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BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government has sanctioned Rs 2.25 crore for conservation of blackbucks and freshwater turtles under a state plan scheme of wildlife conservation and protection.

If the value of the iron ore and manganese mined in Sundargarh and Keonjhar districts for one year is given to the tribal families of the two Orissa districts, each of the tribals would be richer b

With an inquiry finding a large number of mines flouting environmental laws in the state, Odisha government has asked the collectors of at least six mineral rich districts to file cases against the

Peeved over clandestine approach of Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC) officials to acquire land in Tilia village for expansion of Units III and IV (2 X 660 MW) of Thermal Power Station, th

‘The pursuit of super profits has drained the miners of feeling for fellow human beings’

It is one of the most scathing reports from the stable of Justice M.B. Shah Commission on illegal iron and manganese ore mining. It holds businessmen, the Odisha government and the Union government, responsible for systematic exploitation of natural resources and linked rampant corruption.

In what could halt many mining activities, the Supreme Court on Monday stayed a ministry of environment and forests notification permitting mining in forest areas for two years without clearances under Forest Conservation Act and Environment Protection Act.

The February 1, 2013 notification had told states that mining activities in forest areas should be stopped if the lease holder failed to obtain clearances under FCA and EPA within two years of commencing mining operations.

POSCO "would not carry on tree cutting/felling in the forest area" till the Odisha government gives forest clearance, says National Green Tribunal in this order dated 24/01/2014. Read text of this NGT order.

Company has also filed 33 applications for alternative bauxite mines

Continuing its frenzied efforts to secure alternate bauxite supplies, Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) has urged the Odisha government to fast track its applications for three small laterite deposits in Koraput district for mining lease by the end of this month.

With only months to go for the general elections, the new environment minister has gone into overdrive to clear projects.

New Delhi : The Orissa government has said no to a CBI inquiry into illegal mining of iron and manganese in the state even though the Justice MB Shah commission had recommended a probe by the agenc