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Tag: Remote Areas

Indonesia quake, tsunami: Aid reaches remote areas

Jakarta: Relief aid started arriving in the more remote areas of Sulawesi island in Indonesia following last week’s magnitude-7.5 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that left at least 1,500 people dead, the Red Cross said on Saturday. Assistance was being provided by local authorities and non-governmental organisations in Donggala and other cut off areas such as […]

Better late than never, govt braces up for roads to 800 remote villages

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has decided to carry out road construction work in 800 remote villages in Rayagada district. The decision of the government came against the backdrop of the recent report of a pregnant woman being forced to cross a river in a stretcher on her relatives’ shoulders for delivery in the district. At a […]

SHGs to carry banking services to remote areas in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha today became the first state in the country to carry financial inclusion and extend banking services to unbanked areas through Self Help Groups (SHGs). The state government signed an agreement with State Bank of India in this regard. “This is a historic agreement to leverage the reach and resources of Odisha Livelihood Mission (OLM) […]

Blanket laden truck seized, two detained

Umerkot: Police today seized a blanket laden truck and detained two persons including the driver for interrogation. Reports said the some BJP activists detained a truck carrying woollen blankets near Lalapara in Raighar block in Nabarangpur district and informed the police. Following information, a team of Raighar police rushed to the spot and seized the […]

68 more ambulances for remote areas

Bhubaneswar: In an effort to provide timely ambulance service to pregnant women and children in the remote areas of the state, the government has decided to provide 68 new ambulances in these areas. A decision in this regard was taken during the review of the performance of the Health department conducted by the chief minister […]