Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashutosh Mekap Vs State of Odisha dated 29/03/2023.

Report filed by the Office of the Collector and District Magistrate, Keonjhar on the operation of Kantipal Stone Quarry located in Anandapur tahasil, Kendujhar district, Odisha.

Order of the High Court of Orissa at Cuttack in the matter of Mitra Bhanu Mohapatra & Others Vs Secretary, Road Transport & Highways Government of India & Others dated 09/07/2021.

A Public Interest Litigation was filed drawing attention to the pathetic condition of stretches of the National Highway 215/20 to an extent of 163 kms between Panikoili (starting point) in Jajpur district to Rimuli in Keonjhar district. In this stretch there are apparently three toll plazas at Hasanpur, Khantaghar and Banajodi at fairly short distance.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pratap Chandra Naik & Others Vs State of Odisha dated 17/11/2020. Grievance in the application was against dumping of garbage adjacent to private bus stand at old town, Keonjhar, Odisha which is hazardous to the public health.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sudhansu Sekhar Kuanr & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 01/04/2019 regarding illegal mining in more than 29.90 acers of cashew forest land known as Kisam Jungle in Madanpur Mouza in Ghasipura Tahasil of Keounjhar District embrisied in Khata No. 754, Plot No. 2824 of that village. The applicant has stated that illegal mining is taking place without any approval document in the forest area and that during 2012 criminal prosecutions have been lodged against 5 different persons for trespassing in the forest area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jharana Pradhan Versus State of Odisha & Others dated 19/02/2019 regrding Industrial Development Corporation (IDCO) while creating Land Bank for establishment of industries and allied purposes had applied to the State Government through the Collector, Keonjhar District, Odisha for providing 306.670 decimals of land, most of which are forest land being recorded as Kisam Gramya Jungle.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Niranjan Pradhan & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 04/02/2019 regarding encroachment of 25 acres of revenue forest land by a crusher unit, Keounjhar District, Odisha.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Common Cause Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/11/2018 regarding illegalities involved in the mining lease of Sarda Mines Private Limited, District Keonjhar, Orissa.

The Supreme Court on 2 Aug 2017, imposed a 100% penalty on illegal mining on account of lack of forest and environment clearances, mining outside lease/permitted area and for encroachment beyond the mining area in Odisha. The 100% penalty will be levied on the miners’ total value of illegal extracts over the years. Read full text of this 114-page verdict

The Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal of Rs 432 crore water supply project for Berhampur to address the problem of acute drinking water shortage in the Silk City.