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Odisha likely to get more hot days this summer Recent Odisha News

More hot days are likely to be experienced in the upcoming summer season if past experience is anything to go by. During the past decade-and-a-half, Odisha has seen quite a good number of hot days in the year that followed El Nino year. The year 1997 was a strong El Nino year, the next year – 1998 – produced one of the hottest summer seasons. In Odisha, more than 2,000 people died of heat stroke in that yea ...

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Petroleum Minister Meets Odisha Chief Secretary to discuss Various Projects Odisha News

The Minister of State (I/C) Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan met Chief Secretary of Odisha in Mumbai yesterday on the sidelines of Make in India Conference cum Exhibition. The Minister was accompanied by Petroleum Secretary, senior officers of the Ministry and CMDs of HPCL, BPCL and senior officers of IOC. The two sides discussed a roadmap to develop downstream petrochemical industry in a ...

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Bad Weather Stalls Dolphin Census in Odisha Recent Orissa News

Rough sea and windy weather has stalled the annual dolphin census in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary under Bhitarkanika national park in Odisha. "Sea was found rough and turbulent. The windy weather condition will be risky to undertake sea voyage for the headcount work," said Divisional Officer, Rajnagar Mangrove (wildlife) Forest Division, Bimal Prasanna Acharya. As the marine sanctuary is largely free from hu ...

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Pm Visit Shifts political focus to west Odisha Recent News in Odisha

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to address a massive farmers’ rally at Bargarh on February 21, the focus of all political parties in the State has shifted to Western Odisha. While Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will visit Balangir and Kalahandi districts on February 18 and 19 respectively to lay foundation stones of different projects, president of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Pra ...

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On Final journey, INS Viraat makes part call in Odisha News in Orissa

On its farewell journey on the east coast, Indian navy's aircraft carrier INS Viraat made a call at the Paradip port in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha. Set to retire soon, this is the first, and most probably the last time Viraat is visiting the Paradip port, a navy official said. Commissioned in the Indian Navy in 1987, INS Viraat is a Centaur-class aircraft carrier which was the flagship of the Indian N ...

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Odisha to commission 10 – Mw solar power plant Orissa News

Odisha government is set to commission 10 megawatt (Mw) of Solar power  plant in February. "It will be part commissioning of the 20 Mw solar power plant being built by Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha Ltd (Gedcol) at Manamunda industrial estate in Boudh district," said a source. Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd (BHEL) is the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor of the project. ...

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Odisha to develop beachfront investment zone near puri Recent Orissa News

With an eye on boosting tourist arrivals, the Odisha government has acquired nearly 1,000 acres for developing an exclusive tourism investment zone on beachfront at Shamuka near world famous Puri in two to three years. At a roadshow organised here on Wednesday, Odisha Tourism Deputy Director Utpal K. Pati and Senior Tourism Officer B.K. Jena said that several facilities including water sports, wellness cent ...

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Odisha seeks to lure more tourists News in Orissa

  The Odisha government is taking up major tourism projects with the participation of the private sector at Chilika lake and near Puri to draw more tourists to the State. At a roadshow here on Thursday, UK Pati, Deputy Director of Odisha Tourism Department, said the domestic tourist arrivals during 2014-15 in the State had crossed 1 crore mark and the State was next only to West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh in ...

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Odisha toodgram output to drop by 43% due to drought Orissa News

With drought affecting 28 of the 30 districts in Odisha during Kharif 2015, Foodagin production in the state is likely to drop by more than 43 per cent. Against the target of 10.1 million tonne (mt), the foodgrain output is expected to be 5.7 mt as per the second advance estimate prepared by the Odisha government. The yield is estimated at 1146 kg per hectare and the area covered is 4.91 million hectares. T ...

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Odisha extends land relief to kin of paramilitary personnel Killed in maoist attacks News in Orissa

Sis years after the state government announced homestead land to next of kin of the state police personnel killed in anti-Maoist operations. In a notification, the revenue and disaster management department announced that next of kin of personnel of CRPF, BSF and COBRA who die while discharging duty in anti-Maoist operations would be allotted up to 0.04 acre of government land in an urban area or 0.10 acre ...

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