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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jayant Dehuri & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 12/02/2019 regarding construction of a distillery and laying of pipes through Gramya Jungle in Fakirpur Village, Harabhanga Tehsil, Boudh District of Odisha.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bidu Bhusan Harichandan & Other Vs District Collector Khurdha & Others dated 04/02/2019 regarding illegal laterite stone mining at 40 different sites in the Khurdha District of Odisha to an extent of about 500 acres encompassing several villages including Tapanga, Anda and JhinkiJhari under Nijigarh Tapang Panchayat. The area involves amongst others cashew jungle, gramya jungle and gochar land. Neither Environmental Clearance nor Consent to Operate have been obtained from the respective authorities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Niranjan Pradhan & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 04/02/2019 regarding encroachment of 25 acres of revenue forest land by a crusher unit, Keounjhar District, Odisha.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ranjit Kumar Dora Vs District Collector Jajpur & Others dated 28/01/2019 regarding illegal sand mining in the Brahmani river in Dharmasala Tehsil, Jajpur District, Odisha. It is contended that there is rampant use of excavators while permission has been granted only for manual mining. There is excess mining and mining beyond the designated area. Depth of the sand mining has exceeded the permissible limits of 3 mtr resulting in the ground water level in the villages in the vicinity of the river.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Common Cause Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/01/2019 regarding deleterious effect of mining on vegetation of the area. Mining results in a complete elimination of grass in the area which results in denial of fodder to herbivores.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sudarsan Das Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 10/01/2019 regarding illegal sand mining on the banks of river Subarnarekha on borders of West Bengal and Odisha.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Orissa Vs State of Andhra Pradesh & Others dated 03/01/2019 regarding environmental clearance for Polavaram Project.

The company had offered the lowest bid of Rs 2.79 per unit for putting up the 75 Mw project in the state in response to the 200 Mw solar power tenders floated by Gridco

The State Government is worried over inordinate delay in grant of forest and environmental and exploration clearances for some of the major mines of the Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC).

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Orissa Vs State of Andhra Pradesh & Others dated 29/11/2018 regarding Polavaram Project.

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