Surging waters from a swollen Mahanadi and its tributaries continued to wreak havoc in Orissa, affecting more than 2,800 villages in 19 districts and leaving 16 dead as the Naveen Patnaik governmen

BHUBANESWAR: About 3,000 people were evacuated from the low-lying areas of Orissa after a huge discharge of water from the Hirakud Dam triggered fears of floods in 11 of the state's 30 districts, a

Sambalpur: Normal life was hit in Western Odisha on Thursday due to disruption in train and bus services and closure of shops during a bandh demanding scrapping of Sindol hydro-power project and se

SAMBALPUR: Normal life was hit in western Orissa on Thursday following disruption in train and bus services during a bandh, demanding scrapping of the proposed Sindol hydro power project and settin

With its plan to set up a 320 MW mega hydel project in a joint venture with NHPC hitting hurdles, the Orissa Government is hopeful of producing 427 MW of more hydro-power by mini units in the next

SAMBALPUR: Even as the Forest Department is making tall claims of protecting the Budharaja reserve forest, several illegal encroachments have come up in the area.

SAMBALPUR: The State Advisor to the Commission of Supreme Court on Right to Food Rajkishore Mishra on Tuesday said that death of Siba Naik (65) of Chubkadadar village and Kapila Hans (65) of Gobind

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Thursday signed an MoU with the NHPC for setting up three hydropower projects down Hirakud reservoir on the Mahanadi.

The next step would be setting up a joint venture company (JVC) between the Stateowned Orissa Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC) and NHPC for implementation of Sindol1 (100 MW), SindolII (100 MW) and SindolIII (120 MW) hydroelectric project in th

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday signed a MoU with state-owned National Hydro-Power Corporation (NHPC) for setting up three hydel units down Hirakud reservoir at an investment of Rs 3,000 crore.

The MoU signified formation of a joint venture company (JVC) between the state-owned Odisha Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC) and NHPC for implementation of Sindol-1 (100 MW), Sindol-II (100

BHUBANESWAR: With a rise in the number of slum-dwellers, the State Government is gearing up to prepare a new project to rehabilitate them in a proper manner. The project, which will focus on improving the livelihood of the slum-dwellers, is an extension of the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) which was implemented in February this year.