BHUBANESWAR: ELIMINATING hunger from the State seems a distant possibility if the results of the latest survey report

Neither do elephants change routes, nor are they known to use a man-made structure or follow road signs

THE DAY Jairam Ramesh declared the elephant as a

Bhubaneswar: The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) on Tuesday accorded the Stage I forest clearance to the Brutang Irrigation Project in Nayagarh district.

The Odisha government on March 18 had submitted a proposal to obtain MoEF

NAYAGARH: As many as 55 villages under tribal-infested Chhamundia and Badasilinga gram panchayats here have been cut off from the mainstream since Thursday after a temporary bridge over river Brutang on Gania-Chhamundia road in Daspalla was washed away due to heavy rains.

NAYAGARH: Even as rains have brought down the temperature, there is no respite from water scarcity for Madhaberani village in Khandapada block. With tubewells lying defunct and water sources dried up, womenfolk have to walk down to Mahanadi river to fetch drinking water.

BHUBANESWAR: After system of rice intensification (SRI) paddy, it is sustainable sugarcane initiative (SSI) which would be the next generation sugarcane production technique with the rising labour cost and water crisis in the State.

When he would come home from his modest half-acre farm after sundown, Ramesh Pradhan wouldn

NAYAGARH: Even though no suspected swine flu case has been detected in the district, the health administration is battle-ready for a possible outbreak. ADMO (Public Health) DR Mishra told this to mediapersons here on Saturday.

A District Rapid Response Team (DRRT) with CDMO, ADMO (PH), a medicine specialist and a paediatric specialist as its members has been constituted, Mishra informed.

NAYAGARH: As many as 27 villages have been marooned due to heavy rains in the district since yesterday.

The villages have been inundated by the swelling Kuanria river, Brutang river, Mahisha and Besali rivulets.

One of the worst hit area is Daspalla which has received 140 mm of rainfall.

BHUBANESWAR: The death toll in the Orissa flash floods, triggered by heavy monsoon rains over the past week, rose to 27 Sunday after two more people died in Ganjam district, an official said.The highest number - 11 deaths - have been reported from Nayagarh district followed by four in Ganjam.