Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district.

"I reiterate that my government believes in peaceful industrialisation in the state," Patnaik said on Monday.

Stir continues by locals in Dhinkia panchayat against Odisha acquiring land for Posco Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has appealed to the Odisha government to ensure that land is acquired “only through peaceful and law-governed means,” even as the face-off between police and locals protesting land acquisition for Posco's steel plant in Odisha continued for the third day.

The Union government on Sunday asked the Orissa government not to take precipitate action in the wake of a mass protest by locals against the land acquisition process launched at Govindpur village for the Posco steel plant.

Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said in a statement that coercion was not the way to resolve the crisis.

Posco Anti-project body says will intensify stir; recalcitrant villagers block government entry

Even as the Jagatsinghpur district administration has suspended land acquisition for the Posco project for the next five days (for a local festival and holidays), the Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS), the organisation spearheading agitation against the mega steel plant of the South Korean firm,

With thousands of locals protesting against land acquisition for the Posco steel plant in the Govindpur village of Orissa, minister of environment Jairam Ramesh warned Orissa chief minister Naveen Patnaik

Asking the Odisha government to consult opposition political parties before signing fresh MoU with Posco-India, BJP on Wednesday said that it would oppose any move to allow a captive port and iron ore swapping for the proposed steel project.

In order to safeguard the interest of the state, the government must hold consultations with opposition parties and take their views on Posco project befor

The district administration has decided to go ahead with the land acquisition process in trouble-torn Gobindpur on Friday.