Koraput: The administration claims that preventive measures are being taken to contain dengue but the fresh cases of the disease reported from Biranarayanpur village in Rayagada district on Saturda

For around 3,00,000 households in eight districts of south Odisha, a power connection still remains a dream.

By reviving millet farming systems, the tribal households in Odisha have reduced their vulnerability to climate change. The millet based farming has also helped in addressing the problem of malnutrition in the communities.

Incessant rain since Saturday triggers flash flood; dozens of villages marooned; 1 dead

With cholera outbreak reported in Rayagada district, the Health Department on Monday started a mapping of the endemic villages in Kalyansinghpur and Kashipur blocks where local tribal youths would

Tubers, pulses and millets are important for the livelihoods and nutrition of poor farmers, especially in fragile regions. These crops are not only underutilised, but are also underresearched. Ama Sangathan, a women federation consisting of 1200 indigenous women, have revived these crops in two blocks in Odisha, by their vibrant campaigning.

Original Source

BHUBANESWAR: After the state government's fresh move to revive its proposed mining plan in Niyamgiri hills bordering Kalahandi and Rayagada districts, tribals residing in the hills are geared up fo

Mukuna Sikaka, 32, is a visitor to the health camp held by the local administration at Sakata village in the Rayagada district, around 30 km from here, the site of Vedanta's alumina refinery.

The Odisha government is contemplating to revive its proposed mining project at Niyamgiri Hills and hold Gram Sabha in the area again, state government officials said.

Several traditional rice varieties are considered in folk medicine to have high nutritive and therapeutic value. Some of these land races are known in indigenous cultures to cure anaemia in women during and after pregnancy9 , and many of them (e.g. Kalabhat, Navara, Norungan, etc.) are now known to contain high levels of iron . Thousands of folk rice landraces are yet to be screened for their micronutrients content and therapeutic potential.