Amid reports of plumbers from Kendrapara district of Odisha being stranded in quake-ravaged Nepal, the state authorities have dispatched teams to various villages of the district to ascertain the number of such people.
In order to ensure smooth flow of sewage during rainy season, the height of the bridges over Dhobijor Nullah carrying the sewage of Sambalpur city in western Odisha will be raised soon, officials said on Sunday.
The sacred neem tree (Daru) to carve out the idol of goddess Subhadra has been identified in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, Suresh Mohapatra, chief of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), said on Friday.
With lightning strikes claiming more lives than major calamities like floods and cyclones, the Odisha government has decided to include eight state-specific disasters under the State Disaster Response Fund and directed authorities to prepare disaster management plans for the current fiscal.
In a bid to raise paddy productivity, Odisha government has stressed on chemical treatment of the seeds prior to sowing and introduction of drought-resistant and flood-prone varieties in calamity-prone Ganjam district in the Kharif season.
To ensure proper water supply, the administration in Kandhamal district has decided to construct check dams over springs and nullahs near residential schools functioning under the ST and SC welfare department.