Environment – Odisha Watch

Environment

How a 75-year-old tribal man grew a lush forest in impoverished Kalahandi

Kartik Manjhi groomed a 97-acre barren land in one of India’s poorest regions into a forest with painstaking effort for three decades. Forest officials say the work by Majhi and…

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Temple land in use as dumping yard at Padampur

The site near the Bindhyabasini Temple at Women’s College Padampur has turned into a dumping yard. The temple is in dilapidated condition and people are not visiting. It is almost…

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Youths of Kapasira request to increase water flow of the canal

The Swami Vivekanada Youngster Club, Kapasira is drawing attention and requesting the local administration to kindly provide them required support to increase the water flow in canal so that village…

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India needs a law to ensure ‘Right to Housing’

The Report prepared by Special Rapporteur on adequate housing United Nations which is to be presented today in UN Human Rights Council, highlights the extreme scarcity in availability of proper…

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Karnataka government must freeze mass tree felling

It has been confirmed by the Tree Officer of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) that over 30,000 objections have been received in response to the Public Notice issued by BBMP…

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Mining rejected in public hearing at Putka

A public hearing meeting was held at Putka village of Jharbandh block in Bargarh district on 4th November 2016 at 11.30 AM. The public hearing was aimed to achieve environmental…

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Phalsapadar in Sonpeur demands immediate water supply

Phalsapadar, panchayat Dubula under Tarabha block in Sonepur district is facing severe water crisis. The ladies of the village reached the block office carrying empty bucket and pitcher and demonstrated…

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Bargarh Cement Works polluting the area

Bargarh Cement Works is polluting the premises as well as the nearby area complaining the locals. The Bargarh Cement Works managed by ACC is breaking agreement from time to time….

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Global Day of Citizen Action, 2016 observed by YSD

Global Day of Citizen Action-2016 has been observed here at Ganjam Kala Parishad by Youth for Social Development (YSD) along with other civil society groups and CIVICUS a world alliance…

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Garbage management by children at Raahgir-3 in Berhampur

How to manage garbage in the slums and in the city was the theme today in the Raahgiri-3. More than 250 children from 30 slums participated in the third Raahgiri…

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