The illegal mining investigator Justice MB Shah Commission has asked the state government to provide the survey and demarcation maps of 29 more iron ore and manganese mines in the state.

“Out of 195 mines, the Commission has received the survey and demarcation of 148 mines. As mentioned in the group plan of existing mining leases of Keonjhar and Sundrgarh districts map this Commission has not received survey and demarcation of 29 leases,” Sudhir S Shah, registrar of the commission, said in a letter to the state steel and mines department.

State-run miner Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) has signed pacts with steel makers Adhunik Metaliks and Rexon Strips to supply iron ore for next five years from its Kurmitar Pahar mines in Khandadhar area in Koira mining circle of Sundergarh district.

“We have entered into two long-term sales agreements with two companies-Adhunik Metaliks and Rexon Strips. These companies will get one million tonne iron ore every year for a period of five year from Kurmitar mine (Khandadhar),” said Saswat Mishra, chairman-cum-managing director of OMC.

This Executive summary of Bijahan Coal Mine of Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd. shows the detail of project and their Environment Impact Assessment and Environment Management Plan.

Ending the long wait, rains lashed large parts of the State prompting the weather office to announce the onset of southwest monsoon in Odisha.

Searing heatwave conditions continue to make life miserable in Sundargarh district with the mercury hovering between 42 and 46 degree Celsius.

Former BJP legislator Shankar Oram has shot off a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seeking inquiry into sub-standard works of a rural road under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)

Bhubaneswar: Normal life was crippled on the day as heat wave continued in most parts of Odisha with mercury touching 46.6 degree Celsius in the state capital of Bhubaneswar and Talcher.

BHUBANESWAR: The gruelling heatwave claimed nine more lives in Odisha on Saturday as day temperature soared across the State. The official death toll jumped from 10 to 19 on a single day.

BHUBANESWAR: In a major boost to sustainable agriculture technology for soil management, the Agriculture Department has proposed to establish 20 new soil testing laboratories in the State.

The National Green Tribunal's decision to suspend the environmental clearance given to Posco vindicates the project's critics.

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