Slap moratorium, revamp environmental clearance procedure
A Pune-based think tank has called for an immediate moratorium on any further grant of environmental clearance for thermal power plants (TPPs). These include a 5,00,000-MW capacity awaiting environmental clearance, apart from plants which have reached the terms of reference (TOR) stage or are awaiting the TOR.

CUTTACK: The war over diversion of Mahanadi water to industries from Cuttack has assumed a new dimension with the Orissa High Court stepping in on Friday to issue a stay on the constructions on the

BHUBANESWAR: At a time when there is growing opposition to diversion of Mahanadi water for industrial use, the recommendations of the Expert Committee on Revenue Enhancing Measures have come as a d

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Thursday signed an MoU with the NHPC for setting up three hydropower projects down Hirakud reservoir on the Mahanadi.

The next step would be setting up a joint venture company (JVC) between the Stateowned Orissa Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC) and NHPC for implementation of Sindol1 (100 MW), SindolII (100 MW) and SindolIII (120 MW) hydroelectric project in th

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday signed a MoU with state-owned National Hydro-Power Corporation (NHPC) for setting up three hydel units down Hirakud reservoir at an investment of Rs 3,000 crore.

The MoU signified formation of a joint venture company (JVC) between the state-owned Odisha Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC) and NHPC for implementation of Sindol-1 (100 MW), Sindol-II (100

Bhubaneswar Just what is taking the Orissa government so long to renew the MoU with Posco that expired last June? Chief secretary BK Patnaik says he is thoroughly examining the MoU in view of the

SAMBALPUR: Heatwave has gripped western Orissa with the temperature refusing to relent. And the clear sky with no rain forecast for the coming days, there has been little relief for the denizens with water scarcity staring in their faces.

The district has witnessed a sudden rise in maximum temperature that is hovering between 32 and 38 degree Celsius till now.

Bhubaneswar: South Korean steel major Posco has been asked to submit an application for renewal of its lapsed MoU with the Odisha government in view of the comments by Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh over the export of iron ore in the earlier memorandum.
The Union minister has made some suggestions over the export clause in the lapsed MoU.

Following the failure of monsoon in the State for the third consecutive year, the groundwater level has declined significantly, writes Jamal Ayub

The failure of the monsoon in Madhya Pradesh for the third consecutive year has had an impact in the State and its various districts are witnessing a drought like situation.

The environmental clearance for the 12 million tonne greenfield steel plant project of South Korean major Posco is all set to fuel a bitter war over water.

The Mahanadi Banchao Andolan, which is spearheading the movement against diversion of water from the Mahanadi river to industries, today reacted strongly to the proposals for drawal of water from the Jobra barrage for the POSCO project.