BMC forms six more squads to enforce ban on plastics

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying its drive against use of polythene and plastics, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has formed six exclusive squads to stop the use of the banned products. “As per the direction of BMC Commissioner, all ZDCs will do plastic ban enforcement making at least two squads in their respective zones on every Wednesday from […]

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Vedanta on environment protection mission

Lanjigarh: With an aim of spreading awareness on air pollution, Vedanta Aluminum Lanjigarh unit, on Thursday launched environment week on the occasion of World Environment Day. To connect with the theme for this year – ‘Tackling Air Pollution’, the company will organise mass plantation drives, sapling distribution and other competitions aimed at educating the community […]

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Outdoor alerting systems in ‘most lighting-prone’ blocks by July 7

Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) Managing Director and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi has written to Collectors of eight districts asking them to facilitate installation of outdoor alerting systems in most lightning-prone blocks in their districts by July 7. The Collectors of Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Cuttack, Khurda, Nabarangpur and Sundergarh districts […]

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No respite from heatwave; Talcher sizzles at 44.6 °C

Bhubaneswar: Sweltering heatwave conditions continued to prevail in several parts of Odisha on Sunday as 11 places recorded above 40 degree Celsius. Talcher recorded the State’s maximum temperature at 44.6 degree Celsius. The day temperature whizzed past 40 degree Celsius in Sambalpur, Titlagarh and Malkangiri (44), Bolangir (43.8), Sonepur (43.6), Hirakud (43.1), Jharsuguda (43), Bhawanipatna […]

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IMD predicts normal southwest monsoon

New Delhi: The southwest monsoon is expected to be normal this year, informed India Meteorological Department (IMD). “Southwest monsoon seasonal (June to September) rainfall over the country as a whole is likely to be near normal. Quantitatively, the monsoon seasonal (June to September) rainfall is likely to be 96% of the Long Period Average (LPA) […]

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Steps to tackle heat wave conditions

The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has initiated various steps to educate people about the measures they should take to avoid the ill effects of heat wave conditions as it started sweeping the entire State. The day time temperatures have started rising considerably in many parts of the State. The temperatures are likely to escalate further […]

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Bamboo Resource Centre to be set up in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A Bamboo Resource Centre will be set up in Bhubaneswar to take up research, advocacy and project implementation initiatives in the bamboo sector in Odisha. The proposed centre will be set on a unique Industry-Academia and Government partnership. A one-day state-level workshop organised by Sparsh Foundation of JK Paper in collaboration with NABARD held […]

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“SATRAK” for improved disaster management

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has developed a system called ‘SATRAK’ in collaboration with Regional Integrated Multi Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) using cutting edge technologies to provide actionable early warning information for improved disaster management. SATARK initiative is designed as a one-stop risk management system for managing disaster profile, translating generic […]

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