The local met centre has urged the state government to take necessary steps to protect the standing crops in the field in south and western Odisha
Cyclone Phailin

Several districts, particularly those in south Odisha, have been put on alert because of approaching severe cyclonic storm Lehar, that is expected to have landfall near Kakinada in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on November 28th.

Odisha government had first recommended granting of PL to Posco India in 2006 to the government of India

Electronic sale of minerals from odisha likely to begin from Jan 2013

The Odisha government will enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kolkata-based MSTC Ltd for selling of key bulk minerals like iron ore, manganese and chrome ore on the e-auction platform. The MoU would outline the roles, responsibilities, scope of work and remuneration for MSTC. A suitable government order will be issued, making e-auction compulsory.