Concern over government’s move to denotify 159 sq km of forests

Wild Orissa, a voluntary organisation that works on conservation of wildlife, has expressed concern over the government’s move to denotify 159 sq km of forests from the Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary and Satkosia Tiger Reserve.

A total road network of 1790.37 km will be established in 14 districts

ADB approves Rs 967 cr road projects for Phailin hit regions
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved Rs 966.75 crore for 484 new road projects to be implemented across 14 districts of Odisha hit by tropical cyclone Phailin and subsequent floods.

The Centre has approved 12 projects of around 6,300 pucca houses under Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) for Phailin-hit slum dwellers here.

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government has sanctioned Rs 2.25 crore for conservation of blackbucks and freshwater turtles under a state plan scheme of wildlife conservation and protection.

NDMA urged concerned officials to submit detailed note on preparation, operations carried out and post cyclone restoration

The Odisha government's exemplary handling of the severe cyclonic storm Phailin has earned it accolades from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

The arrival of winged visitors to Chilika Lake, the biggest waterfowl habitat in the country, has dropped this season with 1.58 lakh fewer migratory birds sighted than the previous season.

Ornithologists said the number of birds had perhaps dwindled due to effect of cyclone Phailin.

The 480-km coastline of Odisha continues to battle sanitation issues with the mechanised cleaning proposal of the Tourism Department yet to take off.

Bhubaneswar : With a very severe cyclonic storm, Lehar, moving towards the Andhra Pradesh coast, the Orissa government Tuesday sent the Disaster Rapid Action Force to its 10 districts where flash f

With large parts of the calamity-hit Ganjam struggling for access to safe drinking water, a mobile drinking water initiative has brought succour to the Phailin-hit populace.

BERHAMPUR: People in Ganjam district are reeling from severe scarcity of water following disruption of water supply in both rural and urban areas, including Berhampur.