Hirakud

SMC planned new parks in city

Sambalpur municipal corporation has planned to develop five new parks in the city. The State Government has sanctioned Rs.1.03 crore for this development. Municipal Engineer of SMC Basanta Padhy said the parks are being developed at Gobindtola, in front of the office of Regional Transport Office (RTO) at Sambalpur, Sriram Vihar at Burla, near Jagannath

BDO Issued Notice on Illegal Boat Service in Hirakud

Sambalpur Sadar Sub-Collector Surendra Panda has issued a show cause notice to Dhankauda BDO Ashok Kumar Gartia over illegal operation of boats from Sonutikra ferry ghat along left dyke of Hirakud dam. The ghat was not put to auction last year. Members of Lions Club of Sambalpur had boarded the ill-fated boat at the Sonutikra

Corporation status for Municipality demanded

People of Sambalpur are now demanding corporation status for Sambalpur town after formation of greater Sambalpur comprising Sambalpur Municipality and NACs of Burla and Hirakud. Intelligentsia of the town said during a visit to the district on July 9, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had said at a meeting that demand for corporation status to Sambalpur

Rains lash Sambalpur

Even as rain since Saturday have thrown normal life out of gear in Sambalpur, it has brought cheer on the faces of  farmers. They are now confident of taking up agricultural works for rabi season. However, there has not been much change in the water level of Hirakud reservoir which continues to be at 594.54

State Pollution Control Board orders closure of Hindalco’s Hirakud plant

The State Pollution Control Board on Saturday ordered closure of the captive power plant (CPP) of Hindalco Industries Limited’s aluminium unit at Hirakud in Sambalpur district in the wake of a breach in the company’s ash pond that damaged standing crops in the locality. “We served a closure notice on the CPP of Hindalco after

Dam water rule may be revised

The state government is considering revising the rule curve (a set of guidelines) to regulate water in the Hirakud dam, official sources said on Saturday. A technical committee, constituted in the wake of alleged mismanagement of Hirakud reservoir waters leading to massive flood in the Mahanadi river in September 2011, has recommended to the state

Hirakud stops business houses from tapping into dam water

The Hirakud dam authorities have asked industrial houses in Jharsuguda and Sambalpur districts to stop drawing water from the reservoir in view of water scarcity. Sending notices to at least 10 major industrial houses, the dam authorities requested them to make arrangement of water on their own till there is an increase in the reservoir

Rice destroyed in Hirakud FCI godown fire

Rice worth a few lakhs was gutted in the third house of FCI godown at Hirakud early on Saturday morning. Fire-fighters brought the fire control thus preventing it from spreading to other godowns. Though the exact reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained, officials suspect it to be a short circuit. “We rushed

Displaced visit Hirakud

A newly married Alekh Sahu was forced to leave his village Khajurdihi and whipped by police when he resisted forcible eviction. That was 56 years back when Sahu, now 74, along with hundreds of other villagers was evicted from Khajurdihi to make way for the Hirakud dam. On the occasion of 56th Foundation Day of