Sambalpur: Normal life was hit in Western Odisha on Thursday due to disruption in train and bus services and closure of shops during a bandh demanding scrapping of Sindol hydro-power project and se

SAMBALPUR: Normal life was hit in western Orissa on Thursday following disruption in train and bus services during a bandh, demanding scrapping of the proposed Sindol hydro power project and settin

Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL), an arm of Coal India Ltd (CIL), plans to set up a 1,600-Mw power plant in Orissa with an investment of Rs 9,000 crore. The pithead plant would be fed by the company’s stranded coal asset near the Ib valley in Jharsuguda, Vasundhara, said a person close to the development. MCL will develop the coal block on its own.

All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday he would back the Posco project if the Korean steel maker provided proper rehabilitation.

Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL), a unit of Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Resources PLC, will invest about . 10,000 crore to complete its aluminium smelter and independent power plants at Jharsuguda.
The company has so far invested around. 40,000-crore in its Lanjigarh and Jharsuguda projects in Orissa.

Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL), a unit of Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Resources Plc, today said it has invested Rs 40,000 crore in its Orissa projects and aims to achieve 3,615 MW of generation capacity at its Jharsuguda power plants by the end of next year.

"So far, we have achieved 2,415 MW in our two power plants at Jharsuguda.

BHUBANESWAR: After Posco and Vedanta, fate of three mega thermal power projects of the State hangs in balance as the Ministry of Environment and Forest continues to take a tough stand on the issue of granting statutory clearance for mining coal from the allotted blocks.

Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh today categorically said that grant of mining clearance to a

BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today made a strong plea for granting environmental clearance for mining from the two coal blocks allotted to the Orissa Power Generation Corporation (OPGC) in Sundargarh district.

On a four-day visit to Delhi, the Chief Minister called upon Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal and discussed the expansion plan of the Ib Thermal Power Station in Jha

BHUBANESWAR: With the load of pollution alarmingly high in certain mining and industrial belts of the State, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has advised regular regional level monitoring of two such areas.

Ib Valley and Jharsuguda, two industrial hotspots, have been picked by the ministry for the special monitoring of the environment.

A project monitoring committee, constitu

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has raised objection to the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF)