Uma Shankar Kar

Kalahandi farmers left out in the cold

In the absence of market linkage, farmers are forced to sell their produce at throwaway prices to wholesalers, who trade them at higher rates in the open market.

11 Jan 2019

‘Sweet’ yield for corn growers in Odisha

Sweet corn has brought smile back on the faces of farmers of Kalahandi who mostly depend on traditional paddy and vegetable crops.

29 Dec 2018

Harbingers of wealth, Debagunias languish in poverty in Odisha

The community, found in some pockets of Kalahandi,Sambalpur and Balangir districts, languish in poverty though making a living by creating idols of gods and goddesses by weaving paddy grains.

14 Dec 2018

No uniform for Kalahandi school students yet

Last year, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced that the Government would provide free uniforms to students of both BPL and APL categories in State-run schools.

04 Dec 2018

‘Prayash’ infuses new lease of life in AIDS-orphaned children in Odisha's Bhawanipatna

The NGO was set up by Saroj Das at Sambhu Nagarpada in Bhawanipatna in 2015 for HIV positive and AIDS affected children, whose parents have succumbed to the disease.

02 Dec 2018

Govt. offices dominate campus of Kalahandi heritage school 

However, for a school with such glorious past, its premises is dotted with government offices hampering education of the students.

16 Nov 2018

Crops set on fire to check pest spread

Currently, short duration paddy is in harvesting stage, while medium variety is in milking to soft dough stage and long duration paddy is in milking stage.

11 Nov 2018

Bhawanipatna Blood Bank in the red

Blood Bank is a prime component of any major hospital. But it has turned the weakest service provider in District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here.

28 Oct 2018

Urea headache for farmers

After facing four floods in the last three months, farmers of Kalahandi district are now finding it difficult to procure urea.

26 Sep 2018

Unauthorised practitioners have a field day

A good number of people have queued up outside the clinic of Asim Ghosh at Madanpur village in Kalahandi district.

13 Sep 2018

Kalahandi agro unit hangs fire

One and a half years have passed since Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone of an integrated Agro-based industry at Mathura village near Sargiguda in Junagarh block of Kalahandi dis

10 Sep 2018

Kalahandi lags behind Swachh Bharat target

The district administration had identified 2,87,282 beneficiaries for construction of IHHLs under the scheme.

04 Sep 2018

Closed doors, deserted roads as dengue stalks Ladugaon

Ladugaon, a busy business centre of Kalahandi district, wears a deserted look. With little respite from dengue from last fortnight, people are choosing to remain indoors. Business establishments are c

25 Aug 2018

Insect-resistant cotton varieties to rescue of ryots

The two varieties will ensure higher yield, quality fibre, minimum cultivation cost, insecticide efficacy and minimum pesticide usage.

04 Aug 2018

Indravati project faces acute siltation

Indravati project, considered the lifeline of Kalahandi, is facing acute problem of siltation.

09 Jul 2018

Schools function from IAY house, temple

1,039 classrooms of 263 school buildings in Kalahandi have been declared unsafe by R&D department

06 Jul 2018

Kalahandi buffalo conservation project a dud

Kalahandi breed of indigenous buffalo having distinct genetic and phenotypic potentialities is on the verge of extinction due to cross-breeding and adoption of foreign varieties.

03 Jun 2018

Save buffalo plan fails to take off

The indigenous Kalahandi breed is on the verge of extinction due to cross-breeding.

28 May 2018

Minor girl from Kalahandi district refuses marriage for education

A minor girl has set an example by going against her father’s wishes and refusing to marry an alcoholic man double her age in Kalahandi district.

26 Sep 2017

Dispensaries fail to offer alternative healthcare

Delivery of services affected for lack of medical staff, medicine supply.

05 Sep 2017

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