BHUBANESWAR: At least 30 industries in Jharsuguda-Sambalpur belt have been directed to launch a massive plantation drive before the onset of monsoon this year.

The direction came after a review meeting on Friday in Sambalpur, attended by forest and environment secretary, representatives of industries, forest officials and officials of Orissa State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB). "The industries have been asked to undertake plantation work to make the industrial belt environment-friendly. It is part of their corporate social responsibility," said OSPCB member secretary L K Tewari.

Sambalpur: Farmers are up with arms against the proposed Sankha Bhanguni minor irrigation project to be constructed near Sodhamal in Sambalpur'sJamenkira block.

Bhusan Power and Steel Limited (BPSL) at Thelkuli suffered yet another jolt with the regional office of Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) directing it to suspend work on the proposed ash

The town and its adjoining areas are reeling under severe cold wave conditions.

Forest and environment minister Bijayshree Routray today informed the State Assembly that the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has found 43 stations of nine main rivers of the state as

At a time when controversy surrounding block allocations has caught different coal bearing states in a bind, the Ministry of Coal has urged the Odisha government to submit its action taken report at the earliest in connection with illegal coal mining activities.

In the light of observations made by the parliamentary standing committee on coal & steel, coal secretary S K Srivastava has asked Odisha chief secretary B K Patnaik to expedite the action taken reports so that they can be compiled and sent to the Lok Sabha secretariat.

Says reserves to last only four years more

Has Hindalco Industries’ lease for Odisha’s only operational private coal mine been a bonanza or a carefully husbanded and now depleting asset? According to the state mining department, the company has so far excavated about 16 million tonnes from this one, at Talabira in this district. If the calculation of operating margin at Rs 295.41 per tonne of coal indicated in the report of the country’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is taken as reference, Hindalco made a financial gain of Rs 466 crore.

SAMBALPUR: Villagers of Khaliapali are up in arms against the ACC Cement Ltd for its alleged faulty fly ash management.

The Orissa High Court on Wednesday directed the State Government and police to take strong measures to curb the illegal transportation of cattle from different districts to outside the State.

Hundreds of farmers on Monday gheraoed the regional office of Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) demanding an explanation on the decision to keep in abeyance the closure notice issued to