Besides, open cast mining in Sukinda Chromites Valley has led to a spike in air pollution level in the area.
Mahapatra congratulated the authors for the methodological analysis and useful outcome of the volume.
The pollution watchdog directed the government agencies to intensify enforcement activities and take action against violators under the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
The RMC estimates the landfill site to have around 68,000 to 1 lakh tonne of mixed waste. Spread over around 10 acres.
Villagers have sought improved compensation package, healthcare and better job opportunities.
BJD’s RN Pali MLA Subrat Tarai said he supported the expansion of RSP, but affected residents of his constituency expect the plant authorities to fulfil the social commitments.
The agitators gathered under the banner of Maliparbat Surakhya Samiti (MPSS), the organisation resisting Hindalco Group’s efforts as it seeks a fresh lease to restart mining.
Production units are to be connected with a natural gas pipeline to curb the use of fossil fuels.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary G Mathivathanan said no dry waste would be collected on Saturdays.