Hirakud dam

Odisha Health minister’s daughter and her friends shoot video at prohibited zone of Hirakud Dam

Odisha Health minister’s daughter and her friends shoot video at Prohibited Zone of Hirakud Dam. The controversial video of the Health Minister’s daughter hanging out with three Odia actress at the prohibited zone of Hirakund Dam, hence the video has been going viral on the internet. The purported video shows three Odia actress including Prakruti

Hirakud Dam releases season’s first flood water

The Hirakud Dam authorities released the season’s first flood water from the reservoir here at around 12 noon on Tuesday. After performing a ceremonial puja at the dam’s site, the authorities opened one sluice gate to discharge the water and subsequently opened four more gates. Around 3 lakh cusecs of water will be released into

Chhatisgarh opens one gate of Kalma barrage, Hydro power generation suffers

Amid accusation of reduction of flow of Mahanadi water, Chattisgarh government has finally opened only one gate of the Kalma barrage to discharge water to Hirakud reservoir in Odisha to meet the scarcity. All protest of the Odisha government not to stop flow of Mahanadi water during non-monsoon season and release the required quantity of

Release of flood water from Hirakud Dam on 5th August

On tomorrow 5th August, the first flood water of this season would be released from Hirakud Dam, informed by the Dam’s chief engineer Harmohan Pradhan. The floodwaters would be released through seven gates between 10 am and 12.30 pm on that day. Water would be released through some sluice gates as rains continue to occur

Hirakud reached its top most level 629.33ft

The water level capacity of Hirakud Dam is 630 ft. but yesterday night, it reached to its top most level of 629.33ft.. 1 lakh and 95 thousands cusec of water enters into dam and 1 lakh and 57 thousand cusec of water drains to river and canals.

NCDS team in Sambalpur to study leakage in Hirakud dam

A four-member team of the National Committee on Dam Safety (NCDS) arrived here to study the leakage in the powerhouse gallery of Hirakud dam in Odisha. According to sources, the team comprising Er AD Mohile, chairman, NCDS, member Suresh Chandra, PK Mohanty, chief engineer, Odisha Dam Safety, and deputy director Er AK Das, will visit

22 Dead, 9 Missing as Boat Capsizes in Hirakud Reservoir

At least 22 people died and 9 others were reportedly missing after a country boat carrying picnickers from Sambalpur town capsized due to overloading in Hirakud Dam Reservoir (HDR) here on Sunday afternoon. The deceased have been identified as Anita Singh (40), Seema Agrawal (38), Usha Agrawal (35), Santosh Kumari (50), Suchismita Jena (30), Harish

Hirakud Reservoir water level keeps on increasing

Water level keeps on increasing day by day in Hirakud Reservoir. The maximum capacity of water level of the reservoir is 630ft, and yesterday night it was recorded as 625.56 ft., it is very nearer to the reservoir maximum capacity. It was observed that approximately 1,15,178 cusecs of water is entering to the reservoir and

Sambalpur administration gears up for flood

Apprehensive of a flood-like situation following release of water from Hirakud dam, Sambalpur administration has taken a number of steps to meet any eventuality. Collector Balwant Singh said district administration has divided the flood prone areas of the town into 12 portions. Those are Bhatra, Dhanupali, Sunapali, Pensionpara, Sakhigopinathpara, Golebazar, Badbazar, Talbhatapara, Durgapali, Khetrajpur, Baraipali

Water Rights activist Ranjan Panda faults Odisha Govt for suppplying water from Hirakud Reservoir to Industries

Water Rights activist Ranjan Panda faults Odisha Govt for supplying water from Hirakud Reservoir is toIndustries. The way they have shut down the power plant while continuing to supply water to industries is illegal, alleges Ranjan Panda, Convenor of Water Initiatives Odisha. “Hirakud dam was originally constructed for flood control. Irrigation and power generation were