Prasanjeet Sarkar

Three-fourth farm land in Sundargarh acidic

Use of chemical and nitrogen fertiliser has taken a toll on soil fertility

04 Dec 2022

Railway project runs into land, legal hurdles

The revised completion target of 2025 looks unfeasible as an extra several hundred crores of rupees will be added to the project’s revised cost estimate of Rs 1,928.07 crore.

12 Nov 2022

Bhedabahal mega power project cancelled!

Board of Directors of OIPL decide to drop the 4,000 MW green-field project which was hanging fire for 14 years

17 Sep 2022

Odisha: Jhurimal Van Suraksha Samiti planting hope for a ‘green’ life

In the local forest, villagers of Jhurimal Sundargarh see hope for a better life, not just for themselves but also for their children.

31 Jul 2022

Odisha's Subarnapur administration lays counselling bridge for dropouts to reach schools

In March this year, the Subarnapur administration started a sustained campaign to bring dropouts like Sunita back to schools and stop the rampant practice of child marriage which is the linked to it.

24 Jul 2022

For this neglected Satjharia village in Odisha, makeshift wooden bridge only link

If road connectivity is a basic indicator of development, then Satjharia village under Giringkela Gram Panchayat (GP) of Lefripada block here has little to show.

23 Jul 2022

Odisha: Despite no bridge, anganwadi worker's commitment ensures students cross the river

One is that of development paradox in a mineral-rich block of Sundargarh district. Two, an anganwadi worker’s unwavering commitment to the children she serves. And the second one matters.

15 Jul 2022

Odisha dairy farmer saves surplus milk for slum children

In Sundargarh town, Asmit Patel started distributing free milk to children of a slum during the Covid-19 outbreak and hasn’t stopped ever since, writes Prasanjeet Sarkar

26 Jun 2022

Two including minor die after school gate falls on them in Odisha's Rourkela

The deceased are identified as Suresh Chaudhary (16) and a security guard Gandhiram Rout (58). The freak accident took place at Bikash Public School. 

24 Jun 2022

RSP plans double expansion as land hurdles remain to be solved

The proposed expansion plan of the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) of SAIL to more than double its production capacity has come as a fresh breath of air for all.

28 May 2022

NIT-R alumni innovate robotics solution for underwater inspections

Classmates Debendra Pradhan and Biswajit Swain quit their plum jobs to launch a startup that has been providing customised solutions in the field of underwater robotics, writes Prasanjeet Sarkar

22 May 2022

Odisha: Minors spend night in police station for demanding parking fee from cop

Lady police officer refuses to pay parking fee, 4 minor boys detained on extortion charges

10 Apr 2022

Odisha: Another major breakdown in Rourkela Steel Plant, one injured

the inlet pipe of Stove-I of the new blast furnace exploded on Tuesday night. A worker who was present near the unit fell conscious from shock.

28 Jun 2017