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Bonda Tribe Hit By Covid Pandemic In Odisha
Rural Areas On Govt Focus As COVID Makes Way To Villages In Odisha

Odisha government has finally buckled up to intensify testing and tracing in rural areas after COVID cases surged significantly in village areas.

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Solar bulbs transforming lives in tribal village of Odisha

Mayurbhanj: For residents of Jadidar village in Khunta block of Mayurbhanj district, life is not same anymore. They no longer have to think twice before stepping out of their homes in the dark and children don’t have to skip their studies in the night hours. All thanks to solar-powered bulbs. “As electricity can’t reach everywhere, […]

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269 persons taken ill after consuming food during govt programme

Sonepur: As many as 269 people from five villages were taken ill after consuming food at a feast organized during the foundation stone-laying ceremony of a bridge over Anga river at Julunda in Sonepur yesterday. The programme was attended by Housing and Urban Development Minister Niranjan Pujari who laid the foundation stone of the bridge. […]

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China planning to provide internet accesss to its villages by 2020

Beijing: China is planning to provide internet access to almost all of its poor villages in the next three years as part of efforts to narrow the urban-rural digital gap. More than 98 per cent of China’s 122,900 registered poor villages will have access to the internet by 2020, according to a plan published by […]

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President to adopt 50 more Haryana villages for development

Chandigarh: President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed the desire to adopt 50 more villages in Haryana to develop them as smart villages, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Friday. Khattar told the Haryana assembly on the last day of the budget session that the President, who had earlier adopted five villages in the state for […]

Electrify all villages in Odisha by Mar, 2017, directs CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday asked the officials of Energy department to provide electricity to all villages across the state by March, 2017. While reviewing the status of rural electrification projects at state secretariat here, the chief minister directed to expedite the process to meet the deadline of ensuring electricity to each and […]

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Floodwater recedes, but 20 Balasore villages still marooned

Balasore: Though the floodwaters of Subarnarekha have started receding due to a fall in the water flow from the upper catchments, 20 villages spread over six panchayats in Balasore district still remain cut off from the mainland. Reports said while floodwaters have receded slightly in Baliapal and Bhogarai blocks, about 20 villages of Baliapal, Bishnupur, […]

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All villages to get electricity by 2019: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: All villages in the state will be provided with electricity connection by 2019, chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced at a training programme of the Energy department yesterday. While attending a training programme for newly appointed assistant executive engineers, the chief minister said the Energy department will be reformed to provide quality electricity services 24×7 […]