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Odisha Government’s flagship programme ‘Ama Gaon Ama Bikash’ covered all the Gram Panchayats

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Bhubaneswar:22/1/19 :The State Government’s flagship programme ‘Ama Gaon Ama Bikash’ on Tuesday finally covered all the Gram Panchayats (GPs) and Blocks of the State making it a historic achievement in the development of rural Odisha. The scheme, which was launched on March 5, 2018, took 314 days to cover all the villages in the State and bring about a transformation ...

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BJD said that there is no harm in using State Disaster and Contingency Fund for KALIA Scheme

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Bhubaneswar:22/1/19: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Tuesday said that there is no harm in using State Disaster and Contingency Fund (SDCF) for the newly-launched Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) Scheme. Terming the allegations of the oppositions as baseless, BJD spokesperson Amar Patnaik said, “The state gov forernment launched KALIA scheme for the all-round development of those ...

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Odisha Chief Ministerwrote to Union Minister for realigning of Jaleswar-Digha Broad Gauge Rail Project

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Bhubaneswar:22/1/19:Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik wrote to Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal for realigning of Jaleswar-Digha Broad Gauge Rail Project sanctioned in 2011-12 under South Eastern Railways. The construction for the same is yet to start because of land acquisition issues in West Bengal. The realigned line will pass through pilgrim and tourism spots in Odisha like Bhusandheswar, Chandaneswar and Talsari-Udayapur Beach. It will ...

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Naveen Patnaik monitoring the real time registration of KALIA scheme

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Bhubaneswar:22/1/19:Chief Minister  Naveen Patnaik is monitoring the real time registration of KALIA scheme for its effective implementation. He has directed officials to complete the process on a war footing basis and to ensure that not a single eligible beneficiary is left out of coverage of KALIA.

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Odisha Government announced the waiving of royalty on ‘Sal’ leaves

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Bhubaneswar :22/1/19: In an apparent bid woo tribal voters ahead of Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik  announced the waiving of royalty on ‘Sal’ leaves. Sal Leaf, a minor forest produce (MFP), is a major source of livelihood for forest-dwelling communities in the State. The government was earlier levying Rs 85-per-quintal royalty. “It will benefit about 25 lakh ...

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Odisha Chief Minister congratulated state Police on effective tackling of Left Wing Extremism

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Bhubaneswar:19\1\19:At 61st Senior Police Officers’ Conference, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Odisha Police on effective tackling of Left Wing Extremism, social awareness through PAREE & smooth conduct of HWC2018. He emphasized modernization, tech, skill upgrades and augmenting of logistics. He directed focus on protecting rights of women, children, weaker & vulnerable sections of society. Praising new counselling centres in 19 districts to deal with problems ...

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Election Commission is likely to announce the schedule for the assembly elections in Odisha in the first week of March.

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New Delhi:19/1/19: The Election Commission is likely to announce the schedule for the assembly elections in Odisha along with the general elections in the first week of March. In 2014, the poll dates were announced on March 5. 1. Lok Sabha and Assembly elections are also expected to be held simultaneously in Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. 2. News ...

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Odisha Government has approved Medicine kits for children to be supplied to anganwadi centres

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Bhubaneswar:198/1/19: In another step towards qualitative improvement in integrated child development services, Odisha Government has approved enhanced Annual Programme Implementation Plan (APIP) of Rs 2584.38 crore for the year 2019-20. This was approved in the State Empowered Committee Meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi in secretariat conference hall today wherein Principal Secretary Women & Child ...

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OdishaChief Minister flagged off Air Conditioned Deluxe bus services with a fleet of 23 carriages

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Bhubaneswar:18/1/19 OdishaChief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off Air Conditioned Deluxe bus services with a fleet of 23 carriages, connecting Phulbani, Rourkela, Bhawanipatna, Bhanjanagar, Rajgangpur, Rajkhariar, Gorumahisani and Burla with Bhubaneswar. Passengers will be able to avail facilities like free WiFi, CCTV surveillance, mobile charging including GPS tracking and drinking water bottles onboard. Tickets for the bueses can be booked online or through ...

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Central government is developing a Common Alerting Protocol to warn people about impending thunderstorm

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Bhubaneswar:18/1/19: The Central government is developing a Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) to warn people about impending thunderstorm and lightning activity in a particular area, said the Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Dr KJ Ramesh on Thursday. “The model has already been tested and a message could be sent into all active cell phones in a particular area alerting ...

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