BHUBANESWAR: Even as the State Government has welcomed the Centre's proposal for a chief ministerial level talks to resolve the dispute over Mahanadi river water, Chhatisgarh's delay in providing

Independence Day was celebrated across Odisha with gaiety and enthusiasm amid tight security today as the state government showed optimism that efforts to resolve the Mahanadi river water issue wou

CUTTACK: The row over river Mahanadi between Odisha and Chhattisgarh has reached the Orissa High Court which on Tuesday issued notices to the State Government and the Centre and directed them to fi

At a time when the dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh is raging on over sharing of the Mahanadi water, it has come as a blessing in disguise for Odisha to further up its ante against the Centr

The Clean Environment Cess proposed in the Budget is likely shoot up Coal India's average notified coal price by around 20 per cent.

A total of 12 projects of Coal India Limited (CIL) got environmental clearance in 2015, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Dynamics of heavy metals such as Fe, Mn, Zn, Cr, Cu, Co, Ni, Pb, and Cd in surface water of Mahanadi River estuarine systems were studied taking 31 different stations and three different seasons. This study demonstrates that the elemental concentrations are extremely variable and most of them are higher than the World river average. Among the heavy metals, iron is present at highest concentration while cadmium is at the least.

Odisha has declined permission to the proposal of a 54-km link canal for diversion of 85 million cubic metre water from Mahanadi to Tandula dam in neighbouring Chhattisgarh.

The newly constituted Task Force on Inter-Linking Rivers will look afresh at all the proposed links to evaluate their feasibility, particularly in maintaining a balance between environment and deve

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