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For around 3,00,000 households in eight districts of south Odisha, a power connection still remains a dream.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of M/s Pioneer Vs Orissa Pollution Control Board & Others dated 09/01/2018 regarding closure of a printing press “M/s Pioneer Press” situated at Plot No. 23/128/154 in Khata No. 61/468, Mouza, Subhudhipur, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar by Odisha State PCB as the printing press had not obtained consent to establish and consent to operate required both under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.

This study provides application of Resourcesat-2 AWiFS satellite imagery for forest burnt area assessment in India. AWiFS datasets covering peak forest fire months of 2014 have been analysed. The total burnt area under vegetation cover (forest, scrub and grasslands) of India was estimated as 57,127.75 sq. km. In 2014, 7% of forest cover of India was affected by fires. Of the major forest types, dry deciduous forests are affected by the highest burnt area, followed by moist deciduous forests.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ananta Kumar Das & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 07/02/2017 regarding mechanical mining in Vyasnagar, Jajpur District, Odisha.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Manoj Kumar Banara & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 05/01/2017 regarding diversion of 1419.95 ha of of forest land for the purpose of iron ore based industries at Jakhapura (Near Daitari) in Cuttack District of Orissa.NGT notes that Clause 6 of the Forest Clearance dated 3.2.1993 prohibits the user agency in cutting of 1.13 lakhs trees situated at 76 ha and directs the Respondent to submit before the Court that they have not cut any trees in the said area.

Swachh Bharat Mission has gained quite a momentum in the past two years. The NDA government’s flagship campaign aims at covering 1.04 crore households, providing 250,000 community toilets, 260,000 public toilets, and a solid waste management facility in each town.

The 13th century CE Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha, India, is believed to have been built at the mouth of an ancient river named Chandrabhaga. This mythical river figures prominently in ancient literature, although at present no river exists in the proximity of the Konark Sun Temple. This study investigates the possibility of existence of a ‘lost’ river system near Konark through integrated geological and geophysical exploration in conjunction with historical evidence.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Biswarajan Paramguru & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/08/2016 regarding pollution caused by Hindalco Industries Ltd and its unit situated at Hirakud District Sambalpur, Odisha.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biranchi Narayan Mahapatra Vs. State of Odisha & Others dated 02/08/2016. The primary question raised in this O.A. (Original Application) is as to whether country liquor manufacturing units fall under consent management of the State PCB. Tribunal in its order said that "it is surprisingly submitted on behalf of State PCB that in their view, it does not fall within the purview of their Consent Management.

India’s ambitious sanitation drive has created a health hazard, with many toilets built cheek by jowl with family water supplies