Daily Archives: July 10, 2012

Odisha asks Centre to sanction cluster development project

The Odisha government today asked the Centre to sanction a project under Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) for the welfare of traditional weavers in western region of the state. “I propose that Government of India may sanction a project under CHCDS covering 25,000 looms as a Mega Cluster Development Project for implementation in Bargarh,

16% less rainfall in 24 districts

The delayed and weak monsoon this year has raised a sense of concern and despair among the farmers in the State. The rainfall on average has been 16 per cent below normal in the State and 24 districts have received deficient rainfall, putting farm activities to doldrums. Though the southwest monsoon that reached Odisha on

Odisha SEZ policy in limbo due to objection to tax doles

Odisha’s proposed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy, aimed at attracting investors in non-metallurgical sectors has hit the wall of uncertainty. Though the draft of the policy was framed two years back, it has hardly moved ahead. Sources said, the finance department was not keen on doling out tax sops and incentives in line with the

Anti-malaria fight: Government to revive defunct zonal offices

In its bid to prevent malaria and dengue, the state government has decided to revive the defunct zonal malaria offices (ZMOs) in the state and re-name them as zonal vector borne disease (VBD) offices soon. Currently, the ZMOs at Cuttack, Sambalpur and Berhampur are lying non-operational. While the posts of ZMOs were withdrawn, posts of