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.

BOUDH: Self help is the best help, so goes the adage. The authorities failed them, their resolve did not. Over 350 farmers of three villages along with their cattle are toiling day in, day out for the last 10 days dredging the dry river bed to tap underground water for irrigating their fields.

THERE is more trouble in store for South Korean steel maker Posco

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government signed MoU with three more independent power producers (IPPs) for establishment of thermal power plants of 3,960 MW capacity with an investment of over Rs 20,000 crore.

KU Projects Private Limited (KPPL), a subsidiary of Hyderabad based Ind-Bharath Power Infra Pvt Ltd (IBPIL), will set up 1,320 MW (2X660MW) coal fired supercritical thermal power project at Pita

SALEPUR: Mahanadi is the lifeline of Orissa and existence of the State without the river is beyond any one's imagination, said leaders of 'Mahanadi Banchao Andolana'.

At a farmers' meeting at Mahapurusha Achyutananda Pitha, Nemalo here today BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra said while it is not possible to supply regular and adequate water from Mahanadi to four main canals for irrigation, the decisio

After Posco India, Vedanta Aluminium, and Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL), Essar Steel has come under fire from green activists for alleged violation of environmental and forest laws.

Wildlife Society of Orissa (WSO), on the basis of documents obtained under the Right to Information Act, has alleged that Essar Steel Orissa (ESOL), a subsidiary of Essar Steel, has violated the Coastal Regulatory Zon

CUTTACK: Opposition to the diversion of water from Mahanadi river to industries has begun mounting with locals associating themselves with the Mahanadi Banchao Andolan to stop work on laying pipes for the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) refinery project at Paradip.

Protestors led by former minister and BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra, former MP Anadi Sahu, committee convenor GC Hota and former

Claims That Company Did Not Seek Clearances Before Starting Work On 11,000-Cr Project

AFTER Posco and Vedanta, it is the turn of Essar Steel

BHUBANESWAR: In the midst of a raging controversy over water diversion for industry, Orissa