Bijoy Pradhan

'Gaping holes' in power tariff determination by Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission

An analysis of the tariff orders passed by the Commission for the current fiscal showed that the average tariff is 19.49 paise less than the ACoS.

22 Jul 2021

Odisha: Banks stare at Rs 11,000 crore NPA in priority lending

The rate of non-performing assets rises from 5.8 per cent to 6.22 per cent during the last quarter of 2020-21 financial year.

20 Jul 2021

BJP to hit streets over power tariff hike

The party will gherao all the electricity offices starting from section to circle offices for three days beginning July 14 demanding rollback of the hike. 

13 Jul 2021

Discrepancies in power tariff calculation cost consumers 37.5 paise more

He said the overall impact on the retail tariff increased by 37.5 paise due to wrong calculation of revenue requirement on different heads.

12 Jul 2021

In Vaishnaw, Tudu, Odisha gets more than its due in Narendra Modi's revamped cabinet

The name of Vaishnaw as a possible ministerial candidate was in circulation before the Cabinet rejig for his proximity to the Prime Minister, but the selection of Tudu caught many by surprise.

08 Jul 2021

Tata Power’s business plans challenged in Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission

Consumer activist Ananda Kumar Mohapatra has raised objections to the applications stating in the current form they do not conform to the prescribed regulations of OERC.

27 Jun 2021

Central team flags paddy purchase lapses in Odisha, suggests detailed audit

The central team inspected four market yards in Bargarh, Balangir, Sonepur and Nayagarh districts to get first-hand information from the ground.

23 Jun 2021

Odisha capital to be developed as MICE destination to boost tourism

As per the Ministry’s proposed action plan, the Temple City will be among the six cities to be taken up for development as a MICE destination in the second phase.

19 Jun 2021

Oppn targets govt over ‘PMAY’ neglect

Nine districts have not received a single PMAY-G house while the coastal districts have cornered a lion’s share

15 Jun 2021

Gridco, others get OERC notice on tariff review petitions

Terming the tariff order as arbitrary and unlawful, the petitioner said determination of bulk supply price (BSP) for Gridco at 296.29 paise per unit violates OERC regulations. 

14 Jun 2021

Token system for paddy procurement fails farmers in Odisha

Even if farmers are bringing their produce to mandis on the appointed date and time as prescribed in the allotted token, many are not lucky enough to sell off their stock the same day. 

13 Jun 2021

Subsidy delay hits demand of certified seeds in Odisha

Sources in Odisha State Seeds Corporation said that many dealers have not received the subsidy amount for the seeds that they have already sold.

05 Jun 2021

Now, Chuktia Bhunjia tribals of Nuapada in virus grip

Nine members of Chuktia Bhunjia tribe, a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group, of Nuapada district have come under the grip of novel coronavirus. 

04 Jun 2021

Odisha government issues show cause notice to Sarada Mines to recover Rs 1,042 crore

This is the second notice by the State government to SMPL, the lease holder of Thakurani iron ore block-B in Joda mining circle of Keonjhar district within four months.

31 May 2021

Odisha: With 18 fatalities due to coronavirus, power sector staff demand warrior status

The number of Covid-affected persons in the power generation, distribution and transmission sector was 1,277 as on May 7

18 May 2021