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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 […]