E-vehicle Manufacturers in BMC Call for Creating a Suitable Ecosystem in City

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The growing focus on climate change and rising air pollution in the city has caused the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to undertake a number of smart initiatives to improve of the city. One of the key recommendations from a consultation with e-vehicle manufacturers in this regard is creating an ecosystem […]

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DMF Implementation Since 2.5 Years: Progress & Unheard Voices

By Prakash Kumar Sahoo, Keonjhar: In about two and half year time since District Mineral Foundation (DMF) came into effect, the knowledge and awareness about it still remains very poor among people of mining-affected areas. In an awareness meeting held by a New Delhi based non-profit think tank, Centre for Science and Environment on August […]

40% Families in Rural Odisha Have Access to Toilets

By Subhransu Panda, Patna: India’s Fight Against Open Defecation Heading Towards Failure Only 40 per cent of the 90 lakh families living in rural Odisha have access to toilets. Some sistricts have achieved 100 per cent coverage – Puri for example. However, many of the toilets built are being used as store houses for fodder, found […]

SC Order Makes Valid PUC Certificate Mandatory for Vehicle Insurance

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Centre for Science and Environment welcomes the order, calls it “notable”  This can have far reaching impacts for improving compliance with the Pollution Under Control (PUC) programme and stop emissions from on-road vehicles, says CSE An earlier assessment of the PUC programme had found very little compliance – in […]

Plantation Programme at Ravenshaw University by Rastriya Kishan Parivar

By Odisha Story Bureau, Cuttack: Coconut Plants were planted at Mahanadi Campus of Ravenshaw University in Cuttack by Rastriya Kishan Parivar (RKP). Today morning a plantation drive was taken place by RKP at Mahanadi Campus of the university. A total numbers of 101 coconut saplings were planted inside the campus.   Prof. Prakash Ch.Sarangi, Vice Chancellor of the university joined the […]

NALCO celebrates Van Mahotsav

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: “NALCO is focussing on Nature, Nurture and Future. The company strives to maintain a fine balance, addressing bio-diversity and sustenance of eco-system through our afforestation and wildlife conservation efforts,” said Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD of the company while inaugurating the Van Mahostav celebration by planting a coconut sapling in […]

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 […]

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 […]