BHUBANESWAR: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the forest department to inspect Utkal Alumina International Limited (UAIL) at Rayagada to check whether its refinery unit and mines are

BPSL has proposed to expand steel making capacity at its Thelkoli plant near Sambalpur from 2.8 mtpa to 5.5 mtpa

Despite incessant rains, several tribals under the banner of the CPI (M) demonstrated before the Thuamul Rampur tehsil office in Kalahandi district of Odisha on Wednesday to protest against their p

The charges were based on the report of a fact finding team sent by the party to the project area at Kashipur in Rayagada district

Competitive bidding not done for selecting pvt promoters

The office of the Comptroller & Accountant General (CAG) of India has slammed the Odisha government for entering into MoUs (memorandum of understanding) with industrial houses without any policy or guidelines for assessing the need for industries. The CAG which is conducting performance audit of commitments made to MoU signed companies on land, water and minerals, noted that pre-requisites for signing of MoUs with promoter companies was not prescribed.

New Delhi The government on Monday cancelled the allocation of another coal block over allegations of irregularities and deducted bank guarantees of two allottees for failing to develop the mines in time. The cancelled allocation was that of Gourangdih ABC block given to JSW Steel and Himachal EMTA.

The move follows the recommendation of the inter-ministerial group (IMG), which is scrutinising 29 blocks awarded to the private parties out of the total 58 that were issued showcause notices for delays in development. Some of these find mention in the Comptroller and Auditor General's recent performance audit report on captive coal blocks.

Deallocates Gourangdih ABC, jointly given to JSW Steel & Himachal EMTA, with this, govt has approved cancellation of licenses of 5 coal blocks

The Government today decided to deallocate one more mine - Gourangdih ABC, jointly given to JSW Steel and Himachal EMTA besides deduction of bank guarantees of two allottees for failing to develop mines within time. This follows the recommendation made by Inter-Ministerial group (IMG) which is scrutinising 29 blocks awarded to the private parties out of the total 58 which were given show cause notices for delays in development and some of these find mention in CAG report.

More than 40,000 Jhodias, the principal tribe of Orissa's Kashipur, find themselves disenfranchised for reason's nobody's willing to admit or accept.

This essay contends that the economic liberalization, privatization and globalization (LPG) model of development in India is virtually depriving the tribal people and other agriculture dependent poor people of their traditional means of sustainable livelihood by promoting the unregulated growth of mineral-based industries in the tribal regions of India.

The public sphere as conceptualised by Habermas is a bourgeois institution that had emerged in European countries as a "discursive platform" to engage in critical discussion and deliberations with the idea of delivering "common good". The institution has been replicated in many countries including India.