Tag: Brahmani

Very Heavy rainfall in Umerkote, Sonepur, Boudh, Rourkela & Keonjhar; All eyes on Brahmani, Baitarani

Bhubaneswar: With an associated low level circulation persisting over Odisha, very heavy rainfall is predicted at places like Umerkote in Nabarangpur district, many places in districts like Kalahandi, Sonepur, Boudh and adjoning areas of Kandhamal. The precipitation will amount to over 204 mm today. However, the heavy rainfall will not trigger any flood, though high […]

Amidst Mahanadi river row, Hirakud reservoir storage this monsoon drops to a decade low!

Bhubaneswar: Hirakud and Rengali reservoirs current storage with respect to live capacity at Full Reservoir Level (FRL) hit a decade low this year as on August 9. As per latest data available with the Water resources department, with the current live storage of 0.854 billion cubic metres (BCM), Hirakud’s current storage in proportion to the […]

Odisha's Five Major Rivers Polluted!

Bhubaneswar: Amid concerns over rising pollution in water bodies, State Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh today, in reply to BJP MLA Mohan Majhi in Assembly, said that five major rivers in Odisha- Mahanadi, Shankha, Koel, Brahmani and Baitarani, have become polluted as they are fed with discharges from industries and urban local bodies. […]

Villagers risk their lives to cross Brahmani river

Jajpur: Risking their lives everyday, residents of 10 villages under Bari block of Jajpur district cross Brahmani river with the help of a bridge made out of bamboo. While the villagers could use the boat services only for four months in a year, the bamboo bridge is the only option for them to cross the […]

Devotees to offer prayers to Sun god on Chhath Puja

Rourkela: Markets witnessed heavy rush in the steel city and other parts of State today with people of Hindi speaking community mostly ‘Biharis’ thronged to buy various fruits, vegetables and other items required on occasion of Chhath Puja. Ghats along Koel, Brahmani and Sankh rivers and other water bodies in the city have been decked […]

Odisha to spend Rs 448 cr for green cover along river banks

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet today approved a proposal to create green cover along the banks of major rivers such as the Mahanadi, Brahmani, Baitarini and Rusikulya to rejuvenate the water bodies. The plantation work will be taken up at a cost of Rs 448 crore within one km width along both sides of the major […]

Work on second Brahmani bridge halted for past two months

Rourkela: Resentment is brewing among locals as construction work of second bridge over Brahmani river in the district has been stopped for last two months. As per reports, there are lots of mismanagement in the construction work. Security guards employed by the construction company have not been paid for the past two months. Besides, any […]

Ravenshaw University students make film on Baji Rout

Cuttack:  A group of students of Ravenshaw University have come up with ‘Baji Rout India’s  Youngest Freedom Fighter’, a short film on the courage and valour of Baji Rout, a martyr in the history of India’s freedom struggle. The British forces had gunned down Baji Rout, who was born in Dhenkanal district, after he had […]

Piling work of 2nd bridge over Brahmani to begin on June 4

  Rourkela: Piling work of the second bridge over river Brahmani at Balughat here will begin on Monday, informed Chief General Manager (CGM) of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) Dharmendra Sarangi yesterday. In a bid to review and expedite the project, Sarangi visited the construction site yesterday. During his visit, he assured that […]

Op-Ed: A Bridge Too Far

The much needed – and much delayed – second bridge on River Brahmani in Rourkela is fast turning out to be a joke played on the people of the Steel City on All Fools Day three years ago by no less than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. April 1, 2018, as ruefully pointed out by Rourkela […]

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. […]

MP Baijayant visits flood hit Pattamundai villages

Pattamundai: Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda today visited flood affected villages here in Kendrapara district. He met flood victims at worst hit Singhagaan panchayat and discussed their problems. Later, he visited other neighbouring villages like Raulia and Krushnadaspur and assured the victims of all supports, said Durgashis Mohanty, former Kendrapara block chairman. During his visit, people […]

Flood-hit Jajpur limping back to normalcy, Kendrapara situation still grim

Kendrapara/Jajpur: Life in flood hit villages of Bari block in Jajpur district is limping back to normalcy after river Brahmani and its tributary Kharasrota has started receding since yesterday even as the situation in Kendrapara has remained grim. As many as 112 villages of nine blocks in Jajpur were affected by the deluge of which […]

Flood wreaks havoc in Jajpur, Kendrapara

Jajpur/Kendrapara: Major flooding in Brahmani and its tributary Kharasrota River system wreaked havoc inundating several blocks and endangering thousands of people in Jajpur and Kendrapara districts. Latest reports said as many as 15 gram panchayats including Kimbhirpala, Malda, Atira, Bhurunga have been totally cut off with Bari block being the worst affected in the flood. […]

Flood woes continue across Odisha

Jajpur/Kendrapara/Balasore/ Dhenkanal:  Flood situation continues across the state with Brahmani and Kharasrota river’s flood water marooning various villages of Dhenkanal, Jajpur and Kendrapara districts. Rise in water level above danger mark has led to an embankment breach in the Brahmani river leaving many villages marooned. Though the water level of Subarnarekha River has receded, villages […]