BHUBANESWAR: Hepatitis E is fast emerging as a major public health problem in Odisha necessitating more epidemiological investigation and surveillance to map its burden and undertake effective cont

BHUBANESWAR: Families affected by Hirakud dam staged a demonstration outside the assembly here on Saturday, demanding 10 decimal of homestead land to each family.

Criticising the State Government for neglecting the farmers and agriculture sector, the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) on Monday demanded that families of farmers committing suicide shou

BHUBANESWAR: Over a million people in at least 19 districts of Orissa have been hit by flood in the Mahanadi river systems which, with increased volume of water reaching the deltaic head of the Sta

Floods triggered by heavy rains over the past week and huge discharge of water from Hirakud dam have killed at least 16 people in Orissa and displaced thousands, an official said Sunday.

BARIPADA: Magsaysay award winner Rajendra Singh Rana, also known as the Waterman of India, will launch a mass movement against river-linking projects in the State on Tuesday at Rangmatia village un

The census of India’s poor began on June 29 in Tripura, in the Northeast, with a methodology Jairam Ramesh, who was made Union rural development minister in the recent reshuffle, didn’t get a chanc

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government will speed up land acquisition to expedite national highway (NH) projects.

The Kalahandi Bolangir Koraput (KBK) region of western Odisha is home to people who are among the poorest in India. The local environment can be difficult to live in as rainfall is irregular leading to intermittent crop failures, and there is often a shortage of safe drinking water. The health and education status of the people is very poor, and hence, they are highly vulnerable to shocks.

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has decided to sink 2,000 more borewells for extending irrigation facilities to cultivable land in Padampur sub-division of Bargarh district, one of the perennially drought-prone areas of Orissa.

A decision to this effect was taken at a high-level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Secretariat here today.