71 kg Polythene Seized and Rs 15,200 Fine Collected by BMC

Bhubaneswar: In a massive move over malls and large business establishments across the city, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) enforcement teams conducted surprise raids and seized 71 kg of polythene/plastic and collected a fine of Rs 15,200. During last several days the various enforcement squads deployed by the civic body under the leadership of the zonal […]

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Govt Fells 1000 Trees for Beer Factory

Bhubaneswar: Dhenkanal district administration yesterday cut down around 1000 old  trees including 500 Sal trees in Jhinkargadi forest near Balarampur village under Odapada tehsil to facilitate a private liquor producer setting up a beer factory. Since 11th November an entire village had came forward to save the forest. Women were guarding the trees inside Jhinkargadi forests. Yesterday morning […]

NALCO Invites Entries for Green Awards for Engineering Excellence 2018

Bhubaneswar: National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has instituted state-level awards for meritorious engineers, who have introduced and adopted Green Technology in the industrialization of Odisha. The award titled ‘NALCO Green Awards for Engineering Excellence’ shall be given annually on the occasion of Engineers’ Day and carry one 1st prize with cash award of Rs.2 lakh, one […]

Odisha Women Clean Out the Poisonous Water Hyacinth

Bhubaneswar: 65-year-old, Hara Maharana picks spinach from a floating garden near her home in Totashi village in coastal Odisha’s Puri district as her daughter-in-law Laxmi looks on. In an area full of water hyacinth, women are supplementing family income and nutrition through floating gardens. Twice a month, 70 women volunteers clean out the poisonous water hyacinth that […]

Namami Gange: 12 Projects Worth Rs 929 Crore Approved

New Delhi: The Executive Committee (EC) of the National Mission for Clean Ganga approved 12 projects worth Rs. 929 Crore under the Namami Gange programme in its 16th meeting today. Two Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) have been sanctioned for Delhi for creating 340 MLD waste treatment capacity at a cost of Rs 580 Crore. The first is an […]

Odisha Bans Plastic: Know More

Bhubaneswar: Plastic items will go out of business in at least Municipal Corporation areas along with the religious town Puri from October 2 following a directive by Odisha Department of Forest and Environment issued yesterday. Here are few key points stated in the directive: All plastic made items will be banned in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur, […]

100 Dead As Earthquake Hits Indonesia, Tsunami Warning Issued

New Delhi: A powerful earthquake has rocked the popular Indonesian holiday island of Lombok and Bali, reportedly killing more than 100 people, injuring dozens more and damaging buildings. The seven-magnitude tremor struck just 10km underground, according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two light to moderate secondary quakes and nearly two dozen aftershocks. It […]

BDA to Establish Environmental Cell for Sustainable Urban Development

Bhubaneswar, August 5: The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), is making moves to introduce sustainable development practices in construction and land development activities within its jurisdiction by establishing an Environmental Cell. It is pertinent here to mention that the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) of Bhubaneswar has proposed environmentally sensitive zones (ESZ) or open space use zones, […]