The forest and environment department of the Odisha government has asked Sterlite Energy (SEL), a Vedanta group company, to immediately deposit its contribution towards Odisha Environment Managemen

Forest and environment minister Bijayshree Routray today informed the State Assembly that the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has found 43 stations of nine main rivers of the state as

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government owes us Rs 700 crore towards energy bill and I believe the payment will be made to us soon,’’ chairman of Vendanta Resources Anil Agarwal told reporters.

BHUBANESWAR: The South West Monsoon withdrew from most parts of Odisha on Monday signalling the end of rainy season which recorded a rare zero percent deviation this year.

Jharsuguda facility may shut down in a month

A day after shutting down its bauxite refining unit at Lanjigarh temporarily citing unavailability of bauxite ore, Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL), has said it can hardly run its smelter facility at Jharsuguda for a month in the absence of enough alumina to run the plant. “Amid raw material supply problems, we can run the smelter plant hardly by a month or so,” said an official of VAL smelter plant.

BHUBANESWAR: Even as the Justice MB Saha Commission is investigating the illegal mining activities, the Ministry of Coal has asked the State Government to submit a report on the action taken to cur

At a time when controversy surrounding block allocations has caught different coal bearing states in a bind, the Ministry of Coal has urged the Odisha government to submit its action taken report at the earliest in connection with illegal coal mining activities.

In the light of observations made by the parliamentary standing committee on coal & steel, coal secretary S K Srivastava has asked Odisha chief secretary B K Patnaik to expedite the action taken reports so that they can be compiled and sent to the Lok Sabha secretariat.

JHARSUGUDA: The Ib Valley Area of MCL, facing closure of six mines for want of environment clearance, is expecting a reprieve.

The mineral-rich state of Orissa, once a magnet for big-ticket investments, is now a deadlocked destination for projects worth thousands of crores.

Facing non-supply of bauxite, Vedanta Aluminium has announced closure of its alumina refinery at Lanjigarh in Odisha from December 5.