S T Beuria

Everyone knows how precious trees are for the mankind, especially at the present juncture when natural disasters due to ecological imbalances are causing havoc in different parts of the world.

BHUBANESWAR: The Central agencies executing rural electrification programme under the Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutkaran Yojana (RGGVY) in the State were Tuesday directed to complete the infrastructure projects strictly as per schedule.

A few months before the festival of Lord Jagannath in Majhiakhand village in Nayagarh District of Orissa, the village women get together to knead a mixture of ant hill clay, cow dung and cow urine into egg shaped balls and seeds of siali are preserved within them.

The much hyped Rajiv Gandhi Vidyut Karan Yojana (RGGVY) in Angul district has made a little progress even as the deadline for the completion is near. The central programme was implemented in the district on March 2007 and after 19 months, only 80 out of a total 1625 villages has electricity supply.

This paper seeks to measure deprivation in terms of physical development and calorie-intake of children in two villages of Orissa.

Wanton usage of forest land in the name of development has destroyed efforts towards community-led measures for protection and conservation in Orissa. The laxity in framing adequate environmental laws and the flouting of even the existing laws have had disastrous effects on the livelihoods of forestdwelling people in the state.

Statistical and probability analysis of rainfall occurrences of Nayagarh block of Orissa was carried out for planning and designing of water conservation and recharge structures.

Participatory management brings forests back

ANGUL: The much-hyped Rajiv Gandhi Vidyut Karan Yojana (RGGVY) in Angul district has made little progress so far even as the deadline for completion of the project is nearing end. The Central programme was started in the distict in March 2007 and at present, only 80 of the targeted 1,625 villages have been electrified.