About 200 people from Sundargarh's Chelatoka and Fuljhor gram panchayats staged a protest in front of sarpanch office on Tuesday against the state government proposed move to recommend Khandadhar m

Bhadrak: The much-talked bio-toilets have found few takers in Bhadrak district.

The ambitious project meant to free the country from open defecation was launched by the ministry of rural development at Dhamra in Bhadrak. Minister for chemical and fertilizers Srikant Jena had inaugurated it in the presence of Union minister Jairam Ramesh on June 24, 2012.

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government has sanctioned Rs 2.25 crore for conservation of blackbucks and freshwater turtles under a state plan scheme of wildlife conservation and protection.

Even as there is interest among youths and professionals in city to ride bicycles, the government has drawn flak for not promoting the 'green' transport. Lack of adequate cycle tracks and encroachments on existing tracks have been a cause of concern, experts said.

"Government should spread awareness about cycle tracks and properly maintain existing ones. The cycle tracks should be made free from encroachment," said Bhrugu Mishra, co-founder of Bepara Foundation Trust (BFT), a voluntary organization, which promotes cycling.

The Centre on Sunday announced an assistance of Rs 915-crore for reconstruction of areas affected by cyclone Phailin and subsequent floods in Odisha, and rehabilitation of victims.

Taking the lead in heeding the Centre's advice backed by concerns expressed by environmentalists and a court order, the Odisha government has issued directions to district authorities to ensure tha

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

The state government has decided to set up a new directorate of food safety to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import, official sources said on Wednesday.

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.