March 2016 – Odisha Watch

Padmashri to Haldhar, recognition to Kosali

Haldhar Nag, born at non-descript Baidpali village but due to spreading of hazardous diarrhea they moved to his aunt’s (father’s sister) house at Ghess of Bargarh to settle permanently. His…

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Rotavirus vaccine launched from BBSR

Union Health minister JP Nadda today launched the rotavirus vaccine nationwide from Bhubaneswar today as part of the central government’s immunisation programme for protecting children from diarrhea. Union Petroleum minister…

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Koshal office inauguarated

Office of the Koshal State Coordination Committee has been inaugurated at Kuruan Gram Panchayat. This office will regulate and coordinate the separate state movement at the Panchayat level in Kuruan…

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Gap in success and target in check dam projects

Check dam projects were initiated in 2010-11 to conserve water from small water sources and use them further for irrigation. Odisha government had target of construction of 15000 projects from 2010…

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The contribution of Kalahandi to the art and culture of Odisha is immense, and the most significant is the Ghumra dance. The dance has been instrumental in giving Kalahandi a…

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Banabadi is a traditional dance of Gour caste in Kalahandi district. It is performed with two players in a competitive manner and also played with a group of eight to…

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Karma is a group dance. Generally this dance is celebrated for three days from the tenth day of the bright moon of the month of Bhadra to twelevth day. A…

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Bismilla Khan youth award for election campaign

Seven young artists from Odisha have been awarded with Bismilla Khan National Youth Award for the year 2013-14 by Kendra Sangit Natak Academy. Rabi Ratan Sahu 35 from Bargarh district,…

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BPUT and affiliated colleges running short of staff

A large number of sanctioned teaching and non-teaching posts are lying vacant in the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT). Twenty three out of 25 number of sanctioned teaching posts…

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Examining Irrigation in Odisha

We have an agrarian economy. Supporting agriculture and making it sustainable is indispensable. To encourage agriculture, availing facilities of irrigation and market for agri-product are vital. But contrary to it…

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