With major reforms, IPICOL successfully submits State Reforms Action Plan-2020

Bhubaneswar, February 2: Industrial Promotion & Investment Corporation of Odisha (IPICOL) has successfully completed submission for the State of Odisha the evidence of reforms implemented under State Reform Action Plan (SRAP) – 2020 as stipulated by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Government of India, as per an official release. SRAP is a […]

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Odisha Govt constitutes committee to seek experts’ views to combat Coronavirus

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has constituted a committee led by Finance Department Principal Secretary Ashok Meena to engage with various knowledge institutions, experts and technology companies to provide strategic direction to deal with novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State. Industries and MSME Department Principal Secretary Hemant Sharma, OSD to Chief Secretary on COVID-19 Management and […]

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Five more departments come under Mo Sarkar purview

Bhubaneswar: Five more departments – Skilled In Odisha, Sports and Youth Services, Odisha Tourism, Information and Public Relations, and Forest and Environment – came under the purview of the Mo Sarkar (My Government) on Saturday. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the departments upon their inclusion under the Mo Sarkar and for keenness to further this […]

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Odisha Govt allots land to 7 tourism projects worth Rs 354 crore

Bhubaneswar: Tourism sector got a boost in the State as the Odisha Government allotted land to seven investment proposals worth Rs 354 crore. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed the proposers to commission the projects within three years from the date of taking over possession of the land. Tourism Secretary Vishal Kumar Dev presented the […]

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Odisha advances summer holidays in view of heat wave

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Tuesday advanced summer holidays for schools in view of a severe heat wave in the State. With the maximum temperature rising to 43 degrees Celsius at some places, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) announced closure of schools from April 18. The SRC in a letter to the School and Mass […]

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1,560 doctors appointed in Odisha in 2 days

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has appointed a total of 1,560 doctors, including 938 on regular basis and 622 on contractual mode, during the last two days. Out of 938 doctors appointed though the OPSC on Thursday, 338 had earlier worked on ad hoc or contractual basis with the State Government. While 784 doctors have been […]

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9.42 lakh Odisha farmers eligible for PM-KISAN

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has shared the list of 10 lakh farmers for enrolling in the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) yojana, said Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department (MoS) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Sunday. The Union Minister said of the total 10 lakh farmers, 9.42 have been found eligible for financial assistance under […]

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Odisha Govt increases retirement age of Kendu leaf seasonal staff to 62

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Thursday increased the retirement age of Kendu leaf seasonal staff to 62 years from 60. Around 18,028 seasonal staff like head checkers, circle checkers, checkers, Munshies, Chaprashis, Binding Moharirs employees of 19 kendu leaf divisions will be benefitted now. A notification was issued to this effect on Thursday after Chief […]

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Lokayukta from April 8, Odisha tells Supreme Court

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Monday informed the Supreme Court that the office of Lokayukta will start functioning from April 8 in the State. The State’s assurance came after a Bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took a stern view of the non-appointment of the anti-corruption ombudsman in the State during the previous hearing. […]

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Odisha-based industries express concern over inadequate supply of coal

Bhubaneswar: Odisha-based industries are facing serious shortage of coal which affects the operations of many captive power plants in the state. Unless this issue is taken seriously and addressed in time this would hit the future these industries. This concern was highlighted by the industry leaders at the workshop on ‘Dialogue for Coal Security for […]

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