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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biren Kr. Pradhan & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 21/03/2017 regarding obtaining Environmental Clearance (EC) for the widening of National Highway-200 as the work would also involve extraction of minor minerals including soil, land and gravels. NGT impleads SEIAA, Odisha and DEIAA, Deogarh district as according to the court these are the competent authorities to decide on the question as to whether the project would require EC or not.

TALCHER :Two mega coal mines of MCL, shut down by the villagers of Soloda, remained closed on Thursday as the agitators refused to call off their strike.

Odisha has at least 40 Royal Bengal Tigers (RBT) and 318 leopards in different tiger reserves and forests.

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) on Monday served show-cause notices to seven stone quarries operating in Khurda's Tangi for violating pollution control norms.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Ghasiram Panda Vs District Collector, Subarnapur & Others dated 17/02/2017 regarding plastic waste disposal in Sonepur Municipality, Subarnapur District, Odisha.

The Counsel for Sonepur Municipality submits that steps have been taken to declare the Sonepur Municipality as ‘plastic free zone’ but issuance of the final notification has been delayed due to the ongoing panchayat elections.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Durga Kishan Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 17/02/2017. The principal ground raised in this OA (Original Application) is that the expansion of State Highway No. 10 from Rourkela to Sambalpur in the State of Odisha is being carried out by without obtaining Forest Clearance.

The Eastern Zone Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued a notice to all the respondents, including Tata Steel and the Odisha government, following a petition seeking an injunction on

Petitioner had raised concerns relating to impact on environment

ROURKELA: Even as broiler poultry birds remain unaffected by the bird flu virus, an abrupt drop in consumption of chicken has been noticed over the last 25 days leaving poultry vendors and farmers

KENDRAPADA: The National Green Tribunal's (NGT) eastern zone bench in Kolkata has issued notices to the Odisha government, the regional officer of National Highways Authority of India, Odisha State

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