Hundreds of people took out a rally at Chandrabhaga in Puri district on Monday, protesting against the Odisha government’s proposal to transfer a patch of forest land to the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco).
Puri: The Balukhand Sanctuary which was ravaged by very severe cyclonic storm Fani on May 3 is now flourishing with a new green cover. With the onset of tourist season, the forest department has opened a nature’s camp to increase inflow of tourists into the once-most favoured destination. According to sources, the forest authorities have […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha government must be grateful to the Centre for allocating more than rupees five thousand crore for afforestation and forest regeneration activities in the state over a period of ten years. The allocation, believed to be the highest compared to any other state, has been made by Centre’s Compensatory Afforestation Fund […]
Bhubaneswar: Following the devastation caused by cyclone Fani, Odisha Forest department is now planning to make special arrangements for the safety of spotted deer in Balukhand sanctuary and blackbucks in Aska reserve forest in Ganjam. As per the plan, the Forest department will set up shades for the spotted deer in Balukhand sanctuary. Moreover, the […]
Puri: The spotted deer which went missing from Balukhand sanctuary in Puri district during cyclone Fani, have been spotted, informed Divisional Forest Officer Harshvardhan Udgata today. The DFO informed that the deer were spotted yesterday by the cameras set up in the meadows and said that the speculations that the missing animals were killed in […]
Puri: Concerns being raised on the safety of spotted deer which are found in large numbers in Balukhand sanctuary on Puri-Konark road. Due to depleting pastures and supplementary feed, the spotted deer are straying into human habitation and facing accidents, alleged locals. One spotted deer died after falling into a drain today whereas recently, another […]
Puri: Around 30 acres of Casuarina plantations were reduced to ashes after a major fire broke out in Balukhand sanctuary on Puri-Konark marine drive near Beladala village of Puri district today. Though fire tenders and forest officials made attempts to control the blaze, it all went in vain as the fire tending vehicles could not […]