Western Odisha

Power cuts, voltage fluctuation add to summer woes in Bargarh, Sambalpur

Its temperature stuck above 40 degree Celsius since last more than 10 days, Bargarh is one among the districts facing a staggering heat wave.

published on : 8th May 2022

WODC funds: BJP MLAs urge CM to raise spending limit

With the government doubling the financial grant from Rs 100 crore to Rs 200 crore per annum, the project expenditure limit of each MLA should be enhanced, they said.

published on : 20th April 2022

Parbati Giri among 75 unsung heroes

The pictorial book on India’s Unsung Heroes of Freedom Struggle was released in collaboration with Amar Chitra Katha as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

published on : 28th January 2022

Odisha: Burn victim's family approaches NHRC, seeks full treatment coverage

The family of the victim alleged though TPWODL negligence led to the mishap, the Discom paid an interim relief of only Rs 2 lakh, that too nearly six months after the incident.

published on : 10th January 2022

Farmers welcome move but vow to continue MSP fight

The withdrawal of the laws is a triumph for farmers but the PM should also act on giving legal guarantee to MSP in the Parliament, farmer leaders said.

published on : 20th November 2021

Migration ritual begins western Odisha districts after COVID unlock

With economic activities completely open after COVID restrictions and greener pastures beckoning, migration has begun from Balangir and other western Odisha districts.

published on : 19th November 2021

Odisha government rules out any change to festival guidelines; idols will have to be below 4 ft height

Announcing this, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Kumar Jena said that restrictions announced by the government in its August 9 guidelines will continue.

published on : 11th September 2021

Pandemic shadow on Odisha's Nuakhai harvest festival

This year, as it is, the build-up to the festival has been marred by scanty rainfall in the region, dampening the spirits of the farmers who stare at uncertainty. 

published on : 11th September 2021

Low key Nuakhai celebrations in Odisha as spectre of drought looms large

In Balangir district, the most awaited agrarian festival of Western Odisha seems to have been robbed of its charm as cases of farmer suicides over debts and crop loss were reported.

published on : 10th September 2021

RT-PCR tests in Odisha's Bargarh from September 

Meanwhile, four new Covid cases were reported from Bargarh on Monday, August 30, 2021, taking the tally to 30,936 in district. 

published on : 31st August 2021

VIMSAR doctors make postcard plea to PM for AIIMS in Odisha's Sundargarh

President of VIMSAR’s UG students’ union said the second AIIMS in Sundargarh will be a boon for people of Western Odisha as the current healthcare infrastructure often falls short.

published on : 13th August 2021

BJP demands autonomy, more budget for WODC

A delegation of the party met Governor Ganeshi Lal and submitted a memorandum seeking his intervention to free WODC from the clutches of the ruling BJD.

published on : 11th August 2021

Demand for autonomous council grows as Western Odisha Development Council fails

The council had started in 1999 with a budget of Rs 3 crore which has been increased to Rs 200 crore by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for 2020-21. 

published on : 8th August 2021

Western Odisha farmers strike gold with black rice

Sudam Sahu, a progressive farmer from Bargarh who has been growing Kalabati Dhana from 2014, collected two varieties of black rice seeds from Nayagarh which he has preserved till now.

published on : 27th October 2019