Odisha Assembly

599 hectares of forest land cleared for industries in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Around 599 hectares of forest land have been cleared across Odisha to make way for industries & allied institutions between 2010 and 2019, informed Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh on Tuesday.

During the same period, around 21.27 lakh hectare of land has been afforested, said the Minister.

The Minister was replying to a written question in the state assembly.