Sixteen years after Naveen Patnaik assumed the state's reign, Odisha still portrays a story of abject poverty and deprivation.

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik last week announced that he would ensure piped water supply (PWS) reached all villages in a year.

BHUBANESWAR: With reports coming in from many parts of the state about names of elected representatives mostly from BJD featuring on the list of National Food Security Act (NFSA) beneficiaries, the

Amid growing concern over increasing incidence of diabetes, the state government has decided to screen around 46 lakh people in 10 districts this year.

The state government has started exploring assistance from the World Bank and the Centre to make Berhampur town slum free after 158 of the total 262 slums in southern Odisha town were devastated du

Nandankan zoo came out almost unscathed in the cyclone Phailin on Saturday, zoo authorities said on Sunday. It will reopen on Monday.

"There was no death or injury to any caged animal or bird. There was no escape either. Though we generally remain closed on Monday, we will reopen it in view of Dussehra," zoo deputy director Kamal Purohit told TOI. The zoo attracts large number of visitors on Durga puja.

With 11 more patients testing positive for dengue on Tuesday, total number of people affected by the disease rose to 114 in the state.

Malaria continues to be a giant killer in Odisha though death toll from the disease has declined over the past four years. This year, 18 people have died of the mosquito-borne disease.

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha appears to have missed the second green revolution, already.

Even though the state received Rs 217.25 crore under the centrally-funded 'Bringing the Green Revolution to Eastern India' (BGREI) programme in 2012-13, second to only West Bengal's allocation of Rs 269 crore, the yield has actually nosedived in Odisha since its launch in 2010-11. This has raised question marks over the implementation strategy because the scheme under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana gives top priority to boost rice production.

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