Bid to make women sanitation champions in Odisha’s Berhampur

Berhampur: The Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) is organising a two-month orientation for nearly 1,600 Women Self-Help Groups (SHGs) members on the complete value chain of Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM). The move is aimed at making them sanitation champions. The two-month orientation will cover over 1600 women SHGs under the National Urban Livelihood Mission […]

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In run-up to 2019 polls, PM Modi attacks Naveen Patnaik

Jharsuguda (Odisha), September 22, 2018: In the run up to the 2019 general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a blistering attack on Naveen Patnaik Government in Odisha accusing it of scam-ridden and being the barrier for development in the State. Addressing rally at Amlipali in Jharsuguda after inaugurating the Veer Surendra Sai […]

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PM Modi lays stone for country’s first coal gasification-based fertiliser plant in Odisha

Talcher, September 22, 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled a plaque to mark the commencement of work for the revival of Talcher fertilizer plant, country’s first coal gasification-based fertiliser plant Odisha. In addition to fertiliser, the plant will produce natural gas, which will contribute to the country’s energy requirements. The plant, targeted to […]

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Odisha Govt launches Star Rating Programme for industries to reduce pollution

Bhubaneswar, September 17, 2018: To clean up the air, the Odisha Government on Monday launched a Star Rating system for industries. This first-of-its-kind transparency initiative in the state   will categorize industries from l-star to 5-stars, with l-star   being the least compliant and 5-stars being the most compliant to the pollution standards set by the regulator. […]

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No decision yet on return of tigress ‘Sundari’ from Satkosia, says Odisha Forests Minister

Bhubaneswar, September 14, 2018: A day after the Angul district administration hinted at shifting the Royal Bengal tigress ‘Sundari’ to the Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh after it mauled a woman to death in Satakosia wildlife sanctuary in Angul on Wednesday, Forests and Environment Minister Bijayashree Routray on Friday said that no decision has […]

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Trains cancelled till Sept 24 for Puri station work, ECoR offers bus service to passengers

Bhubaneswar, September 12, 2018: Train service between Bhubaneswar-Puri and Khurda-Puri will be cancelled for 11 days beginning Friday due to safety related modernisation work and remodeling of Puri Railway Station yard. The train service in the route will be cancelled between September 14 and September 24, said a East Coast Railway (ECoR) communiqué. According to […]

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Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana: Key things to know

Bhubaneswar, September 12, 2018: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has formally launched Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BKSY) on August 15. BSKY promises insurance of up to Rs 5 lakh per eligible family and Rs 7 lakh for treatment of female members. The scheme claims to cover 70 lakh families on Odisha. Objective Biju Swasthya Kalyan […]

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Rayagada bags national award for MGNREGS

Rayagada, September 11, 2018: Rayagada was conferred with the prestigious national award for outstanding performance under the category of Effective Implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) for the financial year 2016-17 on Tuesday. District Collector Guha Poonam Tapas Kumar received the Certificate of Appreciation from Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh […]

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