The Kedarnath temple at Ambabhona block is an 11th century shrine located at the foothills of Barapahada which is widely known as the fort of freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai.
Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, who visited Sambalpur recently reviewed the progress of cage fish culture in Hirakud reservoir.
The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) office is likely to start functioning from the new composite building at Durgapali by July this year.
To make the transition seamless, a temporary resettlement colony has been set up in Khola gram panchayat.
Ruling out electrocution or poaching behind the death, the DFO said veterinary doctors believe the elephant might have died due to internal bleeding.
While the problem was resolved later and the deadline extended to December 2020, the work got affected again by the Covid outbreak and lockdown restrictions.
At least 16,934 applications for homestead land have been submitted by the displaced families, Hirakud Dam Bisthapith Kalyan Samiti leaders said.
Most prominent of the winged visitors were Lesser Whistling Ducks whose number exceeded 50,000 during the annual bird census by Hirakud Wildlife Division.
While water inflow reduced by 65 pc in 2016-17, it was 61 pc in 2017-18 and 57 pc in 2018-19.
The ropeway connecting Jawahar Udyan with Gandhi Minar at Hirakud, became a hit with the tourists since it was launched in 2019.
General secretary of the Samiti Gopinath Majhi said on November 15 that CM Naveen Patnaik announced that 10 decimal homestead land will be provided to each of the 2,000 Hirakud Dam oustees.
The Irrigation department is planning to refurbish two distributaries of Hirakud Dam’s Sason canal, Huma and Parmanpur, to augment their discharge capacity.
The Chief Minister made this announcement while virtually launching the distribution of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) smart health cards in Jharsuguda district
Tripathy submitted to the NHRC that due to the negligent of the state authorities, the victim families continued to face problems for generations in the affected districts.
Survey in Lambipali village under Attabira tehsil is complete and 42 families were identified as beneficiaries.