Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nabin Meher Vs ACB (India) Limited & Others dated 06/05/2019 regarding violation of the Air Act 1981 and the Water Act 1974 by M/s. ACB (India) Limited while operating its coal washery plant in village Kanika, tehsil Hemgir, district Sundargarh, Odisha. It is alleged that raw coal is transported by use of heavy trucks which are uncovered resulting in black coal dust settling along the route. The entire area where the plant is located has been covered by a thick layer of black coal dust.

Shortly after, the protestors resorted to road blockade which was continuing till the report was filed. About 25 platoons of police forces, including OSAF personnel have been deployed.

Following tension among protesters and supporters to a proposed capacity expansion project of limestone mines of OCL India Limited, Rajgangpur, a public hearing meeting was postponed on Wednesday.

The District Mineral Foundations (DMFs) in the State have collected Rs 4,075 crore in the last three years, while only Rs 389 crore was spent over the period.

Closing the Enforcement Gap: Groundtruthing of Environmental Violations in Sundargarh, Odisha highlights a community-led groundtruthing exercise carried out in relation to operations of the Kulda Open Cast Mining Project in Sundargarh, Odisha.

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi-based nonprofit think tank, analysed the situation in mining-affected areas in Sundargarh district to identify issues where the District Mi

The Supreme Court on 2 Aug 2017, imposed a 100% penalty on illegal mining on account of lack of forest and environment clearances, mining outside lease/permitted area and for encroachment beyond the mining area in Odisha. The 100% penalty will be levied on the miners’ total value of illegal extracts over the years. Read full text of this 114-page verdict

Countries in the Asia Pacific region aim to eliminate malaria by 2030. A cornerstone of malaria elimination is the effective management of Anopheles mosquito vectors. Current control tools such as insecticide treated nets or indoor residual sprays target mosquitoes in human dwellings. We find in a high transmission region in India, malaria vector populations show a high propensity to feed on livestock (cattle) and rest in outdoor structures such as cattle shelters. We also find evidence for a shift in vector species complex towards increased zoophilic behavior in recent years.

BHUBANESWAR: According to the weatherman, cold wave condition would prevail at some pockets in the state for next four days from Friday.

Representations were received by the Commission from Lachhu Oram and others from Sundergarh District of Odisha, who pray for justice as after acquisition of their land, for establishment of Rourkela Steel Plant erstwhile Hindusan Steel Plant, due compensation was not paid, employment was not given to family members of displaced persons.

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