Odisha water

Odisha Water Resources department, UNICEF join hands for better water management

The endeavour aims at engaging with the community on sustainable water management, equity in water distribution, water conservation and women as principal stakeholders in water governance.

published on : 25th November 2021

No water for rabi crops from Odisha's Bhaskel dam this year

Sources said that over the years, lack of maintenance and siltation have reduced the dam's storage capacity by over 60 per cent as the reservoir has reportedly not been cleaned.

published on : 22nd November 2021

Low to medium flood in Odisha's Mahanadi river system

Requesting the people to remain careful, officials assured of no major disaster due to flood in the district. 

published on : 18th September 2021

Rivers swell, flood fear grows in Odisha

Senior Congress leader Ganeswar Behera said as the mighty Mahanadi and its tributaries are in spate, a large number of riverside villagers are panic stricken.

published on : 18th September 2021

Odisha govt rules out flood possibility in Mahanadi river system

The water levels of Mahanadi, Devi and Bramhani have started falling while those of Khushabhadra, Budhabalanda and Subarnarekha continued to rise.

published on : 16th September 2021

Odisha's water disputes with neighbouring states will be resolved soon: Union Minister Bishweswar Tudu

Union Minister of State Jal Shakti and Tribal Affairs Bishweswar Tudu said the disputes will be resolved if states concerned come to a common table for discussions.

published on : 7th September 2021

41 per cent of Bhubaneswar monitoring wells report drop in water level

However, the remaining 59 pc monitoring wells have reported a rise of water level compared to 2019. 

published on : 12th August 2021

Odisha to strengthen sea embankments

Odisha's Water Resources department will identify vulnerable spots and tracts in the coast and will prepare an action plan.

published on : 12th August 2021

Odisha government to revive waterway projects

The State government will revive the waterway projects as the Covid-19 pandemic has shown signs of decline.

published on : 26th June 2021

Odisha's Water Resources Department incurs loss of Rs 87 crore in cyclone 'Yaas'

The Engineer-In-Chief said that Balasore district has suffered maximum damage to infrastructure and many areas are still marooned due to heavy rainfall during and after the cyclonic storm.

published on : 1st June 2021

Odisha to set up Water Academy

The academy will be registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and would work under the administrative control of WATCO.

published on : 14th April 2021

Odisha: By the sea but far away from 'water'

For the last few years, depletion of groundwater level and salinity ingress has emerged as a big problem in the area.

published on : 26th March 2021

Cry for water gets louder in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur

Sarpanch of Goda panchayat Susama Swain informed that around 146 tube wells in the area remain unused due to increased salinity in the water.

published on : 25th March 2021

Identify water scarcity hotspots in Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik

It has been the priority of the government to ensure quality drinking water supply to the citizens especially during the summer season.

published on : 25th March 2021

Water crisis looms large as ponds turn dry, tanks go defunct in Odisha

The bore wells were dug by the block authorities two years back as no other water body was present in the vicinity.

published on : 24th March 2021
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