Keonjhar hikes ‘minimum wage’ under MGNREGS, other districts worry

In order to help the rural poor in Keonjhar district to cope with the immediate economic impact of the pandemic all MGNREGS workers in Keonjhar will be paid the minimum wage during 2020-21 fiscal.

11 Jun 2020

Modi is all for Odisha, says Amit Shah in first virtual rally

Shah said around 28 lakh poor families of the state are beneficiaries of the Ujjwala scheme out of 8 crore families of the country

08 Jun 2020

Potato prices zoom in Odisha as demand rises in West Bengal

Taking advantage of lax administration of the Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department, unscrupulous traders have resorted to fleecing the consumers.

07 Jun 2020

Promotion cry gets louder

At present, eight posts of additional secretary, one post each of joint secretary and deputy secretary and four post of under secretary in OSS cadre are lying vacant.

05 Jun 2020

No plan to revise tariff this fiscal: Tata Power CEO Praveer Sinha after taking over CESU

The State power regulator has not changed the tariff (both RST and BST) for the third consecutive year.

02 Jun 2020

Compensation yet to come by, Odisha farmers’ worries see no end amid COVID-19 crisis

With no cash compensation for their damaged crops, the Rs 200 crore livelihood intervention was a let down for the farmers facing severe liquidity crunch to take advantage of the relief measures.

31 May 2020

Paddy procurement finds a new problem in gunny bags

The Central agency had supplied 1.10 lakh bales of which only 5 per cent were delivered during Covid lockdown.

27 May 2020

Odisha to extend short term credit to returnees

The new members of PACS will be issued KCCs for availing credit at concessional rate of interest

25 May 2020

Cyclone Amphan flattens crops in over 1 lakh acres in Odisha

Ripened paddy in around 60 pc cropped areas of Balasore dist has been flattened by the cyclone

22 May 2020

Odisha moots DMF fund use for COVID-19, Centre says no

The District Mineral Foundation fund can only be utilised in mineral bearing districts having at least one positive Covid-19 case

18 May 2020

Farmers in distress as cyclone Amphan heads to Odisha

While only 50 per cent of the crops is harvested in Balasore, half of the blocks in Puri are yet to start cutting as their crops are not ripe.

17 May 2020

Shortage of equipment, labour adds to farm crisis in Odisha

The scarcity of operators prevails even after the Odisha  Government’s announcement to facilitate the movement of trained manpower from Punjab and Haryana.

15 May 2020

Lockdown impact: Paan shops closed, betel vine farmers suffer

With a small land holding of 3 acres, Binod (31) could manage his small family with an average annual income of `2.5 lakh from his betel vines.

13 May 2020

Bonded labourers in Telangana send SOS for rescue to family in Bhubaneswar

A resident of Balangir and helping out distress Odia migrant workers stuck in Tamil Nadu, Babu took up the matter with several NGOs working on migration issue.

11 May 2020

Odia migrants make frantic calls for transport arrangements

The nodal officers of Panchayatiraj department are having a tough time handling queries from people stranded in other States as they are not sure about the transport plan by the Government.

30 Apr 2020