Berhampur

City Bus Service in Sambalpur and Berhampur by June end

The State Government has decided to  introduce city bus services in Sambalpur and Berhampur by June end. Naveen Patnaik the CM asked the officials to work out the details of implementation of the bus service in these two towns. City bus service has already been introduced in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. The CM reviewed the implementation of the

CAG pulls up Odisha for non-compliance with financial rules

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its latest report (agriculture wing), for the year ended March 31, 2011, has slammed the state agriculture department for non compliance with the financial and treasury rules. In the audit scrutiny report, CAG revealed that drawing and disbursing officers (DDOs) have failed to manage the available funds economically

Odisha to invite bids for vegetable retail chains in three towns

The horticulture department of the Odisha government will soon come up with tenders for setting up of vegetable retail chains in towns like Sambalpur, Rourkela and Berhampur, after a similar initiative in Bhubaneswar. The department has already facilitated setting up of two vegetable stores, branded as ‘Udyan Fresh’ in the capital city with the help

State to set up six more anti-human trafficking units

Centre has asked the State government to convert primary schools having low enrolments in urban and semi urban areas into integrated hub of services for children especially vulnerable ones. In a recent communication addressed to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Krishna Tirath, Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development, expressed concerns over inadequacy of

Lawyers boycott courts

Irrespective of the claims and counterclaims about the success of the State bandh on Monday, an unprecedented trend was observed on the day when the lawyers community across the State came out to support the Congress- sponsored bandh spontaneously. Judicial activities throughout the State came to a grinding halt as lawyers of all bars, including

Vigilance cells to detect fake caste papers

The state government has decided to set up two dedicated vigilance cells in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to detect cases of upper caste people procuring SC and ST certificates. At present, such cases are being monitored by the human rights protection cells (HRPC) in the twin cities. Though district vigilance cells exist in Khurda and Cuttack

State Government focusing on floriculture, coconut and banana crops

Having witnessed a quantum rise in the production of horticulture crops in the last 10 years, the State Government has now decided to lay emphasis on floriculture, coconut and banana crops. Three new schemes – floriculture development, coconut development, banana development – besides inter-cropping have been introduced under the State plan for the current financial