South Odisha to be affected; people relatively relieved

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday raised the issue of environmental clearance given to Polavaram project without public hearing and asked the Government to explain how the final clearance was

Submergence of villages, displacement of people, inter-State issues and court cases will be major hurdles in implementation of the multi-purpose Polavaram hydel project.

Ethnomedicinal studies revealed the use of 34 angiospermic species by the Bondo tribe of Malkangiri district of Odisha. The traditional uses were observed to be wide spread and prevalent over modern medicine in the study area. In the present paper, plants for various diseases have been discussed togeather with dosage and mode of administration.

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The State Government on Wednesday decided to provide pipe water supply to 1,048 tribal villages in the next three years.

Odisha and Andhra Pradesh governments have decided to jointly construct a hydro-electric project of 60 mega watt (MW) capacity across the Sileru River at Chitrakonda in the Maoist-infested Malkanag

The state government on Thursday said it has succeeded in achieving immunization coverage for 88 per cent children in Odisha in the age group of zero to five years.

Death of infants in Malkangiri district due to preventable diseases has come under judicial scanner.

More than 7,400 infants have died of preventable diseases in only five blocks of Malkangiri in the last five years - a blatant reflection of the failure of Odisha Government to extend proper health

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.