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Kalia Scheme to merge with PM-KISAN

The flagship Kalia scheme of Odisha government that provides marginal and small cultivators, farmers Rs 10,000 in two installments in a year for two crops will be merged with the Central governments Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN). Under the Kalia Scheme, the landless farmers are provided with Rs 12,000 annually for the first three ..

E-learning Madhu App launched by Odisha Government

The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik has launched the ‘Madhu App’ for school students of Odisha on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019. The app is named after Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das and has been developed in accordance with the 5T initiative of the state government of Odisha by the Gajan district administration. The E-learning smartphone ..

Konark Festival and International Sand Art Festival begins in Odisha

Governor of Odisha, Professor Ganeshi Lal, inaugurated the 30th edition of the Konark festival of classical dance. The annual 5-day dance festival started on 1st December is being organized in the backdrop of the Sun Temple in Konark, Puri district of Odisha. Konark dance festival showcases the best of India’s classical and traditional dance forms. ..

West Bengal celebrates ‘Rasogolla Day’

West Bengal celebrated ‘Rasogolla Dibas’ to mark second anniversary of granting of GI tag for  Banglar Rasogolla. On November 14, 2017, West Bengal received the GI tag for Rosogolla. A GI tag identifies a product as originating from a particular region. West Bengal and Odisha were involved in a tug-of-war to stake a claim to ..

Odisha government to spend Rs 3208 crore under Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme

The Odisha  government has decided to spend Rs 3208 crore under the Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme in 3 years to transform Puri into a World-class Heritage city.

Trade fair of Baliyatra to start in November

The Baliyatra is one of the biggest trade fairs of Odisha i.e. scheduled to begin on November 12. The 8-day trade fair will be jointly organized by the Cuttack District Administration, District Cultural Council, and the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC).

Odisha launchs a new governance initiative ‘Mo Sarkar’

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has recently launched a new governance initiative ‘Mo Sarkar’ on the occasion of 150th Gandhi Jayanti. The objective of the ‘Mo Sarkar’ is to provide service with dignity to people who are coming to government offices for different purposes. The phone numbers of people who are coming to government offices ..

Odisha Wetland Authority approves implementation of an integrated management plan for Chilika

The Odisha Wetland Authority has recently approved implementation of an integrated management plan for Chilika (India’s largest brackish water lagoon), and Ansupa (State’s largest freshwater lake). The plan for Chilika & Ansupa will cost Rs 180 crore. The 5-year management of lakes is intended at strengthening livelihood of thousands of fishermen relying on the two ..