With successful implementation of phase-I of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP), Odisha has been selected for phase-II of the project by the Union ministry of forest and environment

Berhampur: Around 150 carcasses of Olive Ridley turtles have been washed ashore near the Rushikulya river mouth in Ganjam district, a major mass nesting site of the endangered species, in the last one month. Forest officials found at least eight dead turtles on Monday.

"Most of the carcasses were found in decomposed state. We suspected these were washed ashore to Ganjam coast from Astaranga area in Puri district, where a number of turtles were found dead recently," said divisional forest officer, (DFO) Berhampur, S S Mishra.

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

Despite concern over the end use of both ground and river water for industrial purposes, the use of ground water for drinking, irrigation and industries in Odisha is 26.14 per cent.

The unseasonal rains and hailstorm that hit north coastal districts on December 11 and 12 claimed eight lives apart from damaging standing crop and houses.

The coast guard has launched " Operation Oliver" to intercept illegal trawlers as part of its annual mission to ensure safe mid-sea sojourn of breeding Olive Ridley sea turtles on Odisha coast near

The State Government has plans to create mangrove forest on 720 hectares to counter cyclones in coastal districts.

The State Government has set a target to complete at least 500 out of the 823 road projects sanctioned by the Centre under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) on September 12.

Fixing of a time line for different phases of activities to be undertaken against each scheme of the World Bank-aided project under the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) was stressed at the

Bhubaneswar: A year after the CBI probed into the irregularities across six districts of Orissa, a special performance audit of the implementation of the NREGS programme by the Comptroller and Audi