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Tag: Nagada

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Struggle For MDM Rice: Children in Nagada walk 20 km to Collect Ration

These are images of children of Nagada Village, which had shot into national headlines for malnutrition deaths. It seems nothing much has changed. Students here reportedly have to walk 20km to collect the MDM ration.

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Children In Odisha’s Nagada Walk 20 Kms To Collect MDM Ration, Inquiry Ordered

When the State government claim to have been spending lakhs of rupees for the development of Nagada, this kind of neglect by the block administration has raised question marks over the sincerity of the government.

Tribals in Odisha's Nagada Fall Back On God, Home Remedies To Fight Covid

Even as the devastating second wave of Covid-19 pandemic has set the alarm bells ringing across the country, the tribal residents at Nagada in Jajpur district are little worried about the deadly virus and its impact because, as they claim,  "Of God's blessings and their own home-made herbal cure." 

50% child population in Odisha malnourished: Report

Bhubaneswar: Malnutrition menace grips Odisha acutely. Hard numbers show half of the child population in the State are severely  malnourished. With Nagada’s instance still fresh in memory, the malnutrition saga may linger till 2036, the centennial birth year of Odisha. As per a report on state of nutrition in Odisha by the Coalition for Food […]

Nagada Village Gets Electricity Connection

Jajpur: Electricity connection has been finally provided to Nagada, a hilltop tribal village in Sukinda Chromite valley of Odisha’s Jajpur district which had hogged the headlines three years ago for the death of 21 children due to malnutrition, officials said. The power connection was given on Wednesday after the Odisha Lokayukta summoned six district officials […]

From 1990 - 2017, Malnutrition deaths still haunt Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government last year claimed on the floor of the House that not a single child  died of malnutrition in between 2016 and 2017, the revelation is Odisha did record child malnutrition deaths in 2017. As many as six children had died prematurely due to malnutrition in the State. This was […]

Nagada: A village thats turned ‘model’ or tells an appalling tale?

Jajpur: Tucked in the forested hills in Jajpur district, Nagada which was once inaccessible and had made it to the headlines for malnutrition deaths, has turned into a ‘model’ village in barely a year as per local administration parlance. Though the ‘model’ concept does specify  the parameters that are mostly infrastructural, the villagers staying in […]

5 child labourers rescued in Nagada

Jajpur: Five child labourers were rescued by a team of District Child Protection Unit and police following a joint raid on Thursday in Jajpur district’s Nagada village which was in news for malnourishment deaths. The district administration handed over the rescued children to the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) after conducting their medical examination, said sources. According to […]

Throwback 2017: Top videos by odishatv.in

There was news, and then there were newsmakers. Somewhere, few and far between the tape loops there were some visuals which were uncommon, unusual and even uncanny.  Above all, they were some of the most awe-inspiring stories of 2017 and most-watched. Odishatv.in sifts through its timeline to bring you some of the popular videos. Capturing […]

Odisha Govt committed to develop Nagada: Health Minister

Jajpur: Health Minister Pratap Jena on Thursday visited tribal-dominated Nagada village under Sukinda block in Jajpur district and inquired about health condition of malnourished children in the area. The Minister also reviewed healthcare services and other facilities available in the area. The move came a few days after OTV broadcast a report on how children […]

The missing link: Out of coverage area, Nagada does not respond

Nagada remains a utopia, Period. Unlike most tribal dominated pockets of the state, Nagada is just two kilometres from mobile connectivity zone. Tucked into the dense forests is a place called Naliadaba, with just four households that borders as cut-off point on the hills, separating Nagada from the rest of the world. The network snaps […]

Bus service launched to malnutrition-hit Nagada

Jajpur: After solar lights, water filters and visit of doctors could not improve the lives of malnourished children of Nagada area, the Jajpur district administration launched bus service today to help local residents reach other parts of the State. Jajpur collector Ranjan Kumar Das and local legislator Priti Ranjan Ghadai launched the daily bus service […]

Dark Nagada:  Infrastructural changes make no difference in absence of awareness 

Jajpur: The heartbreaking story of Kamali Pradhan, 3-year-old from upper Nagada area of the industrial town of Jajpur, says it all. At a time when the kid should revel in the bliss and beauty of childhood, burden of undernourishment haunts her making her powerless. A mouthful of watered rice, a bit of saag is all […]

Malnutrition continues to haunt Nagada

Jajpur: Even after multiple child deaths in Nagada had shocked the nation last year, malnutrition continues to haunt the village in Jajpur district with more than 10 children found suffering from undernourishment in the area again. It has been alleged that a four-month-old son of villager Brahma Pradhan lost his life to malnutrition and malaria […]

Mansi, face of Nagada malnutrition dies

Jajpur: Two-year-old Manasi whose face bore the appalling picture of abject malnutrition of Nagada in Jajpur lost her battle after succumbing to malaria. As per sources, Mansi, daughter of Dhaneswar Pradhan died of malaria while under treatment at Tisco hospital in Kaliapani. She was admitted to the hospital two days back. A wave of death […]

Ghasipur Malnutrition Death
One more dies of malnutrition in Odisha

Keonjhar: With the memories of deaths of 19 children due to malnutrition in Nagada of Jajpur district still fresh, death of a 4-year-old child under similar conditions in Badambi Nahaka sahi of Ghasipura block in Keonjhar district has exposed ground realities of implementation of various welfare schemes at the grassroot level. As per reports, the […]

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State Chief Food Commissioner reviews situation in Nagada

Bhubaneswar: The State Chief Food Commissioner Rangalal Jamuda, on Friday, visited Nagada village in Jajpur district to take a stock of the infrastructural development in the region. After reviewing the overall progress in Nagada, Jamuda said the road work in the area would be completed within a month. “A pond has been constructed but it […]

RDC reviews welfare works at Nagada

Jajpur: The Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Central Range, AB Ota on Saturday took stock of progress of various developmental works at Nagada here. Speaking to media persons, Ota cited that the undergoing construction of a main road connecting to improve the connectivity in area will be completed by May 30. The RDC further said that the government […]

Nagada malnutrition deaths
BJP, BJD lock horns over infant deaths in Nagada

Bhubaneswar: Reacting to the affidavit made in the Orissa High Court in which the Jajpur district collector has denied deaths of infants at Nagada village due to malnutrition, Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan has, on Monday, condemned the apathy of the Naveen government towards the incident. The ruling party’s apathy, negligence and irresponsibility towards the […]

Now motorable road to malnutrition-hit Nagada village

Jajpur: The Odisha Food Commission chairman today lauded the Jajpur district administration for laying a motorable road to Nagada village, where about 21 children had died last year allegedly due to malnutrition. The children of the tribal-dominated village had died last year in the absence of medical facilities. The incident had hogged the headlines causing […]

Nagada needs more development: Odisha Food Commission

Jajpur: In his first visit to the non-descript Nagada village in the district which hogged headlines last year for the malnutrition deaths of 19 tribal children, Odisha Food Commission Chairman Ranglal Jamuda on Friday said that a lot of developmental works must be initiated by the State government for the economic upliftment of the locals. […]

2017 a year of challenges for Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar:  After managing to come out of the cobweb of confrontations and controversies in 2016, the Odisha government will set its feet on its fourth year of its fourth term in 2017. But some of the challenges it had encountered last year will chase like a shadow in 2017. Out of the major challenges the […]

Mahanadi Row: BJD takes out rally, burns Chhattisgarh CM’s effigy

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD upped its ante against the Chhattisgarh government over the Mahanadi issue and staged a rally at Master Canteen Square followed by a demonstration in the city here today. During the protest, the BJD activists burnt the effigy of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and warned that the party would continue its […]

Monsoon session of Odisha Assembly likely to be stormy

Bhubaneswar: The monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly scheduled to begin tomorrow is most likely to be stormy. While the Opposition Congress and BJP will try to corner the government over the issues like the Mahanadi, Polavaram, Kandhamal firing, Nagada deaths, the ruling BJD has also prepared itself to counter the opposition onslaught. “The Congress […]

Odisha BJP
BJP to observe 'Lajja Diwas' today

Bhubaneswar: The State unit of BJP will observe ‘Lajja Diwas’ today as a mark of protest against State government’s apathy towards deceased home guard Sandeep Hati. The party will launch a signature campaign over the issue at Master Canteen square here. While informing about it at a press meet on Monday, party vice president Sameer […]