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Lokayukta appointment: SC rejects Odisha's plea for more time

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today suffered a major setback after the Supreme Court rejected its plea seeking additional three months’ time for appointment of the Lokayukta in the State. In a directive to the State’s Chief Secretary AP Padhi, the apex court asked the government to mention a deadline by which the Lokayukta appointment […]

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52 lives lost in Titli-related incidents, confirms Odisha Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: A total of 52 persons lost their lives in the State in incidents post Cyclone Titli and flood situation with Gajapati district recording the highest number of deaths (39), informed Chief Secretary AP Padhi today after a review meeting held at the State Secretariat here. “Total deaths due to drowning and landslide post cyclone […]

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Naveen Jindal rakes up coal shortage issue with Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: JSPL chairman Naveen Jindal on Friday sought urgent intervention of the Odisha government over operational problems faced by its two plants due to shortage of coal and higher iron-ore prices. Jindal after meeting Odisha Chief Secretary, Aditya Prasad Padhi, informed that prices of iron ore are rising while the prices of steel are going […]

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Odisha Chief Secy expresses regret on letter seeking clarification on Governor’s chopper rides

Bhubaneswar: A day after Deputy Secretary of the General Administration department, Indira Behera shot a letter to the special secretary to Governor Ganeshi Lal seeking clarification on aircraft and chopper expenses, Chief Secretary AP Padhi  today met the Governor and expressed regrets over the matter. In a media release issued by the State government, Public […]

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Odisha Govt prepares action plan to combat snakebite deaths

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has geared up to reduce snakebite deaths across the state after an analysis indicated that as many as 1716 people lost their lives due to snakebites during the last 3 years 2015-16 to 2017-18. A meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi on Wednesday to discuss […]

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CM Naveen assures 100% water supply to urban households by March 2019

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed the Housing and Urban Development department to ensure supply of pipe water to all urban households of the state by March 2019. While reviewing the drinking water supply situation in the urban areas during a high-level meeting, Patnaik directed the department to ensure 100 per cent supply […]

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Odisha sets June'19 target to complete Gopalpur Port's first phase

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has set a target of completing the first phase of construction work for Gopalpur port by June 2019, an official release said. At a review meeting held recently, Chief Secretary AP Padhi reviewed the progress of port projects in the state with concerned officials and coastal district collectors. The project proponents […]

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Odisha plans 'water melas' in urban pockets

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government Saturday decided to organise ‘water melas’ in all the urban local body (ULB) areas to spread awareness among the public on water purity. The government move has been prompted by reports of water-borne diseases like jaundice and diarrhoea coming in from different towns of the state. A direction for organising the […]

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Odisha model State in District Mineral Foundation performance

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has emerged top among all states in raising and utilising funds under District Mineral Foundation (DMF), said Chief Secretary AP Padhi today. According to Padhi, the Union Cabinet Secretary who held a review meeting with all chief secretaries via video conference hailed Odisha’s performance. “He appreciated our collection mechanism and asked other States […]

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NHAI assures to begin work on Brahmani Bridge soon

Bhubaneswar: Amid mudslinging between State and Centre over construction of the second bridge on Brahmani River near Rourkela, the NHAI authorities today held discussions with Chief Secretary AP Padhi at the Secretariat and assured to start the project soon after getting necessary approvals from State. “We have discussed all projects including some under Bharatmala scheme. […]

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Aadhaar registration to be a step closer for Odisha people

Bhubaneswar: In a major proposal to boost Aadhaar enrolment and facilitate its registration, Odisha government today announced introduction of Aadhaar registration Kendras in panchayat level of every district. Chief Secretary AP Padhi, during a meeting at the Secretariat revealed that the private enrolment operating centres will not be engaged for registration here on with the […]

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Odisha seeks changes in NDRF, SDRF norms

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today urged the Centre to enhance the quantum of assistance being given to farmers since they have been affected by drought as well as pest attack during this year’s Kharif season. Some districts of Odisha are facing drought situation due to deficient and uneven rainfall during Kharif-2017 and pest attacks in […]

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Odisha govt approves 23 projects under RKVY

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to enhance the income of farmers, the Odisha Government on Monday sanctioned as many as 23 out of the 26 projects under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yojana (RKVY) worth around Rs 236 crore. The approval was made during a state-level sanctioning committee meeting of RKVY, presided by Chief Secretary AP Padhi […]

UDAN flights to start operations by November in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Good news for regional flyers! The Odisha government is all set to launch flight services to Jharsuguda by end of November under the ambitious UDAN scheme. Informing this after a review meeting, Odisha Chief Secretary AP Padhi said the air connectivity to other cities like Rourkela, Jeypore and Utkela (Kalahandi) may take more time. […]

18 marine police stations to be operational in State in 2 yrs

Bhubaneswar: The State government has set a target to make 18 marine police stations operational in next two years. The decision was taken at a review meeting on coastal security chaired by chief secretary AP Padhi. In the first phase, five marine police stations have been established at Paradip, Balaramgadi, Dhamra, Jamboo and Arjipalli. Padhi […]

AP Padhi reviews state projects awaiting forest clearance

Bhubaneswar: Several major ongoing development projects in the state awaiting forest clearance are likely to be revived soon, with Chief Secretary AP Padhi reviewing the progress of these pending projects in a high-level meeting held in Secretariat conference hall on Friday. Conducting a project-wise review, Padhi directed the forest department officers to expedite the forest […]

Over 12L houses given to beneficiaries of schemes: Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday said it has so far provided 12.76 lakh houses to beneficiaries under different rural housing schemes since 2014-15. In the current financial year, the number of house constructions crossed 1.42 lakh, taking the total figure of completed houses to 12.76 lakh since 2014-15, a government official said. During a review […]

State assures single window clearance for Talcher fertiliser plant

Talcher: The State government on Thursday agreed to provide necessary support to the Fertiliser Corporation of India for reopening the Talcher plant, which is also expected to boost the economic condition of locals. Talking to mediapersons after a meeting with Chief Secretary AP Padhi, CEO of the Talcher fertiliser plant JS Saini said, “The State […]

SC order on illegal mining: BJP cries foul over delay in notices to erring firms

Bhubaneswar: Even three days after the Supreme Court judgment directing 100 per cent penalty on illegal mining, the State government is still in the dark on the amount of fine to be imposed on the lessees and analysing legal aspects of the order to finalise the amount. The delay in issuing notice to the illegal […]

Dama flays chief secy for hailing IOCL over Dhamra gas project

Bhubaneswar: A day after the BJD attacked BJP for turning ‘Bhumi Pujan’ ceremony of Dhamra LNG terminal into a mere political programme, Chief Secretary AP Padhi today praised Centre’s move  to a set up the mega project in the State. Agriculture minister Damodar Rout has criticised Padhi for this move. In a letter to IOCL […]

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670 cr excise revenue collected in 2017-18

Bhubaneswar: The State government has collected excise revenue of Rs 670 crore in the current financial year 2017-18 as against Rs 659 crore in the last fiscal year. Excise Department Secretary Vir Vikram Yadav informed this at a review meeting on excise revenue held here today under the chairmanship of chief secretary AP Padhi. The […]

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Odisha set to take advantage from UDAN scheme

Bhubaneswar: In its bid to take advantage from the Ude Deshki Amm Nagarik (UDAN) scheme of the Centre, Odisha government today sought short term project report for operationalization of air ports at Utkela and Jeypore within May 31, 2017. The decision in this regard was taken at a review meeting of the State Level Monitoring […]

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5 IAS officers promoted to Additional Chief Secretary rank

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday promoted five senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers of 1986 batch to the rank of Additional Chief Secretary (ACS). As per an order issued by the general administration department, the IAS officers who have been promoted to the ACS rank are: Home Principal Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy, MSME Principal […]

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Public hearing on Bhuasuni waste-to-energy plant on June 6

Bhubaneswar: Public hearing for setting up of a waste-to-energy plant at Bhuasuni on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar will be carried out on June 6, informed Chief Secretary AP Padhi here today. Talking to media after a meeting at the Secretariat, Padhi stated, “As per the directive of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Calcutta bench, required […]

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Work on 15 industrial projects in Odisha to begin soon

Bhubaneswar: The ground breaking ceremony of 15 new industrial projects will be held in next four months, said Odisha Industries minister Niranjan Pujari today after holding the second inter-ministerial committee meeting to review the progress of projects. “Review revealed that more than 15 industrial projects were expected to go for ground breaking ceremony in coming […]