Odisha CM inaugurated state’s Longest Bridge over Mahanadi
On December 20, 2021, Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik inaugurated T-Setu over River Mahanadi. Key facts about T-Setu T-Setu is Odisha’s longest bridge, constructed over Mahanadi River in Cuttack district. It is a 3.4 km long and 7.5 metre ..
Tags: Chief Minister of Odisha • Mahanadi River • Naveen Patnaik
Month: Current Affairs - December, 2021
Odisha: Only state to have all three species of crocodiles
Odisha has become the only state in India to have all the three species of crocodiles. Key Points Three species in the state of Odisha are: Reptile freshwater Gharials at Satkosia in Mahanadi, Muggers in Bhitarkanika National Park and Saltwater ..
Tags: Critically endangered • Crocodile • Crocodilians • Gharial • Gharial Hatchlings
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021
Gharial Hatchlings seen in Odisha
Forest Department of Odisha has witnessed an adult Gharial surrounded by 28 hatchlings at Satkosia gorge in Mahanadi river which is considered as southernmost limit of gharials’ home range in India. How is it significant? Forest department has been trying ..
Tags: Crocodilians • Gharial • Gharial Hatchlings • Mahanadi River • Satkosia gorge
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
Task force on river-linking approves the Mahanadi-Godavari link
The task force on Interlinking of Rivers has approved the Mahanadi-Godavari Link on February 25, 2021. Approval was given to the preparation of final detailed project report on proposed Mahanadi -Godavari link. Highlights The linking project was approved by ensuring ..
Tags: Godavari River • Ken-Betwa • Mahanadi River • Mahanadi-Godavari link • National Water Development Agency (NWDA)
Month: Current Affairs - February, 2021
500-year old Temple submerged in Mahanadi found
The Archaeological Survey team has recently claimed that a 500 year old temple that submerged in the waters of Mahanadi resurfaced. Highlights The Mahanadi river that changed its course 150 years due to flooding had submerged the Padmabati village where ..
Tags: Archaeological Sites • Chhattisgarh • Flood • Hirakud Dam • Mahanadi River
Bali Jatra: Odisha’s biggest trade fair
Bali Jatra, one of the biggest trade fairs of Odisha, is scheduled to begin on 12 November 2019. The trade fair will continue for 8 days and this year’s Baliyatra will be jointly organized by Cuttack District Administration, Cuttack Municipal ..
Tags: Bali Jatra • Boita Bandaṇa • Cuttack • Mahanadi River • Trade fair