Lack of proper toilets in Odisha’s Paradip has now led to unfortunate conditions. The villagers seem to have found a way to solve the issue by building makeshift toilets with bamboo sticks on top of rivers across town.
Layers of toxic foam reappeared on the surface of Yamuna River as locals continue to express their dissatisfaction over the approach of the government.
Paradip: In a shocking incident thousands of dead fishes were found floating on Sahara Matsyadia river in Paradip today. Though the exact reason behind the death of the fishes is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that water pollution could be the cause. Soon after the news was reported in media, members of the […]
Talcher: It has been eight years since the State government promised a waste water treatment plant in the industrial city of Talcher to treat the discharge which is being dumped into Brahmani River, the second longest river in the State. The project is yet to see the light of the day as lakhs of city […]
Khurda: Following the State government’s announcement few days ago that water of Daya river is not fit for use, residents of Khurda town today demanded immediate measures to avail Naraj barrage water instead of harmful water from Daya. The locals questioned as to why the Khurda Public Health Department is supplying polluted Daya river water […]
Berhampur: After nearly a gap of one year, hundreds of dead fish were again seen floating near Gopalpur port in Ganjam district. As per reports of an expert team, poisonous chemical content in the water has led to the deaths, though the source of the chemicals is unknown. Talking to OTV, Marine Technology expert Bijay […]
London: In what shows how far plastic pollution has spread, scientists on an expedition have discovered such pollution on remote frozen ice floes in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. A team of scientists led by marine biologist Tim Gordon of the University of Exeter in Britain carried out research on two sailing boats as part […]
New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh and the Uttarakhand governments to file affidavits stating what steps they have taken to comply with its directions to clean the Ganga in the stretch between Gomukh and Unnao. The green panel, in a detailed judgement, had passed a slew of […]
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to tackle pollution of rivers and other water bodies across the State, six septage treatment plants (STPs) were inaugurated at Bhubaneswar, Puri, Berhampur, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur and Rourkela today. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated the STPs to the people of these six cities through video conferencing during a two-day national workshop on […]
Sonepur: More than 50 people have been taken ill following outbreak of Cholera at different villages in Sonepur and cyclone Fani-hit Brahmagiri of Puri district. According to sources, dozens of people complained of stomach pain and later showed symptoms of vomiting and dysentery at Janmura village in Sonepur district on Wednesday. At least 23 of […]
Sambalpur: A day after President Ram Nath Kovind stressed on Centre’s plans to extend the ‘Namami Gange’ scheme up to Odisha, the focus has again shifted on the rampant pollution in Mahanadi, the life line of the State. At present, polluted water from several industries is being directly discharged into Mahanadi river. Similarly, untreated waste […]
Bhubaneswar: The idol immersion ceremony of Goddess Durga was conducted with much fanfare in different parts of Odisha on Wednesday. Although temporary ponds were set up in Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and other major cities; in many areas, where such provisions were not made, idols were immersed in rivers, canals and other water bodies leading to pollution. […]
Ranchi: Thousands of fish have died in a pond here due to lack of oxygen, government officials said on Monday. The dead fish were found floating in the pond on Monday at Line Tank Pond situated in Chadari in Ranchi. Environmentalists say that the immersion of Goddess Durga idols and Deepawali caused the death of […]
New Delhi: Asserting that the government is working in the direction of enhancing drinking water capacity in the country, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Thursday said India’s water is “unproductive” as well as “least productive”, and suggested that the drinkable water resource of the country can be restored for the next 50 years […]
Cuttack: The rising level of pollution in Kathajodi and Mahanadi rivers here due to the direct discharge of sewage from industries and urban local bodies has become a concern for the residents of the millennium city. According to an OTV ground report at Canal Bridge, Khannagar, waste water from the city was incessantly being released […]