In a bid to woo villagers of Kotia, the Koraput administration has set up a cold storage unit in the disputed panchayat under Pottangi block.
However, the administration has now decided to go ahead with the plan and reportedly finalised the detailed project report.
Sources said the sudden cold wave condition that prevailed in both plains and hilly areas of Koraput from wee hours resulted in thick fog across the tribal region the entire day.
Sources said despite the huge crowd at the temple, only two police personnel were deployed in the shrine to maintain order.
The agitating anganwadi workers of Koraput district have started a signature campaign to garner support for their demands.
The district also has good rail connectivity with vistadome coaches on the Koraput-Rayagada route.
The first mandi was inaugurated at SB Nuagaon in Kotpad block on November 15. But even as the farmers are ready to sell their produce, they are unable to do so at the mandis.
The corporation has informed the Coffee Board about a separate GI for state’s coffee.
Intense cold wave has affected normal life in Koraput district. For the first time this season, the night temperature in several parts of the district dipped below 6 degree Celsius on Thursday.
The scheme aims at developing sustainable and responsible destinations with a tourist and destination-centric approach.
A Congress team led by the party’s district president Govind Patra also submitted a memorandum to the Malkangiri collector and SP in this connection.
The road constructed by the villagers will reduce the distance by a good 20 km, said Lachna Purasethi, a villager.
“The WSHGs can identify themselves as SMEs through their self-identification on income generation,” she said.
Meanwhile, some parts of Deomali under Pottangi block of the district recorded below 8 degree on Sunday morning.
While undertaking the anti-Maoist operation, the security personnel found about 10/15 rebels camping in the vicinity of Malipada village.
The candidate further alleged he was offered Rs 50,000-Rs 70,000 to withdraw his candidature.
In the banners and posters, the ultras accused six persons of working as brokers for Hindalco and Maitri mining companies to explore the Bauxite reserve in the area.
Sources said, on September 26, an anganwadi worker was allegedly assaulted by one Susanta Chapadi of Phuldamba village.
There is no let up in dengue cases in Ganjam and Koraput districts even as the Health department has been claiming the situation is under control.
Odisha has been selected for Indo-German pilot project for the consistent growth in its economy.