At least 10 villages of Kalahandi district were marooned in flood waters due to heavy rains at the catchment areas of river Indravati leading to disruption of road communications in different weste

Weather office warns more rains in next two days. Heavy rainfall in the upper end of Hati river has affected hydro power generation at Indravati power station.

BHUBANESWAR: To meet the growing demand for energy in the state, the Odisha government is planning to set up 12 new medium and major hydro power projects, which can generate 2,000 MW of electricity. Besides, survey work for 600 MW pumped storage project at Upper Indravati has also started.

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced this here on Thursday while inaugurating the global seminar on 'Hydro Power and Sustainable Development' being held under the joint aegis of Odisha Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC), Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP), New Delhi, and IIT, Roorkee. He said, "We are trying to have a positive mix of hydro and thermal power sources with more emphasis on the former."

BHAWANIPATNA: Pests and diseases have affected paddy crop in the irrigated pockets of Indravati during the last fortnight, causing anxiety among farmers of Kalahandi district.

BHAWANIPATNA: Pest attacks are back to haunt farmers of Kalahandi district.

With the monsoon remaining active all over the State and water level in all reservoirs in comfortable position, the State Government has surrendered nearly 200 MW of power to the Central pool to sa

Aiming to spur progress and development in the worst Maoist-affected Gadchiroli district, the Maharashtra government has taken up construction of strategic inter-state river bridges and expanding t

The idea of a Water Poverty Index (WPI) with a numerical value was formulated by scientists in an effort to express the complex relationship between sustainable water resource management and poverty at all units of human organization, all the way from community to nation.

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) and the Union power ministry would soon be approaching the Supreme Court for an urgent challenge to the rising trend among states to invoke Sect

BHUBANESWAR: THE State Government will start lift canal system as part of the Upper Indravati Irrigation Project beginning next year.

The work which will commence by second half of 2011 is expected to end by 2013.