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Tag: Deforestation

Translocation of trees
Odisha Suggests Translocation Instead Of Felling Of Trees For Road Construction Works

A total of 1,85,00,748 trees have been felled for the widening of roads in Odisha from 2010-11 to 2020-21.

Odisha: Bear Nightmare For Koraput Villagers, Watch Video

Jeypore: Panic gripped the residents at Ladijodi village under Borigumma block here in Koraput district for last several days after six sloth bears are found moving around the village in the night. Locals said the animals sneak into the human settlement soon after the sunset and roam around till late night before leaving for forest […]

Rebirth of Punasia Forests In Odisha's Mayurbhanj
Planting The Barren Green: Rebirth Of Punasia Forests In Odisha's Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: It is said that every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. Well, in worship of the Mother Nature, the womenfolk in Punasia village under Bangiriposi of Mayurbhanj district have corroborated, better than anyone else, the significance of preservation of forests and green cover in the […]

Watch: Odisha Man Carves Out Faces Of Famous Personalities On Trees To Prevent Deforestation

Baripada: A resident of the Banabati block of Mayurbhanj district, Samarendra Behera, is now a local sensation thanks to his meticulous and artistic art carving on trees to raise awareness against felling of the green cover. Behera carves out faces of famous personalities on trees for the purpose. “People usually don’t think twice before carving out […]

Deforestation for coffee production ups malaria risk

Sydney: Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have estimated that 20 per cent of the malaria risk in deforestation hot spots is driven by the international trade of exports including coffee, cocoa, palm oil, tobacco, beef and cotton. Previous studies have shown deforestation and rainforest disturbances can increase the transmission of malaria by creating conditions […]

Op-Ed: A Welcome Gift From the Centre

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government must be grateful to the Centre for allocating more than rupees five thousand crore for afforestation and forest regeneration activities in the state over a period of ten years. The allocation, believed to be the highest compared to any other state, has been made by Centre’s Compensatory Afforestation Fund […]

Mass tree transplantation initiative to save roadside green cover in Kandhamal

Phulbani: The Forest department on Wednesday initiated a major step to preserve thousands of roadside trees along NH-59 by transplanting them to safer locations instead of cutting them down for road expansion. As per reports, the Forest department aims to transplant as many as 2,649 large and valuable roadside trees in view of expansion of […]

Amid protests, CM orders stoppage of tree cutting for beer factory

Bhubaneswar: A day after Dhenkanal district administration’s deforestation drive to pave way for a proposed beer factory at Balarampur was vehemently opposed, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today ordered immediate stoppage of tree cutting. As per the notification issued by the Office of the Chief Minister (CMO), the Central Range Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) has […]

Nuapada couple plant trees
Love for green! Nuapada couple transforms barren land into forest

Nuapada: At a time when large scale deforestation is leading to ecological imbalance and global warming across the globe, a couple in Nuapada is working relentlessly towards restoring green cover. Lalmani Harijan and his wife Ghasen Harijan converted an unproductive barren patch of land into a forest. It is only due to their effort that […]

Birds get artificial habitat in Paradip town

  Paradip: An artificial habitat has been created in Paradip for birds in front of Paradip Seamens Club by NGO Adarsh Prayash. The aim of this unique project is to provide shelter, food and water to birds that have lost their habitat due to construction of port, industrialisation and deforestation. As a part of the […]