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Tag: Hirakud

Eco Retreat Festival
Eco Retreat Festival At Bhitarkanika, Hirakud From December 1

Bhubaneswar: To boost the tourism sector in the state which is badly hit due to the pandemic situation, the state tourism department will kick-off  three month-long ‘Eco Retreat Festivals’ at two iconic places of tourist attraction in the state—the  Bhitarkanika National Park and Hirakud Dam– from December 1. While at Bhitarkanika, the country’s second largest […]

Odisha Flood Update: 32 Breaches In Several River Systems In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The incessant rainfall triggered by low pressures has aggravated flood situation in different parts of Odisha. So far, 32 breaches have been formed in major river systems in different parts of the State. Of the 36 breaches, nearly 24 have been formed in Jajpur district while Bari block has been worst hit by the […]

Odisha Deputes Senior Officers To Monitor Flood Situation In 7 Districts

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Saturday deputed senior bureaucrats to oversee flood management in several vulnerable districts of the State. Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy informed that senior officers- Hemant Sharma, DK Singh, Vishal Dev, BP Sethi, VV Yadav, Satyabrata Sahu and RDC- have been asked to monitor the flood situation in Kendrapara, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jajpur, […]

Over 4 Lakh People Affected In Odisha Floods, 2,757 Houses Damaged

Bhubaneswar: With moderate flood anticipated in Mahanadi basin, Odisha government has put its entire machinery on alert to deal with any situation arising out of the situation. As per preliminary estimates by Odisha government, over 4 lakh people have been affected by the floods triggered by the low-pressure induced heavy rainfall so far in the […]

Odisha Plans Cage Aquaculture In Hirakud, Other Reservoirs To Boost Catch

Bhubaneswar:  The Odisha government has come out with a new policy to promote cage fish culture in medium and large reservoirs in the state, officials said. The Fisheries and Animal Resources department of the state government has invited expression of interests (EOI) from interested farmers and entrepreneurs for availing long term lease for 5-years extendable […]

CM Naveen To Inaugurate Odisha Travel Bazaar On Oct 14

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to inaugurate the third edition of Odisha Travel Bazaar which will focus on business of inbound and domestic tourism on October 14. The Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) will organise the mega event in Bhubaneswar. […]

Odisha Woman Thinks Broad, Donates Land For Development cause!

Sambalpur: When State’s many mega projects get stalled over land acquisition hurdles, Sunita Agarwal from Sambalpur has shown the large-heartedness, when she voluntarily parted with her private land to the Government for paving an all-weather road. As per reports, Sunita Agrawal, resident of Sambalpur, has donated her 25 decimal land worth Rs 50 lakh at […]

Rivers on rise in Odisha but no flood threat for State as rains to abate from today

Bhubaneswar: Even as water-level in almost all the rivers in Odisha are on the rise and are nearing the danger level, no threat of flood looms large over the State as the rainfall is set to abate from today. But the water level in Mahanadi, Budhabalanga, Brahmani and Baitarani is likely to post a rise […]

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 Man Falls Prey To Fake KBC Message, Loses Over Rs 40 lakh

Sambalpur: Despite advisories being issued by Odisha Police, people continue to fall prey to several online frauds in the State. In one such incident, a resident of Hirakud area in Sambalpur lost more than Rs 40 lakh in a bid to claim Rs 4 crore prize money. As per reports, the victim had allegedly received […]

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Bird census in Odisha to begin from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: This year’s bird census in Nandankanan, Similipal and other forest divisions will begin from tomorrow and the same will be carried out in Chilika from January 4 followed by Bhitarkanika & Hirakud from January 6, informed Chief Wildlife Warden Sandeep Tripathy. The official informed that preparations are underway for the census which is conducted […]

Farmlands submerged in canal breach

Hirakud: Acres of farmland were inundated after the retaining wall of Sasan Canal of Hirakud dam developed a 20-feet breach in the wee hours today. The water came gushing out of the breach and flooded the farmlands near Pandiripali On being informed, Irrigation department officials rushed to the spot and carried out repair work. “The […]

Hirakud records 'alarming' reduction in Mahanadi water

Sambalpur/Bhubaneswar: The flow of water into Hirakud reservoir in the downstream of Mahanadi River has been severely affected due to construction and ‘regular closure’ of gates of Kalma barrage by neighbouring Chhattisgarh, an assessment of Odisha Water Resource Department revealed. As per reports, Odisha has experienced continuous reduction in water inflow- 18 per cent in […]

Is Hirakud being throttled to benefit industries?

Hirakud: Sharp decline in power generation at Hirakud Hydroelectric Project is raising quite a few questions. Though only four out of the seven units of the project are functional, their generation capacity is at least 149 Mega Watt (MW) electricity on a daily basis. Surprisingly, only 40 MW power is being generated, which has stoked […]

Chhattisgarh’s river linking plan to ‘throttle’ Mahanadi water even more

Bhubaneswar: With controversy over formation of a tribunal to resolve the ongoing dispute on Mahanadi water yet to die down, Chhattisgarh’s river interlinking plan has compounded the concerns of Odisha. The neighbouring State is planning to interlink Mahanadi to Tandula and Pairy rivers, survey of which has commenced already. It was informed by Chhattisgarh’s Water […]

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As Kalma barrage gate opens Odisha Chhattisgarh fight intensifies

Bhubaneswar: Soon after the Kalma dam chief engineer spoke about opening one more gate of the barrage last evening, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh took a different stand altogether. He dared Odisha government to knock the doors of the CWC if it has any problem. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik meanwhile wrote to Prime Minister Narendra […]

Mahanadi may face water scarcity due to Chhattisgarh barrages

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Water Resources department has raised apprehension of water scarcity in Mahanadi due to sharp reduction of water flow to the Hirakud reservoir during non-monsoon months which is being observed since the last few years. The department attributed such situation to construction of six industrial barrages in the upstream area of the river […]

Scorching heat
Scorching heat continues unabated in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Scorching heat continued in interior and western Odisha while coastal parts of State also reeled under intense heat wave conditions. Temperature at four places in the State was over 44 degree Celsius yesterday. Angul town recorded the highest temperature of 44.7 degree Celsius, followed by 44.5 degree at Balangir, 44.1 degree at Talcher and […]

Chhattisgarh refutes charges of blocking Mahanadi water at Kalma

Bhubaneswar: After the Odisha government alleged Chhattisgarh closed the gates of Kalma barrage severely hitting the water inflow into Hirakud reservoir, the neighbouring State today countered the allegation of State terming the statements of Odisha leaders are artificial. Water Resources minister of Chhattisgarh Brijmohan Agrawal refuted the charges that created much hue and cry in […]

Farmer killed for failing to repay loan

Sambalpur: A farmer has been killed allegedly by a money lender for failing to repay loans at Mohammadpur village under Hirakud police distribution in Sambalpur district. The deceased was identified as Nandu Haridas. It is alleged that one Birupakhya Panda, a money lender, killed Nandu as the latter failed to repay the loan he had […]

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Odisha mulls gauge site after Chhattisgarh shuts Kalma dam gates

Bhubaneswar: Even as the controversy over the projects on river Mahanadi continues, the Chhattisgarh had closed all the gates of Kalma barrage for two days hitting severely the flow of water into Hirakud reservoir. The State government has expressed concern over the matter after engineer-in-chief wrote to the secretary of Water Resources department apprising that […]

Odisha weather cold wave and rainfall
Marginal rise in temperature in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Marginal rise in temperature amid foggy conditions in some parts of Odisha brought respite from the intense cold wave, while Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district became the coldest place in the state today. Dense fog enveloped the skyline over the state capital of Bhubaneswar and surrounding areas during the morning hours leading to poor visibility […]

Odisha shivers, Daringbadi coldest at 5 degrees C

Bhubaneswar: Most parts of Odisha today reeled under intense cold accompanied by chilly wind as the mercury settled at 5 degrees Celsius at Daringbadi in Kandhamal district, making it the coldest place in the state. Kandhamal remained the coldest district in the state. The picturesque and mountainous Daringbadi recorded a temperature of 5 degrees Celsius. […]

Odisha weather cold wave and rainfall
Cold wave intensifies further in Odisha; Daringbadi trembles at 4.3 degree C

Bhubaneswar: The severe cold wave has further intensified in Odisha as most parts of the state came under extreme cold wave conditions with mercury dropping to below 10 degrees Celsius in 11 places. According to a Met release this evening, Daringbadi recorded 4.3 degrees, the lowest temperature in the state this year. Apart from Daringbadi, […]

Cold wave grips Odisha; Phulbani shivers at 6.6 degree C

Bhubaneswar: As predicted by the local Met office here, most parts of Odisha have come under intense cold wave with mercury dipping to below 10 degree Celsius at six places in interior south and western Odisha today. According to a Met release this evening, temperature went down to the lowest in Phulbani at 6.6 degree […]

Cold wave rattles Odisha; Phulbani at 7.6 deg Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Life has been thrown out of gear in most parts of Odisha due to intense cold wave sweeping the State. People are mostly seen huddling around fire with warm clothes put on. Mercury at many places except the coastal parts of the State is hovering near 10 degree Celsius. People going for work and […]

Stage set for Mahanadi Bachao Signature Campaign

Cuttack: Elaborate arrangements are in full swing at a place near Gadakhai Padia in the Millennium city here from where the ruling BJD is scheduled to kick off its Mahanadi Bachao Signature Campaign from Friday. The signature campaign would be inaugurated by the BJD supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik. As per the schedule, senior […]

Hirakud opens two more gates

Sambalpur: With the water level in its reservoir increasing due to rains in the upper reaches of Mahanadi, the Hirakud dam on Thursday opened two more sluice gates to release the flood water. According to reports, the excess water of the dam is being released by 12 sluice gates. The water level in the dam […]

Hirakud opens two more gates

Sambalpur: With the water level in its reservoir increasing due to rains in the upper reaches of Mahanadi, the Hirakud dam on Saturday opened two more sluice gates to release the flood water. According to reports, the excess water of the dam is being released by nine sluice gates. Also read: Hirakud releases season’s first […]

Hirakud releases season’s second flood water

Sambalpur: With the water level in its reservoir increasing due to rains in the upper reaches of Mahanadi, the Hirakud dam released this season’s second flood water on Wednesday. According to reports, the excess water of the dam is being released by two sluice gates. In the initial phase, we have opened two gates. After […]

Fluoride gas of Hindalco plant destroys vast patches of paddy crop

The farmers of the villages nearby Hindalco Industries Ltd near Hirakud are hopeless as hundreds of acres of paddy crops have been destroyed by the fluoride gas emanating from the plant

Govt doing petty politics on Mahanadi: Congress

Bhubaneswar: The Congress today alleged that the Odisha government is doing petty politics on the Mahanadi issue. Briefing media persons here today, leader of the Opposition Narasingh Mishra said all political parties in Odisha, except the ruling BJD, are strongly opposed to the construction of projects in the upper reaches of Mahanadi by the Chhattisgarh […]

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No flood threat due to release of Mahanadi water: Govt

The state government today assured the people that there is no threat of floods in the lower catchment areas of Mahanadi due to the release of water from Hirakud dam tomorrow

Projects on upper Mahanadi will not affect Hirakud dam: C’garh minister

Amidst the ongoing row between the Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments on the issue of sharing of Mahanadi water, Chhattisgarh Water Resources minister Brijmohan Agrawal today claimed that construction of projects on the upper catchments of Mahanadi will not have any adverse impact on the Hirakud dam

Mahanadi row: Centre convenes Odisha-Chhattisgarh meeting on July 29

New Delhi: The Centre will convene a joint meeting between Odisha and Chhattisgarh on July 29 to discuss the sharing of Mahanadi water, which has snowballed into a major row between the two neighbouring states after Chhattisgarh embarked on a host of projects in the upper catchments of Mahanadi. The announcement about the Centre-brokered meeting […]

Heatwave conditions return to Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Heatwave conditions returned in Odisha today where at least 10 places recorded temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. IMD in its bulletin said the weather has been dry over Odisha. “The maximum temperatures appreciably rose over north interior Odisha and no large change over rest of the state was observed,” the bulletin said. There was […]

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Scuba divers hunt for nine persons missing after boat capsize

Odisha government today engaged scuba divers and undertook aerial search to trace at least nine persons missing after the boat capsize incident in Hirakud Dam...

Death toll in Hirakud boat tragedy rises to 29

With 17 more bodies recovered from the Hirakud reservoir till the latest report today, the death toll in the unfortunate boat tragedy incident rose to 28. More three bodies are still apprehended to be trapped in the deep water...

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Boat tragedy: Rahul to meet victims’ kins

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is on 2-day.....