BHUBANESWAR: Families affected by Hirakud dam staged a demonstration outside the assembly here on Saturday, demanding 10 decimal of homestead land to each family.

Aluminium smelter plant was on risk of turning unlivable amid uncertainty in receipt of alumina from the company's refining unit at Lanjigarh.

After a unanimous rejection of the proposal to mine bauxite in the Niyamgiri hills by gram sabhas in the Rayagada and Kalahandi districts, the Orissa government is examining the option of providing

Diarrhoea has claimed one more life in Jharsuguda. Nilamani Mishra of Intabhata area under Brajrajnagar Municipality died of the disease in a local hospital on Tuesday morning.

Most industries in Jharsuguda have failed in achieving the mandatory green cover of 33.33 per cent of their plant premises.

Production was stopped at the Hingir Rampur Underground Coal Mines of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited from Thursday over safety concerns.

The Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC) on Monday shut down its Unit-I thermal power plant at Jharsuguda due to disruption in coal supply from Lakhanpur.

The Supreme Court judgment last week directing Orissa to hold gram sabha meetings in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts over whether bauxite mining can be allowed in the Niyamgiri mountains has opene

Expansion plan to cost Rs 11,547 cr, to add 1,320 Mw capacity

The Odisha government has approved construction and installation of the third and fourth units by state-owned Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC) at its Ib valley plant near Jharsuguda. The two new units will add 1,320 Mw capacity to OPGC's existing power station at the site which has an installed capacity of 420 Mw.

BHUBANESWAR: At least 30 industries in Jharsuguda-Sambalpur belt have been directed to launch a massive plantation drive before the onset of monsoon this year.

The direction came after a review meeting on Friday in Sambalpur, attended by forest and environment secretary, representatives of industries, forest officials and officials of Orissa State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB). "The industries have been asked to undertake plantation work to make the industrial belt environment-friendly. It is part of their corporate social responsibility," said OSPCB member secretary L K Tewari.

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