BHUBANESWAR: The Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC), probing the illegal mining in the State, visited six mines, including Uliburu iron ore and manganese mines in Joda circle

MoEF had asked the company to halt production at its 600,000 tonne per annum iron ore pelletisation plant in last year, citing that the plant was running without the clearance

ROURKELA: The anti-Posco villagers opposing the proposed mining at Khandadhar in Bonai Assembly segment are upbeat over the elevation of BJP Lok Sabha member Jual Oram as Minister of Tribal Affairs

A large number of members of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), CPI(M)’s Bonai MLA Laxman Munda and State secretary Janardan Pati on Tuesday staged a demonstration here at Mahatma Gandhi Mar

After an innovative idea of storing water at subsurface level through rainwater harvesting proved successful in 10 blocks of six districts, the State Government, on Saturday, decided to replicate t

The Supreme Court has asked the Odisha government to recommend the Bhushan Power & Steel (BPSL) case to the Centre for grant of iron ore reserves for its 2.8 million tonne integrated steel plan

The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has proposed that jurisdiction of the Similipal landscape should be expanded to include parts of Keonjhar so as to improve the wildlife corridor con

The steel maker was also buying the balance lumpy ore from the stand alone miner to feed its three mtpa steel unitat Raigad (Chhatisgarh)

In Keonjhar district, 21 lessees including top miners like SAIL, Facor and state-run Odisha Mining Corporation are in the defaulters' list

Ruling out any laxity for mine lessees for flouting Environment (Protection) Act- 1986, the state forest & environment department has asked the Keonjhar collector to file prosecution immediately against them.

The state-run miner had received stage one forest nod in January this year, amid a series of clearances expedited by new MoEF minister M Veerappa Moily

Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) is hopeful of Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) granting the final forest clearance for its largest iron ore mine at Daitari by the end of March or in first week of April, enabling it to expand production from 0.6 million tonne to 3 million tonne a year.