Koraput: Smile is writ large on the face of Murali Kuldip of Tanginipadar in Maoist-hit Narayanpatna area in Koraput district.

KORAPUT: The Koraput district administration has decided to introduce solar energy-powered hand pumps in 151 sevashrams (residential schools meant for SC and ST students) and 50 high schools in the

KORAPUT: To intensify their fight against mining at Danga Deulo hill in Koraput district by Vedanta Aluminium Limited (Sesa Sterlite Group), people of 10 villages have formed the Malimunda-Kanhai H

KORAPUT: Tension gripped Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's (HAL) unit at Sunabeda in Koraput district as land losers forcibly ploughed around 50 acre on its premises on Monday.

Upbeat over Centre's refusal to allow bauxite mining at the Niyamgiri hills by Vedanta, tribals, especially Dongria Kondhs, have decided to celebrate it by organizing a massive rally in Rayagada di

Tribals of several villages of Lamataput block in Koraput district have opposed china clay mining at Kadu hill under Machkund tehsil.

The villagers under the banner Chitua Mati Dongor Surakhya Samiti have threatened to launch an agitation if the mining is not shelved.
"People living in 10 villages will lose their livelihood if mining takes place at Kadu hill. The hill has a number of water sources and villagers depend on it to eke out a living.

KORAPUT: The Koraput Forest Development Agency (KFDA) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dabur India Limited to procure minor forest produces (MFP) from tribals for 2013-14.

Similar to the outcome of earlier gram sabhas, tribals at the 11th gram sabha held at Khambesi village in Rayagada district on Tuesday rejected the proposal of Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) to mi

Fresh diarrhoea cases were reported from Kashipur block of Rayagada district on Tuesday.

Official sources said at least 15 people, including four children, of remote Bahardulki and Kichikhal villages are suffering from the disease but are unable to reach Kashipur hospital due to lack of road communication.

The first of the 12 gram sabhas held at Serkapadi village under Muniguda block in Rayagada district on Thursday to decide the fate of mining in Niyamgiri hills brought no cheer for Vedanta Aluminiu