Odisha added yet another chapter in its health care service with introduction of Urban Health Mission, which among other things will stress on reproductive and child health programmes as well as co

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.

It has asked port to provide details of expansion plan as part of its land allotment process

The Odisha government has initiated the process to lease out additional land to Dhamra Port Company Ltd (DPCL) for expansion of port operation in Bhadrak district after it was granted environmental clearance recently.

To take up relief and restoration works in the affected areas of Odisha.

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik has sought an advance of Rs 1,000 crore from the government of India to take up relief and restoration works in the affected areas of Odisha.

Dengue scare has gripped North Odisha with three persons, two from Balasore and one from Bhadrak, falling prey to the vector-borne disease in last few days.

BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Monday announced 314 villages of four districts, Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj and Nuapada, as drought-hit for poor rainfall during rainy season in 2012 leading to 50% crop loss.

Revenue minister S N Patro told the assembly that the declaration was made based on the crop-cutting experiment report received from collectors of these districts. He said the affected farmers of the areas would be eligible to get compensation as per the relief code.

BHADRAK: Minister of forest and environment Bijayshree Routray said community forestry should be taken up in at least 150 hectares of forest land in rural areas of Bhadrak district.

The Odisha government has decided to rope in Rail India Technical and Economic Services (Rites), the engineering and consultancy arm of Indian Railways, to make an assessment of land requirement for non-major port projects.

“We are going to engage Rites for assessing land need of non-major port projects in the state. We have already got government approval for the same,” said a top commerce & transport department official.

Despite concern over the end use of both ground and river water for industrial purposes, the use of ground water for drinking, irrigation and industries in Odisha is 26.14 per cent.

The State Government has plans to create mangrove forest on 720 hectares to counter cyclones in coastal districts.