Bhubaneswar: Detecting a Rs 10.38 crore loss by Grid Corporation of Odisha (Gridco) due to sale of surplus power at low rates, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has recommended a system for maximization of company's revenue from surplus energy.

Bhubaneswar: Despite a stay on the proposed expansion of Vedanta's alumina refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district, the Centre has now sought a fresh application for the purpose from the state.

This was announced by revenue and disaster management minister Surya Narayan Patra in the State Assembly here on Monday while replying to a written question on behalf of chief minister Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Though a month has elapsed since the Centre accorded conditional clearance to the Posco project, the Odisha government finds it tough to submit its assurance to the ministry of environment and forest on proper implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006.

While giving conditional clearance to the Rs 52,000 crore project on January 31, the Centre had sought written assurance from t

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court has directed both the state governments to jointly form an expert technical committee to look into the controversial Polavaram project.

The committee members would visit the project site, interact with the affected people and ascertain whether the project is being executed as per the guidelines of the Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal.

The apex court has directe

Bhubaneswar: Most parts of the northern and southern Odisha are likely to experience widespread rainfall during the next 48 hours under the influence of a cyclonic ring Bay of Bengal, Met office sources said on Sunday.

Most parts of Odisha witnessed widespread rains for the last two days.
Meanwhile, rainfall recorded in the last 24 hours was highest in Cuttack with 65.2 mm followed by Balasore

Bhubaneswar: Cost of living in rural Odisha was one of the lowest in the country even as the state government claimed reduction in poverty by 11.73 between 2004-05 and 2007-08.

This was part of the Economic Survey 2010-11 report presented at the State Assembly here on Monday.

The cost of living in urban Odisha also used to be lower than the rest of India in the past.

This is, however, no

Berhampur: Two projects for conservation of rare species of Olive Ridley sea turtles and black bucks, under the Natural Resources Conservation Outside Protected Areas (NRCOPA) were launched in the Ganjam district.

A workshop-cum-launching function was held here in the city attended by Rajya Sabha member Renubala Pradhan, Chhatrapur MLA Adikanda Sethi, forest and UNDP officials.

The Central g

The Odisha government has distributed the highest number of certificates of titles to tribal forest-dwellers and is ranked number one in this respect in the country.

By the end of January 2011, the State Government has provided 2,43,602 pattas (certificates of titles to land) to Scheduled Tribes forest-dwellers covering an area of 3,84,653 acres under the individual claims, said ST and SC Dev

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday allowed six iron ore mines to resume operations after their operators submitted documents to show that their mining activities were legal.

The permission to operate was held up Friday for 23 iron ore mines in Joda area of the state's mineral rich Keonjhar district after the government found them operating without submitting required documents like fo

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday asked the Centre to expedite release of funds for farmers hit by unseasonal rains in the state.
The state government informed this to Union minister of state for agriculture K V Thomas who met chief minister Naveen Patnaik in the morning hours at Naveen Nivas here.

Thomas met me this morning and I repeated the state's demand (for release of funds