BALASORE: Panic spread in Faridabad and its adjacent villages under Tihidi block of Bhadrak district today following a leakage in Paradip-Haldia crude oil pipeline of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government today decided to construct embankments on both sides of the Baitarani, the Salandi and the Kashi rivers for flood control and irrigation purposes in Jajpur and Bhadrak districts.

The objective of the study was to determine the effectiveness of a sanitation campaign that combines

BALASORE: Panic spread in the localities of Sundarpur and Sahusahi villages in Bhadrak district following landslides at four places in two days. While most of the villagers are living in fear, some have abandoned their villages.

The objective of the study was to determine the effectiveness of a sanitation campaign that combines “shaming” (i.e. emotional motivators) with subsidies for poor households in rural Orissa, an Indian state with a disproportionately high share of India’s child mortality.

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BHADRAK: Protests from animal lovers and social activists notwithstanding, as many as 335 goats were sacrificed at the altar of Rakshakali temple in Bhadrak district last night.

BHUBANESWAR: The high-level clearance authority (HLCA) today cleared six projects, including five thermal power projects with an investment of Rs 39,000 crore.

The single window clearance authority (SWCA) Thursday deferred giving clearance to two thermal power projects and a special economic zone (SEZ) proposal of Hindalco Industries Limited (HIL) and asked the companies to re-apply with complete details on the projects.

Rakesh Prakash & Bishnu Dash / Bangalore/bhubaneswar September 03, 2008, 1:16 IST

Farm workers swiping biometric cards to receive their daily wages is all set to become a reality in Orissa and Karnataka villages. Both states are ready to distribute smart cards to ensure transparency in the disbursal of social security pension and payment of wages under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme.

India's rural socio-cultural scenario was at the crossroads in the 1960s with the introduction of the new agricultural revolution, popularly known as the Green Revolution. The present paper is a modest attempt in revaluating empirically the bearing of this technological revolution on the socio-cultural scenario, and particularly on the agro-based rural institutions in Orissa.