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NGT Directs OSPCB To Go Tougher On Illegal Brick Kilns In Ganjam

Ganjam: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) to maintain vigil on illegal brick kilns in Ganjam district and complete the actions initiated against them within the requisite time frame. The principal bench of the NGT has issued the direction while disposing off a case pertaining to 640 […]

No 'green' Diwali, Odisha will see all 'Dhoom' & 'Smoke'!

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Apex Court in its ruling in 2018 directed for using only ‘green crackers’ and had stipulated 2-hour window for fire-works on Diwali day to curb noise and air pollution, Odisha seems all set to again witness a smoky and boisterous Diwali on Sunday. Though the SC order didn’t put a blanket […]

11 hotels in Odisha still running despite closure notice

Bhubaneswar: A total of 11 hotels are operating despite closure notices being served to them by the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB), informed Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray in the State Assembly today. In a written reply to a query from Opposition party chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati, the minister stated that the […]

OSPCB to seal hotels in Puri for defaulting on penalty

Puri: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has now geared up to crack whip on defaulting hoteliers who are yet to deposit penalty for flouting pollution norms in the pilgrim  city of Puri. Official sources said, a list of defaulters is now being prepared and the process to seal the hotels is likely to […]

Daya river water not fit for use; 6 treatment plants on anvil

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty today expressed concerns over the quality of water in the Daya River and stressed on spreading awareness on waste water treatment. According to sources, residents of Pamsara village situated on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar depend on the river water for drinking, irrigation and utilitarian purposes. But pollutants in the […]

Pollution board slaps closure notice on Vedanta

Jharsuguda: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) on Wednesday issued notice to Vedanta Aluminium Limited asking it to close down five units of the plant at Katikela. The OSPCB move comes after a breach in Vedanta plant’s ash pond no-2 embankment near Katikela on August 28 that had led to inundation of ash in […]

Breach in ash pond: Pollution board issues show cause notice to Vedanta

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) today served a notice to Vedanta over a breach in ash pond during night hours on August 28. After the wall of the ash pond no. 2 of Vedanta aluminium plant collapsed, liquid ash inundated around 100 acres of paddy fields in Katikela village in Jharsuguda. Irate […]

RSP measures for clean environment

Bhubaneswar: The Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) is taking a slew of measures in recycling of wastes, adopting eco-friendly technologies and spreading green cover. To keep the ambient air pollution free, the steel plant has installed various air pollution control equipment like electro static precipitators, bag houses, dust supression systems, dry fog dust supression systems and […]

Govt gears up for e-waste management in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Carrying forward its earlier decision for e-waste management drive, the Odisha government today entered into a partnership with National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), Manufacturing Association of Information Technology (MAIT) and Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology for control and management of e-waste in Bhubaneswar. A workshop to this effect was organized […]

Pollution Board official in Vigilance net

Balasore: Vigilance sleuths today conducted simultaneous raids on the office and houses of Rabindra Das, section officer of the regional office of the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) here. Acting on a complaint, a team of Vigilance officials led by DSP Madhusudan Behera raided the office of Das and his house in Bhaskarganj area […]

Sale of synthetic colours under scanner

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) and Commissionerate Police on Tuesday conducted joint checking at various Holi color shops in the capital city to prevent sale of synthetic and chemical colours. Acting on a tip off about the sale of synthetic and chemical colours, a six-member team of Commissionerate Police and OSPCB conducted […]