Daily Archives: July 21, 2012

Villagers tap self-help spirit for water supply to homes

People of Sambalpur’s Kusamura village have ensured that their homes have round-the-clock water supply. One to two members from each family rendered “shramdan” for over a month. They all dug up a trench for laying of water pipes from a spring, 4 km from the village. Their effort has not only ensured them water for

State identifies 10 focused districts for NRLM projects

In an attempt to reduce poverty in rural areas through the National Rural Livelihood Mission project, the State Government has identified ten districts as focused districts. According to Usha Padhee, Director of NRLM, Deogarh Rayagada, Malkangiri, Koraput, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal and Mayurbhanj have been identified as focused districts for NRLM  activities. Stating that

8 lakh Kendu leaf workers come under insurance cover

The State Government has decided to bring all Kendu leaf pluckers and binders under an insurance scheme in a bid to provide them social security. Around eight lakh workers would be benefited under the scheme. An MoU was signed here on Friday between the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and the Principal Chief Conservator