The Supreme Court judgment last week directing Orissa to hold gram sabha meetings in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts over whether bauxite mining can be allowed in the Niyamgiri mountains has opene

Supreme Court has continued a ban on bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri Hills in Odisha considered sacred by tribals. Read text of this order dated 18 April 2013

With the availability of bauxite out of sight, even two months after it shut down its Lanjigarh alumina refinery, Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) has urged the Odisha government to expedite processing of the applications of state-controlled Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) for bauxite mining leases.

“We have requested the state government to expedite processing of OMC’s pending applications, especially for those bauxite leases that fall in non-forest areas. These applications are either at the PL (prospecting licence) or ML (mining lease) stage.

After imposing penalty of about Rs 75,000 crore against 104 mining companies for excess production of ore, Odisha government has identified 111 mines violating environment laws, official sources sa

For years, he kept incurring losses as the yield did not match his expenditure on the crop.

Flash floods triggered by incessant rains have killed one person, displaced hundreds of people and damaged paddy crops in Odisha, an official said Tuesday.

JK Paper Ltd, a flagship company of the JK Singhania group is setting up a new 1.65 lakh tonnes per annum (TPA) paper plant at its existing unit in Rayagada in Odhisa.

For this, the company plans to invested Rs 1650 crore to meet growing demand, customers’ needs and aspirations especially from digital printing industry. JK Paper holds 28 per cent of market share of Indian paper industry.

The chairman of London-headquartered Vedanta Resources, Anil Agarwal, on Wednesday, met Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik and sought his intervention for supply of bauxite to the Lanjigarh alumi

BHUBANESWAR: An independent study on nutrition status in Odisha’s Rayagada district has revealed that a whopping 75 per cent children face stunting, thanks to acute malnutrition.

Bhubaneswar: Calling for legal action against Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) for the sudden closure of its refinery plant at Lanjigarh, senior BJP leader and former minister Pradip Kumar Nayak on