Koraput district is in the southern part of Odisha bordering to Andhra Pradesh .It is a home to many primitive tribes .Located in the Eastern Ghats Covered with thick forests and dotted by pristine waterfalls and deep valleys, Koraput, in Odisha, is a natural retreat with a languid pace of life. The region also has rich mineral deposits; including aluminum ore, manganese, and limestone. The Engine division and Sukhoi division of the aircraft manufacturing company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, a public sector undertaking of Ministry of Defence is in Sunabeda of Koraput district. The Gupteshwar limestone cave temple on Ramgiri Hill and the Duduma and Bagra waterfalls are nearby add more importance to the district. The area was under the Chola kings in the 10th and 11th centuries.
Events took an ugly turn for Koraput MLA and the District Planning Board President, Raghuram Padal when an Anganwadi worker climbed up the stage and confronted him with a volley of questions regarding their welfare.
In the absence of any permanent solution, the villagers have constructed a temporary wooden bridge and using it as a daily means of transportation by risking their lives.
The school will come up at Ganjeipadar village under Pottangi block in Koraput district to provide quality education to the children of the villages near by Kotia
Sweet potato farmers in Koraput district are in distress as they are finding it difficult to sale their products due to absence of proper market facilities in the area
Similarly, the Koraput district administration has also cancelled the leaves of all the government officials in the district with immediate effect till December 5.
Reportedly the OSAP had lodged a complaint with the town police on Monday stating that Deepak was missing. Following the complaint, the Town police had launched an investigation and tracked down his phone location. They finally found Deepak’s body hanging from a tree in a decomposed state.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said that after the formation of a Depression, the system will intensify into a ‘Cyclonic Storm’ over Central Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 24 hours.
As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the system is likely to move west-north-westwards and concentrate into a Depression over Southeast and adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal during subsequent 48 hours.
The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has advised the district Collectors to stay on alert mode with necessary manpower and machinery to tackle the exigency following the likely formation of cyclone.
The State government aims at expanding the area of coffee plantation by 5,000 hactares in the next five years which will boost the economy of the relatively backward Koraput district,
Kotia Panchayat in Koraput, which has been in the centre of a border dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, is all set to get its maiden ambulance service from Saturday.
The Odisha government on Wednesday formed the high-level committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary while its members include the Development Commissioner and Principal Secretaries of Home, Revenue, Water Resource, Power, and Mass And Higher Education departments.
The Sewa Paper Mills, initially owned by Ballarpur Industries Ltd. (BIL), was started in 1984 and was closed multiple times due to a financial crisis. The mill has been taken over by Mother Earth Resources Private Limited.
By next year, the State government has set a target to produce 150 metric tonne of coffee, and it plans to establish plantation in 1,000 hectares. The area of cultivation is slated to go up by and 5,000 hectares in next three years.
Koraput Central University has been struggling to impart quality education to it students, thanks to the administrative apathy that has rendered it terribly short of teaching staff.
A legislator from Andhra Pradesh has added fuel to the fire in the contentious border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh by making unilateral claims that the residents of villages in Kotia Gram Panchayat of Koraput want to be part of Andhra Pradesh.
A day after the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh governments agreed to set up an institutional mechanism to deliberate on various issues gripping the states including the contentious border dispute at Kotia, an all-political party meeting was held today in Koraput to bolster the roadmap for Odisha's efforts in resolving the row.
The places that recorded 20 degree Celsius or below are-- Malkangiri (15.5), Angul (16), Hirakud (16.2), Nayagarh (16.5), Sambalpur (16.7), Chandbali (16.8), Baripada (16.8), Talcher (17), Balasore (17.6), Sundargarh (18.5), Paradip (19.2), Gopalpur (19.6) and Puri (20).
Both Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have been claiming their sovereign rights over the area, which consists of 27 small tribal hamlets on the border.
As per the Met models, more rains are in the offing as a fresh low pressure area will form in the southern Bay of Bengal on and around Nov 11-12
Cultivated Kalajeera rice is now being sold in New Delhi with the help of ORMAS and the district administration of Koraput. It is also being packaged and sold in retail shops.
The medical team is waiting for the laboratory test reports to confirm the outbreak of the disease in the village.
The airstrip built in the 1960s was used during the visit of ministers or VIPs to the town. In the 1980s Vayudoot operated flights from the airstrip. But the service was stopped after crash of a flight.
Koraput Collector Abdaal Akhtar said that no one will be allowed to disrupt elections in the region. "If anyone will try to create disturbance during polls or try to stop people from exercising their franchise, we will take stern action against the person," he said.
A Plus 3 girl student was allegedly gang raped by three youths in front of his male friend near Kalama Chhak under Baisinga police limits of Baripada in Mayurbhanj district on Friday evening.
It is worth mentioning here that following heavy rainfall in the region, the reservoir is filled with water for which it is posing a huge challenge for the rescue team to trace the woman.
The 13year old boy, who studied at a private school in Koraput, was often neglecting his studies for his obsessive addiction to mobile phone games. He used to bunk online classes to play videogames on his mobile phone
The campaign has started to seek Union Territory status for undivided Koraput district and parts of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Two days back, the officials of Salur Mandal in Andhra Pradesh had conducted a gram sabha at Ganjeipadar and tried to lure villagers by assuring them that the Andhra government will take up several development projects in the region.
Making a veiled hint at such an occurrence, Pangi in his interview with the news channel said that despite working tirelessly for the welfare of people in the last four decades of his political career, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done for the public.
The ultras have been identified as Debe Podiami alias Gangi and Gita Podiami alias Rajita. The duo reportedly decided to lay down their arms after getting attracted towards the rehabilitation scheme of the State government.
It is pertinent to mention that Coffee farming is transforming the lives in the Tribal hinterland of the district. Koraput, being located at a height of 3,000 feet above sea level, is ideal for coffee cultivation due to its cool climate and rainfall.
Koraput police have registered a case against the bank employees and launched an investigation to find facts
The district administration had relocated over 8, 300 people to different cyclone shelter homes and ensured food supply throughout the day. No life loss has been reported in the district due to the preemptive evacuation and relief operation by the district administration, NDRF, ODRAF and fire officials.
The heavy downpour has caused inundation in several low-lying areas of the district. Following the flow of floodwater on the Raipur-Vizianagaram National Highway 26, which passes through the valley, some people have been shifted to a nearby local cooperative society building.
The deep depression over south Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh has moved westwards and lies centered over south Odisha and adjoining south Chhattisgarh
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The weather bureau has issued Orange Alert for the districts of Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri with a forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall. Similarly, some other regions like Nuapada, Bolangir, Rayagada and Kalahandi have been put in Yellow zones with forecast of heavy rainfall.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has termed the spread of the border skirmishes from 20 odd villages under Kotia Gram Panchayat to other border villages in Koraput and Gajapati districts as ‘unfortunate’ and ‘matter of serious concern’.
The dispute over Kotia is a long-pending border issue between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Both the States have been claiming their sovereign rights over the area, which consists of 27 small tribal hamlets at the border.