The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to implement the ambitious interlinking of rivers project in a time-bound manner and appointed a high-powered committee for its planning and implementation.

Observing that the project has already been delayed resulting in an increase in its cost, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia said the Centre and the concerned State governments should participate for its “effective” implementation “in a time-bound manner”.

Indiscriminate environmental clearances to projects in cement, coal mining, iron and steel and thermal power plant sectors are going to worsen the water crisis in the country.

Cuttack: The Odisha High Court has completed hearing on a PIL that has challenged the alleged unauthorised constructions on the Mahanadi islet at Hadiapatha here for the purpose of an intake well t

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BHUBANESWAR: With public resistance mounting over sharing of river water with industries, the State Government is making a move towards a water conservation fund by levying one time water charge on

Bhubaneswar: TWith the Odisha government holding the climate change phenomenon as responsible for the back to back floods in the state which killed at least 87 people, the Opposition Congress on Th

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of the House Committee recommendation, the Odisha government on Monday announced in the State Assembly that the proposed Sindol Hydel Project had been scraped.

There are 12 "hot spots" in eight States where river water was found to be contaminated.

Bhubaneswar: Rubbishing the allegations of the Opposition political parties, the state government on Wednesday clarified that the there was no violation of rule curve in storage of water in the Hir

The Supreme Court today said it would not favour interlinking of rivers if it causes huge financial burden on the Centre and asked for a report on its costs.

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