The Khadimati Surakhya Committee, a local organization, has been opposing mining operations in the stone quarry located near Hatasuku village under Kumargandhana Panchayat in Lamtaput Block of the district since a long time.
Prohibitory orders were imposed at a black granite stone quarry at Aruha hillock under Dharmasala tehsil in the district after allegations surfaced on the operation of mines without valid documents and environmental clearance.
Malkangiri: People from several villages in Malkangiri district staged a protest against the proposal to grant mining lease to a firm from Andhra Pradesh for a stone quarry at Amakunda village under the Khairaput block on Wednesday. Denizens from as many as seven panchayats gathered at Amakunda and protested over the proposed project alleging that […]
Mayurbhanj: Despite stringent laws to curb illegal stone quarrying, rampant blasting in stone mines near Sarisua village under Kaptipada tehsil of Mayurbhanj continue to threat human lives and disturb ecological balance by depleting green cover. Locals allege that mafia continue to plunder the mining areas by excavating tonnes of stones on a daily basis without even […]
Bargarh: The residents of Sambalpuri village in Bargarh district are having a harrowing time due to the high intensity sound of alleged illegal blasting in a stone quarry in the region. With the use of JCB and driller machines, and also by performing blasts, tonnes of stones are being allegedly smuggled from the quarry. On […]
Jeypore: The body of the JCB operator, trapped inside the stone quarry near Bariput since May 31, was recovered after 14 days of rescue operation today. The deceased has been identified as Ghanashyam Guru. Though the body of Guru, a resident of Deogarh, was first spotted on June 10, the rescue team was able to […]
Khurda: Police today arrested eight persons in connection with the attack on two Tehsildars and one Additional Tehsildar allegedly after the trio conducted raids on seven illegal stone quarries near Patrapada area under Tangi block of Khurda district. Acting on a tip-off, eight platoon forces led by SP raided Badapokharia village and nabbed the eight […]
Khurdha: Unidentified members reportedly belonging to mafia involved in illegal stone quarrying today threatened to kill a group of tehsildars who were returning with seized trucks and JCB machines after raiding illegal stone quarries in Nirakarpur area of Khurdha district. Tehsildar of Tangi and Khurdha along with the additional tehsildar of Chilika had raided seven […]
Jajpur: The Jajpur district administration will constitute a task force to crack the whip on illegal stone quarries in the district, days after the death of two workers at a quarry here. “We are going to form a task force headed by Jajpur sub-collector. It will have officials from mining, forest, pollution control board and […]
Jajpur: Two persons were killed and another was critically injured when boulders fell on them during alleged illegal quarrying at Jabara Hill in Jajpur district today. The mishap took place at Jabara village within Jenapur police station limits when work was on at the hill to extract black stone conducting blasting and using wagon drilling, […]