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The Alumina Refinery Project is well advised to take steps to correct and rectify the alleged violations by it of the terms of the environmental clearance granted by MoEF. The victory of the Dangarias once more established the unique feature of real Democracy in which such a small tribe has been able to derail a major industrial project. Share. © 2020 - Odisha News Insight. Whale deaths: Odisha to seek MoEF intervention. “There might be some problem in the deep sea which has led to the death of over 60 whales along the Tamil Nadu coast, one along the Mahatrashtra coast and now two along the Odisha coast. For any Technical support, Please Contact EFCCID, NIC, New Delhi, monitoring-fc(at)nic(dot)in 62. Para. COVID-19 Vaccine Likely By February 2021! “There has been no restriction on the movement of fishing trawlers that are fishing inside the prohibited area resulting in the death of Ridley turtles. Stating that more than 700 Ridley turtles have died yesterday, he said the reason of the death is manifold. We are, therefore, inclined to give a direction to the State of Orissa to place these issues before the Gram Sabha with notice to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India and the Gram Sabha would take a decision on them within three months and Para. Odisha. Bhubaneswar: Snake Helpline, a snake-rescuing organisation in Odisha, has lodged a complaint with Wildlife Crime Control Bureau of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) alleging illegal trade of ‘Hathajodi’- Monitor lizard hemipenis using online video-sharing platform YouTube. Odisha depends largely upon monsoon for its Water Resources. Primitive Tribal Groups have specifically been provided for in the Forest Rights Act, 2006 and this case should leave no one in doubt that they will enjoy full protection of their rights under the law. Simply because they did not live on the hills does not mean that they have no rights there. In the meanwhile the environmentalists have expressed grave concern over the large scale death of the Olive Ridley sea turtles along the Gahirmatha coast. Explore the Investment Opportunities in Odisha. Posts Tagged ‘MoEF’ Ministry of Environments approves Essar’s Paradip Coal Berth. About 78% of total annual rainfall occurs during the period from June to September. 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We will write to the MoEF to take necessary steps to ascertain the problems in the deep sea to prevent the death of these giant mammals,” Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Sibasaran Srivastava told OTV today. Orissa Mining Corporation v. Ministry of Environment & Forest & Others is a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of India, which declared that Gram Sabha has a role to play in safeguarding the customary and religious rights of the STs and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (TFDs) like Dangaria Kondha etc. Needless to say that while taking the final decision, the MoEF shall take into consideration any corrective measures that might have been taken by the Alumina Refinery Project for rectifying the alleged violations of the terms of the environmental clearance granted in its favour by the MoEF. Prior to this, carcasses of more than 60 whales were sighted along the coast in Tamil Nadu a month ago. Reports said the carcass of a whale measuring 33 feet in length with a diameter of 12 feet was sighted at Podampetta coast in Ganjam district on February 3 while the carcass of another whale measuring 66 feet in length was found at Chinchiri mouth at Rajnagar in Kendrapara district on February 5. Home; About Odisha; Advantage Odisha; Natural Resources; Infrastructure; Featured . The narrow definition of the Project Affected People by the State Government runs contrary to the letter and spirit of the Forest Rights Act, 2006. South West Monsoon triggers rainfall in the State. MoEF. While disposing of the Writ Petition, the Apex Court, in Para 15 of the Judgement, observed as follows: "The blatant disregard displayed by the project proponents with regard to rights of the tribals and primitive tribal groups dependant on the area for their livelihood, as they have proceeded to seek clearance is shocking. In Rayagada district, the Gram Sabhas are slated to be held at villages namely Serajpadhi, Keskapadhi, Batodi, Khambesi, Jorapa, Lamba and Lakhpadar. Browsing Tag. All Rights Reserved. Whale deaths: Odisha to seek MoEF intervention. Referring to the death of a whale along Podampetta coast in Ganjam district, he said since there is no industry in this area, it can be said that the climatic change might be the other reason. MoEF. 13. In order to implement the directives of the Apex Court, 12 Gram Sabhas were held, seven in the district of Rayagada and five in the district of Kalahandi. Mentally Challenged Man Freed From Chain After 18 Years Goes Missing From Cuttack SCB. The proceedings of the Gram Sabha shall be attended as an observer by a judicial officer of the rank of the District Judge, nominated by the Chief Justice of the High Court of Orissa who shall sign the minutes of the proceedings, certifying that the proceedings of the Gram Sabha took place independently and completely uninfluenced either by the Project proponents or the Central Government or the State Government. Para. Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC), a State of Odisha Undertaking was the Petitioner who approached the Apex Court seeking a Writ of Certiorari to quash the order dated 24.08.2010 passed by the Respondents i.e. Communicate this order to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Gram Sabhas of Kalahandi and Rayagada Districts of Orissa and the Chief Justice of High Court of Orissa, for further follow up action. Odisha Business' Blog. Odisha; Business; Sports; Politics; Entertainment; Lifestyle; Video; Home. 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Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC), a State of Odisha Undertaking was the Petitioner who approached the Apex Court seeking a Writ of Certiorari to quash the order dated 24.08.2010 passed by the Respondents i.e. [7], http://supremecourtofindia.nic.in/outtoday/judgments/180.pdf, https://archive.today/20140726042027/http://sci.nic.in/judges/sjud/ksradhakrishnan.htm, "12th Gram sabha unanimously rejects vedants bauxite mining in niyamgiri", "India's rejection of Vedanta's bauxite mine is a victory for tribal rights", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Orissa_Mining_Corporation_v._Ministry_of_Environment_%26_Forest_%26_Others&oldid=914352124, All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 6 September 2019, at 21:47. By Odishatv Bureau On Feb 6, 2016 - 11:01 PM. Similarly, the villages identified for Gram Sabhas in Kalahandi district include Tadijhola, Palbari, Phuldeemer, Jurpa and Kunakada. The case was heard before a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, composed of Justice K.S. Panicker Radhakrishnan, Justice Aftab Alam (judge)[3] and Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The Forest Rights Act, 2006 specifically provides for such rights but these were not recognized and were sought to be denied.". The Court accordingly directed in the concluding parts of the Judgment as follows: Para. 64th meeting of Regional Empowered Committee (REC) of Integrated Regional Office, MoEF&CC, Nagpur is scheduled to be held on 5.11.2020 51st meeting of Regional Empowered Committee (REC), Integrated Regional Office, MoEF&CC, Lucknow is scheduled to be held on 11.11.2020 at 11.30 AM at Integrated Regional Office, MoEF&CC, Lucknow. Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF)and others. NGT hearing on … 61. Bench [6] All the Gram Sabhas voted against the Vedants's mining project. The locals have blamed the Forest department for the death of these giant turtles. under the Forest Rights Act. communicate the same to the MOEF, through the State Government. In its judgment, the Court has directed that the State Government as well as the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, would assist the Gram Sabhas for settling of individual as well as community claims. Odishatv.in is an initiative by Odisha Television to connect netizens to the latest information about Odisha and beyond. 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