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.

BHUBANESWAR: While Opposition parties and social organisations have launched a public movement against use of water from the river Mahanadi for industrial purposes, trade union leader Mayadhar Nayak today said a similar movement would be launched to save the Brahmani river from industrial pollution.

Mahanadi Bachao Andolan

BHUBANESWAR: The MoU signing spree is having its fallout on one vital sector. None, including the State Government, seems to have given a proper thought over this fallout even at the initial stage. As `unquiet

CUTTACK: The Mahandi Banchao Andolan against diversion of water from the Mahanadi river to industries on Friday transformed into a full blown agitation with people from across the districts of Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Puri converging here to launch the movement.

Bhubaneswar, June 28: The Orissa government today confirmed that at least 45 companies had been allowed to draw water from rivers, seeking to balance the demand for industry and that of farmers who fear their source of irrigation might dry up.

NAYAGARH: Even as rains have brought down the temperature, there is no respite from water scarcity for Madhaberani village in Khandapada block. With tubewells lying defunct and water sources dried up, womenfolk have to walk down to Mahanadi river to fetch drinking water.

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Dilip Bisoi

Bhubaneswar: The central-sector utility company, National Hydro Power Corp (NHPC), and the Orissa government have finalised a deal for setting up three hydro- power projects at Sindol on river Mahanadi downstream Hirakud dam. The NHPC and the state government-owned Orissa Hydro Power Corp (OHPC) will be signing an MoU for the purpose next week.