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Tag: Berhampur Municipal Corporation

Party Inside ‘Shut’ Ramlingam Park By BJD Leaders In Berhampur: Over 20 Protesting BJP Leaders Picke
Party Inside ‘Shut’ Ramlingam Park By BJD Leaders In Berhampur: Over 20 Protesting BJP Leaders Picked Up By Police

Ganjam district BJD President Ramesh Chau Patnaik had earlier said that parks like Ramlingam is rare in Odisha and as the MLAs are visiting the district, they are like guests.

BJP Protest Over Non-Veg Feast At Ramalingam Park
Non-Veg Party By BJD Leaders At ‘Closed’ Park In Berhampur: BJP Holds Protest

The members of BJP held a protest rally in Berhampur over the alleged partying of BJD leaders in Ramalingam Park which has been closed for the public

Defunct Sanitary Toilet Complexes In Berhampur Bring BeMC's Apathy To Fore
Defunct Sanitary Toilet Complexes In Berhampur Bring BeMC's Apathy To Fore

The civic body had spent an estimated Rs 70 lakh in 2017 to construct sanitary toilet complexes. However, in just four years, the structures have been completely damaged.

Odisha Civic Body Helps 7 Women Sanitation Workers In Ganjam Become Entrepreneurs
Odisha Civic Body Helps 7 Women Sanitation Workers In Ganjam Become Entrepreneurs

The Ministry of Housing Affairs said Berhampur became the first urban local body in the country to give loan benefits to women under the Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers Scheme, which provides financial benefits to sanitation workers for their rehabilitation in alternative occupations.

Berhampur Municipal Corporation
Uncertainty Cleared Over Budhi Thakurani Yatra, Biennial Fest To Be Held With Covid Restrictions

Berhampur: The famous biennial Budhi Thakurani Yatra in Berhampur was cleared for observance this year by the Ganjam district administration on Sunday. Sources said, the festival was finally given a go ahead after a meeting in this connection was held at the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) with the stakeholders including the Chief Manager of Maa […]

BeMC Felicitated At ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards 2020
Berhampur Municipal Corporation Honoured At ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards 2020

Berhampur: Recognizing the efforts of Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) for the cleanliness drive in the city through innovations, community-driven and sustainable Faecal Sludge and Septage Management system, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has honoured the BeMC with two national awards at the ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards 2020 held on Thursday. BeMC bagged the Best Faecal […]

Sacked Aahar Centre Workers In Ganjam District Demand Re-Engagement

Berhampur: The workers of Aahar centres in Ganjam district disengaged from their services have staged a sit-in at the office of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) protesting the alleged autocratic decision of the government in times of a pandemic. Braving the cold weather conditions, several men and women workers who were sacked from their jobs […]

Odisha: Temples Sealed For Flouting Covid Protocols During Navratri
Odisha: Temples Sealed For Flouting Covid Protocols During Navratri

Berhampur: As many as three temples in Berhampur were sealed on Saturday on charges of flouting Covid-19 protocols on the first day of Navratri puja. As per reports, a joint team of Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) and Ganjam district administration conducted surprised visits at several temples in Berhampur city yesterday. The officials sealed Maa Kali […]

Berhampur Traders Up In Arms Against BeMC Over 'Covid Violation Penalty'

Berhampur: The traders’ union in the silk city today gheraoed the officials of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) for allegedly imposing hefty penalty citing violation of social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines. Hundreds of traders led by Union president Subhasini Pattnaik staged an agitation at the premises of the BeMC office this morning protesting the enforcement […]

Covid-19 guidelines violated in Berhampur
Berhampur: Shops Fined, Closed For Violating COVID ‘Panchasutra’ Norms

Berhampur: From rapid testing to extensive contact tracing, door-to-door screening and 24X7 patrolling to ensure people abide by the Covid-19 guidelines, the Ganjam district administration took several measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus. And now, the district which once regarded as the Covid hostpot region has largely succeeded in bringing the virus under control. […]

Swachh Survekshan 2020
Swachh Survekshan 2020: Odisha Bags Two Awards

Bhubaneswar: Odisha bagged two awards in the world’s largest urban sanitation survey-Swachh Survekshan 2020 announced by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Thursday. Odisha won the ‘Fastest Moving’ State award while Berhampur Municipal Corporation of the State received ‘Best Medium City’ in Innovation and Best Practices (3-10 Lakh Population). Odisha’s 6 cities-Paradip, Barbil, […]

Berhampur Circle Jail
Covid19 Hits Berhampur Circle Jail, Over 40 Infected

Berhampur: Despite all attempts to rein in, Covid crisis seems to getting out of control in Ganjam district. In a shocking development, more than 40 people including some staff of Berhampur Circle jail have tested positive for the virus. Berhampur Municipal Corporation took to social media to share the news in its twitter handle. As […]

COVID-19 Situation ‘Alarming’ In Ganjam

Berhampur: The COVID-19 situation in Ganjam district seems to be steadily deteriorating as the number of local contact cases continue to rise despite restrictions. As many as 1271 COVID-19 cases have been reported from the district so far with 10 deaths. The district tops among Odisha districts in terms of both positives and death toll. […]

Berhampur Civic Body Makes Rs 42cr Plan To Avoid Waterlogging

Berhampur: Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) has prepared a Rs 42 crore plan for solving waterlogging problem triggered by rain in some pockets of the south Odisha city, a senior official said. The civic body has already submitted the proposals comprising 23 projects to the state government, the official said. About Rs 34.33 crore is estimated […]

Odisha’s Silk City wakes up to Barcode system For Solid Waste Disposal

Berhampur: In a bid to bring an overall change in the existing collection and disposal of solid waste generated from the city, Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) has introduced barcode system. The Corporation recently issued a notice in this regard. Under the system, the holding tax number of each household will be converted into barcode. Later, […]

Tardy progress of Janibili project stokes resentment among locals

Berhampur: Aimed at providing drinking water to the city dwellers in Berhampur and nearby villages, the Janibili project’s progress can be termed as tardy at best. While the residents of the city are yet to receive supply of clean drinking water, they have raised allegations that the delay in the project is resulting in traffic […]

BeMC introduces penalty system to make trees nail-free

Berhampur: In an exemplary decision, the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) has decided to levy penalties on advertising agencies for hammering nails on trees to put up advertisements and publicity materials. The decisions to penalise such a practice was taken by the BeMC after an environmental organisation from the city, ‘Sabuja Vahini’ lodged a complaint with […]

Berhampur Gets Smarter, 1st In Odisha To Have Underground Waste Bins

Berhampur: Launching a first of its kind initiative to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a clean India, the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) is all set to operate underground garbage bin facility, a system with semi-underground dustbins placed on the roadside to store wet and dry garbage. With this, the city has become the first Municipal […]

Training for women and transgenders to make cotton bags: BeMC

Berhampur: Ahead of the proposed ban on plastic bags in parts of Odisha from October 2, the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) has started imparting training to women self help groups and a transgender batch on making cotton bags. About 100 women are taking training on making cotton bags which will be required after imposition of […]

Civic body polls: Administrators appointed in 66 ULBs after expiry of tenure

Bhubaneswar: After the five-year tenure of 65 urban local bodies (ULBs) and Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) ended today, the State government appointed administrators to manage the affairs in these civic bodies. Ganjam Collector was appointed administrator of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation. Similarly, district Collectors have been appointed administrators of Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, […]

Food safety officer in Vigilance net

Berhampur: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday arrested a Food Safety Officer and a senior helper while accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 to renew a food license of a hotel. The food safety officer identified as Tapaswini Behera and senior helper Dharmananda Nayak of Berhampur Municipal Corporation were caught red-handed by the vigilance sleuths while accepting […]

Ortel Berhampur offices reopened

Berhampur: The two offices of Ortel Communications in Berhampur which were sealed by the administration on charges of violation of fire safety norms and trade license were reopened today. “The Orissa High Court order on Thursday issued a direction to open the office. Based on that order and a letter issued by Berhampur Municipal Corporation […]

Odisha Public e-library opens in Berhampur

Berhampur:  Odisha Public e-library set up by Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) and Odisha Society of America (OSA) has started functioning from the Town Hall here. The e-library will give a boost to the library movement of the state and help computer literate students, B Nageswar Subudhi, a member of the library advisory committee, said. The […]

Sans maintenance, Modular urinals lie dysfunctional in Berhampur

Berhampur: The roadside urinals set up by Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) as a part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan are lying dysfunctional questioning the hype around improved sanitation system of the town. The urinals built in the recent past, emanate stench and even the water connection system needs repair and renovation. In the absence of water […]

Books for students who lost home, property in fire

Berhampur: The district administration has decided to come to the aid of students who have lost their homes and property in a major fire that broke out two days ago in a slum area near Khaza street in Berhampur. With the exam season approaching, the students were worried that they might have to give their […]