With 11 more patients testing positive for dengue on Tuesday, total number of people affected by the disease rose to 114 in the state.

Dengue has begun to spread its tentacles to more parts of the State with at least 77 positive cases reported from several districts.

Committee had recently visited the state to take stock of mitigation measures taken to prevent environmental degradation

A Parliamentary Standing committee on science & technology and forest & environment has sought a report from the Odisha government on status of all working and non-working mines in the state.

As shortage of seeds is a major problem for farmers in the state, the Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI) here has started a novel initiative to help them.

Tata Power Company Ltd (TPCL) has decided to shift the location of its 2000 Mw coal-based power plant in the state from Naraj in Cuttack district to Begunia in Khurda district.

An environment panel has recommended that Tata Steel be allowed to expand its production from the Sukhinda chromite mines in Odisha, paving the way for the company to resume operations that were suspended in January.

The expert appraisal committee for mining decided to recommend clearance for enhancing production from the chromite mine and to allow change in technology from open cast to underground mining at its meeting on April 16. The recommendation now awaits a final nod from the environment minister.

CAG has termed the land allotment to Tata Power within the CDA area 'irregular and unauthorized'

Odisha has drawn flak from the Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) yet again over irregular allotment of land. This time, unauthorised grant of administrative nod for acquisition of private as well as government land in favour of Tata Power has invited CAG’s wrath.

CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Thursday concluded hearing on a batch of PILs opposing construction of KVKNilachal Power Private Limited's thermal power plant at Kandarai near Athagarh in the dis

The inordinate delay in the integrated sanitation improvement project work may prove costly for the city.

CUTTACK: To improve the economic condition of farmers, the district administration has been encouraging them take up soyabean cultivation. And the efforts have yielded desired results with 300 farmers cultivating soyabean in 550 acre in the district.

District agriculture officers claim soyabean cultivation ensures lucrative returns with less input for the farmers. . "A farmer has to spend only Rs 500 per acre while the government provides them seeds and fertilizers worth Rs 3,500 to boost oil seed farming," said an agriculture officer.

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