The spectre of fluoride contamination has come to haunt schoolchildren in Odisha’s Nuapada district with potable water sources in as many as 54 schools and anganwadi premises testing for fluoride p

CUTTACK: Two more persons fell to swine flu in the State on Monday, taking the toll to 29.

Bhubaneswar: The state's forest cover is getting depleted and has lost around 37,500 hectares (375 sq km) to encroachers, information obtained under RTI has revealed.

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs.543.63 crore assistance for mega drinking water supply project in fluoride-contaminated blocks of Odisha’s Nuapada

NUAPADA: Farmers of Nuapada are apprehensive of drought with the rain playing truant in the region.

Small farmers in Odisha’s disaster struck areas are finding new ways to ensure food and nutrition security for their families, and to cope with climate change impacts.
Vegetable gardens and rice-fish farming initiatives are helping farmers meet the required food, nutrition and income needs of the farm families.

BHUBANESWAR: Though Odisha has made considerable progress in reducing infant mortality in the recent years, backward districts continue to be bogged down by high incidence of neonatal deaths despit

Safe potable water is a luxury in Nuapada district where content of fluoride in water is very high.

Solar PV Microgrid– ‘tragedy of commons’ or ‘community wisdom’ - A presentation by Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan, D P SenGupta, and Dilip R Ahuja at the 4th National Research Conference on Climate Change,
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, October 26-27, 2013.

Analysing the problem-ridden process of implementing the Forest Rights Act 2006 in Odisha, this paper points out that it has focused more on providing land rights to individual claimants, neglecting community forest rights, the rights in protected areas, and other such provisions. Even so, the number of titles granted to tribal households is small compared to their total number in the state. Effective and comprehensive implementation of the FRA will have a significant impact on the livelihood of forest dwellers and the conservation of forests.

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