Undertake an Environment-Friendly Act a Day: Environment Minister

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Swacchta Pakhwada in Environment Ministry Concludes, But Cleanliness Campaign to Continue Uninterrupted Throughout the Year Exhorting the people to undertake one small environment-friendly act every day, Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has invited people to share any environment-friendly act with the Ministry on the website. Addressing a large gathering […]

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TOILET, a Movie to Laud Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Toilet: Ek Prem Katha to encourage national Campaign on silver screen PM Narendra Modi praises Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film PM Narendra Modi took social media to appreciate Akshay Kumar’s upcoming Bollywood movie Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Modi retweeted Akshay Kumar’s tweet with the official trailer of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. […]

In 2 years, DMF Collects Rs 5,800 crore: CSE Assessment

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh alone account for close to 70 per cent of total money deposited in DMFs DMF instituted in March 2015 under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, with the aim of giving mining-affected people in India a share in the benefits from mining Has […]

Ozone Pollution at Alarming Levels in Delhi: CSE

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi:  On the eve of the World Environment Day, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) warns no one is safe from deadly ozone pollution Increased heat wave and rising summer temperatures, inevitable with climate change, is worsening this trend This is bad news for those suffering from asthma and respiratory […]

New banking ordinance a welcome step, but inadequate: CSE

By Odisha Story Bureau,  New Delhi: Must consider environmental and social risk management for reducing the number of non-performing assets (NPAs) Measures employed by the RBI and the Ordinance suggest that focus is more on reactive rather than proactive approaches Delay in obtaining project-related approvals is mainly due to inadequate project planning, gaps in environmental […]

PM Modi’s message on Earth Day

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi tweeted his message on Earth Day as follows. “Earth Day is a day of gratitude to Mother Earth and a day to reiterate our firm resolve to keep our planet clean and green. #EarthDay is a day of gratitude to Mother Earth & a day […]

Kasturi Crisis of Puri Temple: Nepal Prez Assures to Resume Supply

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar: On her maiden visit to India Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday morning paid a visit the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha.  After paying obeisance to the Trinity inside the holy shrine she opined on the issue of Kasturi (Musk) crisis at the temple. Bhandari assured the state government (Govt. […]

LED Expo: Larger than ever before

By Odisha Story Bureau, Mumbai: Growing interest from Asian manufacturers marks 39% increase in international participation Platform to bring forward energy-saving technologies for the Indian market Opening in two weeks, LED Expo will bring some of the leading LED technology manufacturers from 11 – 13 May to Mumbai, to promote widespread penetration of LED lights […]

New CSE analysis finds solar rooftop power tariff is half the cost of DG sets

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Housing societies should replace diesel generator (DG) sets with rooftop solar power systems, recommends CSE Centre for Science and Environment releases its new study report and policy brief Solar Rooftop: Replacing Diesel Generators in Residential Societies Calls for a ban on use of DG sets in new residential societies […]

Environment protection should be a constitutional mandate: Justice Pasayat

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Vice-Chairman, Special Investigation Team on Black Money and former Judge of the Supreme Court Dr. Justice Arijit Pasayat has delivered the 16th Edition of Nalco Foundation Day Lecture Series on ‘Environment & Progress : Issues & Challenges’, here today. While introducing the topic, Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, Nalco […]