The Centre has granted an additional Rs 87.77 Crore for widening of the National Highways (NH-157) for the construction of paved shoulders besides the road connecting Aska to Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district.
PSUs of the Petroleum Ministry are setting up captive PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) oxygen generation plants to boost emergency care for Covid19 patients in 7 districts of Odisha, informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today reviewed the preparedness as weather department has predicted a cyclonic storm to hit the coast between Odisha and West Bengal.
Alleging gross mismanagement in tackling Covid-19 situation in the State, the Odisha BJP on Sunday hit out at the BJD-led government over non-functional of Temporary Medical Centres (TMCs) across the State unlike previous year.
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday urged his Cabinet colleague and Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to help setting up of 19 more Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) medical oxygen plants in 15 districts of Odisha urgently.
Union Minister of Steel and Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday requested Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to expedite procedural compliances and formalities so that all registered farmers of Odisha can get benefit from direct income support under the PM Kisan.
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to set up village-level Covid crisis management committees for effective management of COVID-19.
In order to impart quality education to children in mining-rich Sundergarh and Angul district, two new Kendriya Vidyalayas will be set up soon.
Dehradun: An agreement for projects worth Rs 100 crore was signed on Thursday between Shri Kedarnath Utthan Charitable Trust and the PSUs of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas…
Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday called up PSUs, healthcare, finance institutions to synergise their efforts with Odisha government in the fight against the Covid-19 situation in the…
Under the guidance and direction of Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Public Sector Undertakings, under the Ministry of Steel, and other Private companies in the steel sector, in this hour…
Sambalpur: The Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has approved sanction of Rs 9.32 crore for the development of Hingula Temple in Talcher, informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan who had earlier sought…
Bhubaneswar: In view of the steady surge in Covid-19 cases in Odisha, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday drew the attention of Ministry of Mines to convert the Nehru…
Bhubaneswar: Taking the fight in Pipili by-election up a notch, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday asked five questions to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, a day after he addressed…
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Centre today dismissed the Odisha government’s allegations of insufficient and erratic supply of Covid-19 vaccines to the State that is hindering its daily vaccination target. In a letter to PK Mohapatra, the Additional chief secretary of Odisha Health Department, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated that 34,46,760 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday urged Union Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to direct Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) authorities to initiate steps for the upgradation of Ispat General Hospital (IGH) into a medical college, which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. In a letter to the Union Minister, Odisha Steel Minister Prafulla Mallick […]
New Delhi: A Central empowered committee will visit Odisha tomorrow to assess the wildfire situation and provide technical assistance to State officials in containing the blaze in Similipal biosphere reserve and other forests. Union Forest and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has directed the panel comprising experts from the Forest Research Institute, forest conservationists and fire […]
Bhubaneswar: Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) today signed an agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop Paradip Plastic Park. The MoU was signed on a hybrid mode, in the presence of Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan, Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday wrote to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan requesting him to set up one of the four proposed National Institutes of Virology in Bhubaneswar. Justifying his demand, Pradhan said that Bhubaneswar has emerged as a prime centre of medical research and education in Eastern India with the presence […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday appealed to BJP workers in Odisha to work two times harder to achieve mission ‘Aatma Nirbhar New Odisha’. Pradhan while addressing BJP’s State executive meeting here today said that workers should work on a mission mode to shape PM Modi’s vision Purvodaya. “Due to the hard work and […]
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Centre today said that it has taken measures to resolve all payment related issues of farmers in Odisha and ensure disbursement of financial assistance to all eligible beneficiaries under PM Kisan Nidhi Yojana. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar informed this through his Twitter page while responding to Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra […]
Bhubaneswar: In the lines of mass fund collection drive (Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan) for Ram Temple In Ayodhya, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Puri King to launch and lead a similar kind of drive for the development of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri. In a letter to Gajapati Dibya Singha Deb, Pradhan urged that […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Steelmaker Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India for an integrated steel plant in Kendrapada district. The proposed 12 mtpa integrated steel plant will be set up with an investment of Rs 50,000 crore, official sources said. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and steel […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday reiterated his request to the Odisha government to implement reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in government jobs and educational institutions, and for Socially Educationally Backward Classes (SEBCs) in educational institutions in the state. “I had written letters to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seeking reservations for OBCs […]
New Delhi: Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday urged investors to invest in development of ports in Odisha, whose coastline, he said, will be the “hub of maritime trade”. Pradhan, who is also the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, was speaking at a session on ‘Investment Opportunities in Odisha’ at the ongoing Maritime India […]
Baripada/Bhubaneswar: Nearly 10 days after a devastating wildfire broke out in the Similipal Tiger Reserve and the adjoining sanctuary and continue to devour large chunks of the park in quick succession, the Odisha government seems to have woken up to the unprecedented environmental and ecological disaster now. On Wednesday Odisha’s Forest and Environment Minister Bikram […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said many farmers in Odisha are unable to get financial assistance under the PM-KISAN scheme due to non-compliance of procedural requirements and sought the personal intervention of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in this regard. “Percentage of farmers receiving the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) […]
Bhubaneswar: The Petrol and diesel prices have reached record highs, creating problems and making holes in the pockets of consumers across the country. The petrol price had recently crossed the Rs 100 per litre mark in Sriganganagar town of Rajasthan. Even in Odisha, the extra-premium petrol has also touched the century mark in Malkangiri district. […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has sought the intervention of Minister of Health, Earth Sciences, and Science & Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan with regard to the establishment of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Marine Biotechnology at the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) in Bhubaneswar. “Keeping in mind the need to balance Odisha’s delicate marine […]
Bhubaneswar: Expressing concern over holding of panchayat polls by Andhra Pradesh in disputed region of Kotia in Koraput and other bordering villages, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday urged the Odisha Chief Minister to take timely action. “Andhra Pradesh’s effort to involve Odisha people in its panchayat polls by crossing the geographical border in Koraput, […]
New Delhi: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that the prices of petroleum products in the country are governed by international market forces. The reply from Pradhan came during the Question Hour. Congress member KC Venugopal had objected to the Minister’s response, saying that he was not putting forth the […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel has assured that the heritage bylaws proposed by the National Monuments Authority (NMA) for Puri Jagannath temple will not hinder the developments of the shrine, informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday. Pradhan held discussion with the union culture minister after coming across the news about NMA coming […]
New Delhi: The government will provide Rs 1 lakh crore additional income to farmers that will be generated by converting waste into energy, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told Rajya Sabha on Thursday. He said the heap of waste at Ghazipur will also be cleaned soon to create energy. “We have started […]
Bhubaneswar: The discovery of remains of a temple and other structures near the Suka-Sari temple complex, close to Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar has not only created a buzz but also caught the attention of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). A team of ASI led by the Joint Director General (Archaeology) Sanjay Kumar Manjul on […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday sought Centre’s intervention in carrying out a detailed scientific excavation of the heritage-rich Ekamra Kshetra in Bhubaneswar. The move comes in the backdrop of findings of invaluable remains of an ancient temple floor on the north-west corner of Suka Sari temple by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi has said that preparation of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the 0.5 Mtpa brownfield expansion project of Nalcos captive power plant (CPP) and smelter at Angul is underway. In a letter to Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Joshi said there is no change in the brownfield […]
Kendrapara: The Gopalpur-Digha proposed coastal highway has the potential to become the lifeline of Odisha, said Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday. Pradhan was speaking at a programme organised at the Circuit House here in Kendrapara after visiting Bhitarakanika sanctuary which reopened today after nine days of hiatus for crocodile census. During the occasion, […]
Sambalpur: The political corridors in Odisha are abuzz with speculations whether senior BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will contest the next general election from Sambalpur parliamentary constituency. The speculations were triggered by the interpretation of a statement made by the union minister in Khinda area of Sambalpur district today. Pradhan addressed the people […]
Bhubaneswar: The fund collection drive (Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan) for the proposed Ram temple at Ayodhya kick started in Odisha on Friday with the participation of Governor Professor Ganeshi Lal, Puri King Gajapati Dibya Singh Dev and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Taking to the occasion, Pradhan said, “I am fortunate to be a part of […]
Bhubaneswar: Condolences began pouring in from various quarters after the sad demise of eminent social worker Padma Shri D Prakash Rao with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik among others reminiscing his dedication and tireless efforts for the uplift of the downtrodden children. In a tweet, the […]