Politicians wooing Orissa farmers
Nov 28, 2007
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday August 8, 2014
The floods triggered by heavy rains in the past week have affected nearly 1.8 million people in Odisha with the death toll rising to 35, an official said on Thursday.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 7, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered immediate steps to be taken for minimising damages and losses from floods in rivers in Odisha, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday August 7, 2014
Floods triggered by heavy rain in the past week have hit nearly a million people in Odisha, with the number of deaths rising to 27, an official said on Wednesday.
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 6, 2014
The flood situation is turning grim in Odisha with water rising alarmingly in Mahanadi river system prompting the state government to step up rescue operation on a war footing.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 5, 2014
With several Odisha rivers flowing above danger marks due to incessant downpour, the state government has stepped up rescue operations evacuating 17,000 people even as 23 people have died so far in rain and flood-related incidents.
India | Edited by Samira Shaikh (with inputs from Agencies) | Monday February 10, 2014
At least 13 people, including five women and two children, have died and 20 others are missing after a boat carrying over 100 people capsized on the Hirakud reservoir in Odisha's Sambalpur district on Sunday.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday September 10, 2011
Floods triggered by a huge discharge of water from the Hirakud dam have displaced about 3,800 people and damaged at least 8,000 houses in 14 of Orissa's 30 districts, an official said Friday.
India | NDTV Correspondent | Wednesday March 17, 2010
Over 40 farmers in Orissa engaged in rain-fed farming ended their lives between September and December last year following a total crop loss because of a bad monsoon.
Cities | IANS | Thursday February 25, 2010
Dozens of farmers have committed suicide in Orissa in the past one year as the Hirakud dam is no longer serving its purpose, says a new study that warns of a grimmer situation in the coming days if urgent steps are not taken.