BHUBANESWAR: The state government has decided to set up the second Bamboo Bazaar in Bhubaneswar to promote bamboo products that will uplift the socio-economic condition of bamboo-growers in the state. At present, one Bamboo Bazaar is functioning near DAV school in Unit-VIII.

The forest department would spend around Rs 27 lakh for the proposed bazaar under the Centre-sponsored National Bamboo Mission. Recently, it asked the textile and handloom department to explore the feasibility of opening the market in the Urban Haat.

Despite concerns from several quarters including the Odisha High Court, bio-medical waste management and handling in different government hospitals including three state-run medical colleges and ho

The proposed inter-disciplinary study to find causes behind the high incidence of kidney disease in pockets of Badamba and Narsinghpur blocks of the district will now be clubbed with similar studie

Flash floods triggered by incessant rains have killed one person, displaced hundreds of people and damaged paddy crops in Odisha, an official said Tuesday.

Procurement of government land by industries in Odisha is set to get dearer with the state government deciding to fix cost of such land at benchmark value, a departure from the existing system of offering government land at pre-determined rates.

The decision comes close on the heels of clearing of the new Land Acquisition Bill by an empowered group of Central ministers. While the cost of land had escalated, the government land rates in Odisha were not revised accordingly. The state government which had constituted three committees to consider possibility of benchmarking cost of government land has now entrusted the responsibility on its investment promotion agency- Industrial Promotion & Investment Corporation of Odisha Ltd (Ipicol).

Cuttack: The Odisha High Court today directed the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) to initiate criminal proceedings against the erring hospitals and the concerned persons.

In a bid to achieve the dual objectives of promoting good hygiene practices among the rural and vulnerable sections as well as providing an income generation activity to such womenfolk, Cuttack dis

The mineral-rich state of Orissa, once a magnet for big-ticket investments, is now a deadlocked destination for projects worth thousands of crores.

The State Government’s aim to provide services on farmers’ doorstep failed because of disparities in the establishment of agro service centres (ASCs).

The state's average power requirement for the current fiscal is projected at 4,397 MW against which the availability will be 2,751 MW

Odisha is set to face average power shortfall of 1,646 MW during 2012-13, according to the 18th Electric Power Survey (EPS) conducted by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). The state’s average power requirement for the current fiscal is projected at 4,397 MW against which the availability will be 2,751 MW. “The power requirement for the state has been extrapolated by the CEA on the basis of increasing load in industrial and domestic sectors. But this year, the sharp jump in power requirement for the state will be driven by charging of villages under Rajeev Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY).