The much touted Basudha yojana, which aims at providing potable water to the rural Odisha, seems to have turned out to be a mere eyewash for the villagers in Dharmashala and Basudevpur.
The family of a youth who died allegedly after his siblings were arrested by the police during the protest, were seen begging for alms to conduct the last rites.
As the protest by the Kharasrota Sangram Samiti members reached Day-3 at the mega drinking water project site at Bharigada in Kendrapara, a BJP team visited the project site on Tuesday
Protestors clashed with the police in Kendrapara while they were holding a rally to protest against the proposed drinking water project on Kharasrota river
Amid rising protests against a mega drinking water project, Section-144 has been imposed. This prohibitory order has been issued in Balakati, Bharigada, Barunadiha panchayats under Rajkanika of Kendrapara district.
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC has been clamped in three panchayats of Kendrapara district for a period of two months to expedite the works of a mega drinking water project in Kendrapara district.
Basic grants (untied) can be utilised for location-specific felt needs except for salary or other establishment expenditure. The tied grants are to be utilised for drinking water (including rainwater harvesting and recycling) and solid waste management.
Nabard will set up two mega piped drinking water supply projects. While one will be in Jajpur district which will cover Badachana and Dharmasala blocks, the other is in Puri district which will cover Brahmagiri and Krushnaprasad blocks.
Koraput: Much to the disappointment of Jayanagar residents in Jeypore town of Koraput district, a dream ground water project, which once promised to alleviate all of their sufferings, has failed to quench the thirst of the locals even two years after its completion. People of the town have alleged that the 9 lakh litre capacity […]
Kendrapara: The protest against a proposed mega drinking water project on the Kharashrota river near Barigada village in the district has gathered more steam. Two days after thousands of villagers at Rajkanika formed a two kilometre long human chain to register their opposition to the proposed move by the state government on Monday, they reportedly […]
Kendrapara: More than 2000 locals formed a massive two kilometre-long human chain at Rajkanika in the district to protest the proposed mega drinking water project on river Kharashrota near Barigada village, on Monday morning. The project, villagers fear, would not only result in the drying up of the riverbed, but it would also deprive irrigation […]
Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has today sent notices to Odisha government for constructing a drinking water supply project on forestland without obtaining necessary environmental clearance in Kendrapara. According to sources, the drinking water project, the foundation stone for which was laid by CM Naveen Patnaik on December 8, 2018, is being constructed at […]