ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel producer, is proposing to spend $300 million in rehabilitation & resettlement (R&R) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) for its proposed 12 million tonne project in Orissa's Keonjhar. Last week, the steel behemoth gave a presentation to the Keonjhar district administration on its R&R and CSR plans. Remi Boyer, the group's vice-president (CSR), is in India with a delegation to oversee CSR strategies for the Orissa and Jharkhand projects.

The reality of Orissa's iron ore mines, where the promise of prosperity is just empty rhetoric.

Hundreds of hectares of forests have been lost to mining over the years in a situation where encroachments are impossible to monitor. The most common illegality is to continue mining long after the lease has ended.

Based on primary source material, this paper unravels the undermining of development of vital transport infrastructure in Orissa, namely, Paradeep port and a proposed railway line for exploiting the rich mineral resources of the state

Orissa is going through a "steel revolution". In the past three years, the state government has signed more than 40 MoUs with companies, both domestic and foreign, signing off 20 billion tonnes of iron ore that it is supposed to be sitting on. But it has also meant destruction of the natural habitats of people, flora and fauna.

Shrinking habitat due to deforestation has forced elephants to enter human territory in Orissa's Keonjhar district


This study presents ethanol production from mahula flowers in submerged fermentation (SmF) using immobilized cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (CTCRI strain) and Zymomonas mobilis (MTCC 92) in calcium alginate as beads. Maximum ethanol concentrations were 154.5 and 134.55 g kg-1 flowers using immobilized cells of S. cerevisiae and Z. mobilis, respectively. Immobilized cells of S.