Orissa floods: Centre sanctions Rs 918 cr

The Centre on Wednesday sanctioned
Rs 918.30 crore as flood assistance to Orissa.

Orissa Governor insists on probe into flood cause

Two rounds of floods last month killed 83 people and disrupted lives of 5.6 million residents in 21 of the state`s 30 districts.

Centre yet to release funds for flood-hit Orissa

The Centre is yet to release money to Orissa from the National Disaster Response
Fund (NDRF) for relief and restoration activities in flood-hit areas, a senior minister said.

Orissa floods: Weaving sector hard hit in Kendrapa

As many 392 weaver families of 15 villages were badly
affected by the flood, official source said.

Orissa hastens post flood re-construction

Orissa has set up panels to speed up reconstruction work in the districts hit by two rounds of floods last month, an official said on Saturday.

Orissa: Monitoring committees for restoration work

The Orissa Government seeks to meet the commitment made to the Centre on fund expenditure for flood-hit areas.

Orissa: Oppn demands special session on calamities

With 21 of Orissa`s 30 districts hit by two spells of high floods, Congress demanded convening a special session of the assembly.

High school board, Plus-2 exam fees waived

Orissa government will waive
the examination fees of students for high school board and
Plus-Two in flood affected areas.

Dalai Lama donates Rs 10 lakh to flood-hit Orissa

The Dalai Lama has expressed sadness over the loss of lives and devastation caused by the natural calamity.

Crop loss on Orissa floods upto 80%: Central team

Upto 80% crop loss was estimated due to Orissa flood which had also caused large
scale damage to "Kuchha" houses.

Relief operations continue in flood-hit Orissa

Ten teams of National Disaster
Response Force (NDRF) comprising 307 personnel and 59 boats
have been deployed in six flood-affected districts of Orissa.

Orissa floods: Antony asks IAF to provide support

Defence Minister A K Antony asked IAF to provide support to Orissa govt`s requirement for deployment of choppers in flood relief operations.

Orissa flood affects 21 lakh people, 17 killed

As a large number of villages were marooned in Jajpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj districts due to floods.

Orissa`s 197 villages continue to remain marooned

People in 197 villages of
three coastal districts of Orissa continued to remain marooned
even as flood water receded in most places.

Orissa faces fresh floods, toll 32

A fresh spell of floods in river Baitarani inundated 12 gram panchayats in Bhadrak and Keonjhar districts of Orissa.

Centre dispatches flood relief to affected states

In view of the grim flood
situation in Orissa, Bihar and Assam, the Home Ministry has
dispatched helicopters, boats and special force personnel to
the affected areas for rescue and relief operations.

Orphanage inmates trapped in marooned shelter home

About 80 persons,
including some orphan children and elderly persons, are
stranded in a flooded village of Kendrapara district since the
past two days.

Orissa floods: Water recedes, rescue efforts on

With flood waters of Mahanadi river system slowly receding in the delta region, Orissa govt accelerated relief work in the affected areas.

Orissa floods hit 14 lakh people

Flood in Mahanadi, Subarnarekha, Budhabalang and Baitarani rivers affected 14 lakh people in 19 of the 30 districts.

Orissa floods kill 16, 877 villages deluged

Orissa government on Sunday began air-dropping of
food packets in worst hit areas as the death toll rose to 16,
official sources said.