SAMBALPUR: Though Sambalpur town is located on the downstream of the Hirakud dam reservoir on the banks of the river Mahanadi, many parts of the town are facing acute water shortage over the last one week. Water level in the river has gone down and a breach has been made in the barrage to hold water.

Orissa High Court
Cuttack, March 22: When Supreme Court lawyer and environment activist M.C. Mehta raised the pollution issue in context of the Taladanda canal in April 1992, Orissa High Court had reprimanded authorities, stating a possibility of an

Records of hazardous waste generated by the unit were not maintained Hazardous waste was being produced during several steps in production of aluminium. Waste from pots, or vessels in which final chemical reaction to produce aluminium takes place, was found containing cyanide and fluoride beyond permissible limits Waste produced by the plant included spent pot line, floor dust,

Hindalco continues to violate norms, damages crops Hindalco Industries

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Net Profit: Rs 19,460 Cr Traditionally a petrochem company, Reliance Industries

BALANGIR: Politics over the proposed second dam project over the Mahanadi at Manibhadra in the district is hotting up with politicians of various hues joining the bandwagon to oppose the project.

Interestingly, no politico is sure about the impact of the project on the district.

BHUBANESWAR: The controversy over the

ATHAGARH: The unprecedented flood in river Mahanadi claimed four lives in Athagarh sub-division. Reports said Punei Behera (60) of village Gadadharpur, Lipan Rout (9) of village Gopalprasad, Bhatar Bhanja (52) of village Anantapur and Jagan Swain (13) of village Nuagarh died in the flood. One hundred eighty six villages in four blocks have been affected by the flood.