Back out due to poor fuel linkage; state to lose Rs 10,000 cr investments, 2,320 Mw power capacity

With major reservoirs of the State facing serious siltation which shrinks the water storage capacity, the Odisha Government is preparing comprehensive management plans to address the critical issue

Eight million people affected, 17 lives lost; Ganjam bears brunt of cyclone

Cyclone Phailin, which made a landfall on the southern coast of Odisha at around 8:30 pm on Saturday at a windspeed of 200 km an hour, affected a cultivable area of 0.5 million hectares and damaged 80 per cent of the power transmission infrastructure in the coastal areas.

Tata Power Company Ltd (TPCL) has decided to shift the location of its 2000 Mw coal-based power plant in the state from Naraj in Cuttack district to Begunia in Khurda district.

Steep fall in child sex ratio and population in the 0-6 age-group in Census 2011 has brought back the spotlight on pre-natal sex determination by couples in Orissa.

Bhubanewsar The Orissa government on Thursday submitted a memorandum to the central government seeking financial assistance of R2,120.92 crore for relief and rehabilitation in flood affected areas of the state.

Floods triggered by heavy rains over the past week and huge discharge of water from Hirakud dam have killed at least 16 people in Orissa and displaced thousands, an official said Sunday.

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has set 2013 deadline for completing the drinking water projects in the four fluoride-hit districts.

Bhubaneswar: Seeking investment in the backward KBK (Kalahandi-Bolangir-Koraput) region in the state, the Odisha government on Monday approved investments of Rs1045 crore in power and petroleum sectors, official sources said.

The state government is working out a policy on how to mobilise investment in KBK region.

NAYAGARH: A modern thermal power plant is all set to come up in the State soon. BGR Energy Systems Limited, headquartered at Chennai, will be setting up the plant in Bhapur block with a production capacity of 1320 MW.