With dengue claiming four lives in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday sounded alert in seven districts and directed departments concerned to intensify sanitation drive with focus on industrial and mines areas that showed high incidence of the disease.
Announcing an assistance of Rs five crore from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha Government today said trained personnel are ready with equipment to undertake rescue and relief operations in affected areas.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday wrote to Union Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari seeking inclusion of the state for financial aid from World Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and others to ensure safe drinking water for all.
Opposition Congress accused Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of shielding BJD leaders who allegedly grabbed above 100 acre of forest land on the outskirt of the state capital even as the Odisha government ordered a joint probe into the alleged land scam.
Hitting out at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for alleged cover up bid in land scam, BJP on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into allotment of land and houses as role of political leaders had now surfaced during inquiry into chit fund scandal by the central agency.
Hitting out at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for alleged cover up bid in land scam, the BJP demanded a CBI probe into allotment of land and houses as role of political leaders had now surfaced during inquiry into chit fund scandal by the central agency.
Despite a boycott call by Maoists, Independence Day was celebrated across Odisha with gaiety and enthusiasm amid tight security with the government promising to implement a special policy for speedy empowerment of girls and women.
Vast areas in the delta region of Mahanadi river system were inundated by flood waters while the water level in other rivers dropped slowly as the death toll due to rains and floods which hit over 17.8 lakh people climbed to 35.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday urged upon the state`s scientific fraternity to come up with "out-of-the-box" solutions to combat the menaces of environmental pollution, energy crisis, water scarcity, global warming, and climate change.
As incessant torrential rains claimed three lives and posed flood threat in Mahanadi river and other rivers in Odisha, the state government on Monday alerted 12 districts to gear up for any eventuality as heavy downpour is likely to pound some areas due to a deep depression.