Closure of a power station is a rare event and more so when it is the Hirakud system, which was the back bone of Orissa power grid. The then OSEB authorities decided to take a "3 month" closure of Hirakud Power System to take up some critical unavoidable works before commissioning the 7th unit.

with the Orissa government going full steam with its industrialization drive, business houses are flexing their muscles

Look at the contours of the disastrous consequences of the current Orissa floods in Mahanadi River basin: According to Engineer in Chief, Water Resources Department of Orissa, this is the worst floods in Orissa since 1982. The reason behind this

The challenge of development lies in balancing competing water demands

Any reduction in water spread area at a specified elevation over a time period is indicative of sediment deposition at this level. This when integrated over a range of water stages helps in computing volume of storage lost through sedimentation. This study relates to estimation of capacity loss due to sedimentation of Hirakud reservoir, located in Orissa, India.

SAMBALPUR: Despite housing the Hirakud dam project which also generates electricity, hundreds of villages in the district continue to be in dark without power.

As many as 473 villages in Sambalpur district await electrification even though schemes like Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyuti Karan Yojana (RGGVY) and Biju Gram Jyoti Yojana have been launched.