Odisha Integrated Power Ltd will conduct bidding process for selecting developer for first 4,000 MW

The Union power ministry has decided to complete the process of bidding and award of projects for the Bhedabahal (Odisha) and Cheyyur (Tamil Nadu) ultra mega power projects (UMPPs) by January next year.

Conducted by State Pollution Control Board, hearing saw the participation of more than 1,000 villagers

The State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) conducted the public hearing at Koira (Sundargarh) for capacity ramp up of Koira iron ore mines to four million tonne per annum (mtpa) from 1.5 mtpa presently and also for establishment of a 1.2 mtpa pellet plant at Nuagaon by Aditya Birla Group owned Essel Mining & Industries Ltd (EMIL).

Analysing the problem-ridden process of implementing the Forest Rights Act 2006 in Odisha, this paper points out that it has focused more on providing land rights to individual claimants, neglecting community forest rights, the rights in protected areas, and other such provisions. Even so, the number of titles granted to tribal households is small compared to their total number in the state. Effective and comprehensive implementation of the FRA will have a significant impact on the livelihood of forest dwellers and the conservation of forests.

Apart from that firms in dock are Tata Steel, Essel Mining, MCL, OMC

At a time when the mine owners in Odisha are already burdened with a hefty penalty of Rs 65,000 crore imposed by the mines department for excess ore extraction, there is no let up from the environment department as well.

The protest of people of 19 villages under Lakhanpur block in Jharsuguda district against proposed 4000-mw super thermal power plant by NTPC and JSW in Chhattisgarh border continued on Monday.

BHUBANESWAR: Families affected by Hirakud dam staged a demonstration outside the assembly here on Saturday, demanding 10 decimal of homestead land to each family.

Four more bodies were today extricated from under a coal dump which crashed at an open cast mine of the Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd in Odisha’s Sundargarh district yesterday, taking the toll to 14, tho

The death toll in the coal dump crash at a Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) site in Odisha’s Sundargarh district reached 14 on Sunday night as four more bodies were recovered and the rescue operat

Ministry has asked Odisha to clarify various aspects including concerns about environment

The state government will take two week’s time to reply to queries of Union mines ministry on grant of Khandadhar iron ore lease to Posco India, state steel and mines minister said today.

As many as 114 people have died of malaria in Sundargarh district since 2008. The samples of 371,541 patients were sent for malaria test in 2008.