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

BHUBANESWAR: In view of the increasing requirement of water by the farmers and the inadequacy of the canal systems to meet the demand, the State Government is contemplating to introduce mega lift irrigation projects on an experimental basis.

The steering committee of the Mahanadi Basin Development Plan which met here today discussed the issue and identified five mega lift irrigation projects.

BHUBANESWAR: Ignoring increasing opposition to the MoU signing spree which puts additional pressure on rivers and land, the State High Level Clearance Authority (SHLCA) on Tuesday okayed 13 more industrial proposals entailing an investment of  Rs 1 lakh crore.