SAMBALPUR: Unbridled growth and unchecked encroachments have posed a serious threat to natural resources, particularly water bodies. And this assumes significance at a time when climate change, manifested in growing heat in the cities like Sambalpur, is taking a heavy toll.

Sambalpur is hardly left with any forest cover and the water bodies are dying a slow death.

Residents of Bhatra, on the outskirts of Sambalpur town, struggle to get their share of water from tankers provided by the Sambalpur Municipality.

BRAJRAJNAGAR: Residents of Brajrajnagar have been in the grip of drinking water crisis for three days now.

BHUBANESWAR: Climate change, as a major threat to the planet Earth, has influenced everything

SAMBALPUR: Though Sambalpur town is located on the downstream of the Hirakud dam reservoir on the banks of the river Mahanadi, many parts of the town are facing acute water shortage over the last one week. Water level in the river has gone down and a breach has been made in the barrage to hold water.

Records of hazardous waste generated by the unit were not maintained Hazardous waste was being produced during several steps in production of aluminium. Waste from pots, or vessels in which final chemical reaction to produce aluminium takes place, was found containing cyanide and fluoride beyond permissible limits Waste produced by the plant included spent pot line, floor dust,

Hindalco continues to violate norms, damages crops Hindalco Industries

SAMBALPUR: The closure of Orient Paper Mills (OPM) way back in 1999 may have dealt a blow to thousands of families besides derailing the district

SAMBALPUR: The National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) has been in existence here for three years now but the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Sambalpur district, has been able to provide 100 days of work to only 170 households against 1,33,154 job cards issued in the district.

SAMBALPUR: Notwithstanding numerous notices served by State Pollution Control Board (SPCB), aluminum producer Hindalco has failed to act on hazardous waste management. The wastes are reportedly generated by Hindalco