The Odisha High Court has nominated the district judges of Rayagada and Kalahandi as observers to oversee the proceedings of gram sabhas to be conducted in 12 villages on Niyamgiri hill slopes sadd

KORAPUT: With the Supreme Court leaving it to villagers to decide the fate of Vedanta's mining plan at Niyamgiri hills at gram sabhas, the anti-mining campaign at villages situated in and around Ni

BHUBANESWAR: Governor S C Jamir on Wednesday took stock of the steps the state government has taken since the April 18 Supreme Court order on proposed mining in Niyamgiri hills, official sources sa

Following the Supreme Court judgment over bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills in Orissa last month, Union tribal affairs minister V Kishore Chandra Deo has written to Governor SC Jamir to invoke his

Padayatra will cover many villages in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts before culminating at Muniguda on May 22.

In its April 18 order, SC had directed the Odisha govt to conduct Gram Sabhas at Niyamgiri within three months to seek the mandate of the locals

The Odisha government today said it would seek six more weeks from the Supreme Court (SC) to conduct Gram Sabhas to decide the fate of bauxite mining at the ecologically sensitive Niyamgiri hills.

The state government on Thursday said it has succeeded in achieving immunization coverage for 88 per cent children in Odisha in the age group of zero to five years.

With the clock ticking, the tribal affairs ministry has set the ball rolling for village assemblies or gram sabhas to decide on allowing Vedanta to source bauxite from the Niyamgiri hills, consider

Directions under Section 12 of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006 (in short Forest Rights Act) to comply to the Hon’ble Supreme Court judgement dated 18th April, 2013 in W.P (Civil) No.

The project opponents didn't allow peaceful conduct of hearing by State Pollution Control Board, forcing the district authorities to adjourn hearing

The public hearing on the environment impact assessment (EIA) for the proposed Rs 4,500-crore alumina refinery project of RSB Metaltech Pvt Ltd in south Odisha’s Rayagada district was disrupted on Wednesday as several project opponents stormed the venue at Kiapadu, some 25 km from Rayagada town.