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Tag: Ospcb

SBM in peril: Odisha figures 6th poorest in solid waste processing in 2018

Bhubaneswar: It looks quite paradoxical. Odisha figured among the top – 15 Solid Waste (SW) generators in the country in 2018. But the State had last year finished among the bottom -6 in processing of SW in the country. Since solid waste processing is the nerve centre of  Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), it seems the […]

'IOCL' oil spill in Kaudia River: OSPCB begins investigation

Bhubaneswar/Paradip: A day after reports of an oil spill allegedly from the pipelines of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) in the Kaudia River at Atharbanki in Paradip, a team of officials of the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) visited the spot today and collected water samples for tests. The oil spill was first noticed by […]

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 […]

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 […]

IMFA gets green signal for mining in Sukinda, Mahagiri

Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) today permitted Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys (IMFA), the leading ferroalloys producer in the country, to resume mining activities in its two chromite mines in Sukinda and Mahagiri. OSPCB had earlier, on March 24, served a show cause notice to IMFA and asked to explain why the ‘consent […]

IMFA says closure of plant will affect its CSR activities

Bhubaneswar: Indian Metal & Ferro Alloys [IMFA] today said it was forced to shut down its four blast furnaces and a 60 MW power plant at Therubali and Choudwar after Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) revoked Consent to Operate [CTO] the chromite mines. OSPCB’s withdrawal of CTO resulted in making the industry non-operational and […]

Mining ban on IMFA: Aberration in pollution board’s approach questioned

Cuttack: As livelihood of thousands is threatened with a halt in operations at India Metals and Ferro Alloys’ (IMFA) Therubali and Choudwar plants following the mining ban ordered by Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB), questions are being raised on the pollution watchdog’s approach while ordering ban. While only notices have been served to Odisha […]

IMFA workers
Despite reply to show cause notice, ban imposed before personal hearing : IMFA

Cuttack: With hundreds of workers continuing their stir in front of the plant of India Metals and Ferro Alloys (IMFA) at Choudwar in Cuttack protesting the order of the Odisha Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) to ban mining at the Mahagiri and Sukinda Chromite, the company authorities today clarified that they had responded to the notice of […]

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 […]

20 hotels to be sealed in Puri tomorrow

Puri: After Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) served closure notices on 20 hotels operating in Puri, the district administration is all set to seal these hotels on Saturday. According to sources, the district administration has slapped seal notices to these hotels and asked tourists to vacate the hotels by Friday evening. The hotels which […]

OSPCB serves closure notices on 10 hotels

Bhubaneswar: Acting on the directive of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has served closure notices on 10 hotels operating in Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj. According to sources, the Balasore of office of OSPCB has served notices to the 10 hotels for running their business without necessary approval of […]

OSPCB serves closure notices on 10 Puri hotels

Puri: Acting on the directive of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has served closure notices on 10 hotels operating near the Puri sea beach. According to sources, the board served the notices to the hotels as they do not have their own water treatment plant. Earlier, the hotel […]

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 […]

OSPCB slaps closure notice on Omfed plant

Bhubaneswar: After issuing a series of warnings over the last one and half years, the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has slapped a closure notice on the Chandrasekharpur plant of the state government-run Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Limited (Omfed). The SPCB has served the closure notice on Omfed for allegedly polluting the […]

Odisha asks Pollution Control Board to cover up fine stocks

With the Justice M B Shah Commission of Inquiry expressing concern over the pollution of river Baitarani because of mining, the Odisha government has asked the State Pollution Control Board to ensure covering of fines stocked near mines, official sources said