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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Odisha is gearing to be leader in risk-informed development: SRC

Bhubaneswar: Maintaining that Odisha has been a leader in disaster management and is gearing to be a leader in risk-informed development now, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi on Saturday said that changing scale, type and scope of disasters is giving more surprises now. The SRC, however, said that there is no way that we […]

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Odisha receives 29.4% surplus rainfall in September

Bhubaneswar, October 1, 2018: Odisha received average rainfall of 300.1 mm against the long term average (LTA) of 231.9 mm registering a surplus of 29.4 per cent in September this year. While Kendrapara district received the highest rainfall of 653.0 mm (175.2 per cent surplus) Jharsuguda received the lowest rainfall of 122.3 mm (42.0 per […]

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Do’s and don’ts during thunderstorms

Bhubaneswar, September 29, 2018: The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has issued a list of “dos” to deal with the thunderstorms. Do remember that vivid and frequent lightning indicates the probability of a strong thunderstorm. To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan. Remove dead or rotting trees and […]

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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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Dr Biswajit Mohanty, first Odia to head Greenpeace India

Bhubaneswar, August 20, 2018: Noted environmentalist and activist Dr Biswajit Mohanty has been appointed as the new Chairman of Greenpeace India. He is the first from the State to head this international NGO. On August 18, Dr Mohanty was appointed as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Greenpeace India whose headquarters are at Bengaluru. […]

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Refrain from Chilika sea plane project: Odisha INTACH to Centre, Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar August 14, 2018:  The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Odisha, has written to Central and State Governments urging them to reconsider the proposal of operating sea planes in the Chilka Lake. AB Tripathy, State Convener of INTACH said that the delicate ecosystem of this Ramsar Site will be severely affected […]

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