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BHUBANESWAR: The death toll in Cyclone Fani rose to 29 on Sunday, two days after the "extremely severe" storm barrelled through coastal Odisha, causing widespread destruction and leaving hundreds g

In many developing countries, agricultural policies and programs are often designed in a way to promote productivity growth with modern inputs and technologies, and with limited reference to the nutrition gains that gain be made through production diversification.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sourendri Deheri Vs Sanjay Kumar Agarwal & Others dated 30/04/2019 regarding M/s Shyam Metalics & Energy Ltd.

Coastal, southern districts of the State put on alert

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Satya Prakash Pattnayak Vs State of Odisha dated 16/04/2019 regarding illegal sand mining and transportation, which is causing air pollution and damage to River Jambhira and River Muradi at Morad Tahasil, Odisha.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Basant Patra Vs State of Odisha dated 15/04/2019 regarding pollution of Jagannath Sagar Lake at Jeypore, Odisha. A bus stop is being developed by filling a part of the lake.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Prahallad Pradhan & Others Vs District Collector, Deogarh & Others dated 09/04/2019 regarding Gram Panchayat building proposed to be constructed in Golabandha Village under Barkote Tahasil having Sabik Kisam Bad Jungle an area of 1.080 acres without any prior approval from Central Government as required under Forest Conservation Act 1980.

The purpose of scientific study is to ascertain contamination levels, related to human and animal faecal contamination in Environmental Medium viz. Water, Soil and Food in 4 numbers of villages each in one ODF and one non-ODF district in each of the three states viz. Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sudhansu Sekhar Kuanr & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 01/04/2019 regarding illegal mining in more than 29.90 acers of cashew forest land known as Kisam Jungle in Madanpur Mouza in Ghasipura Tahasil of Keounjhar District embrisied in Khata No. 754, Plot No. 2824 of that village. The applicant has stated that illegal mining is taking place without any approval document in the forest area and that during 2012 criminal prosecutions have been lodged against 5 different persons for trespassing in the forest area.

A large percentage of urban Indians rely on on-site sanitation systems for managing their Faecal waste, in absence of public sewers. With an increase in the number of toilets due to initiatives such as the Swachh Bharat Mission, the issue of Faecal Sludge Management (‘FSM’) becomes increasingly important.