Behera, who attended a function marking 36th Foundation Day of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, lauded the role of NABARD in the state. He urged the Nabard to take awareness programmes on financial management, water and soil conservation in a proactive manner.
Two such instances were detected under Koraput vigilance police station and Bhubaneswar vigilance police station jurisdictions and cases were filed under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) today sanctioned investment of Rs 650 crore from Emami Paper Mills, Rs 430 crore from Ambuja Cements and Rs 108 crore from Surya Foods and Agro, a statement from Odisha government said.
Those nine districts were Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khorda, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara, IMD regional director, Bhubaneswar, S C Sahu, said.
With 20 years of political experience, the Odisha leader could become the first tribal to be elected to India's highest office.
If the dispute remained unresolved, the state would have to approach the Central Government and if nothing concrete emerges it may move the Supreme Court, he said.
The trial of the surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near here at around 9.50 am, official sources said.
"E-waste in Odisha is projected to rise from 1,236.50 MT to 2050.71 MT by 2021 requiring imminent action from the state to properly manage e-waste," MAIT said in a statement.
In the recent panchayat elections in Odisha, the BJP had secured 297 zilla parishad seats while the Congress, the main opposition party, had won just 60 zilla parishad seats.
In an operation late last evening, the agency had arrested Gupta Chandra Bidika, Additional General Manager, Microwave Project, Bhubaneswar.
Amidst the tussle between Odisha government and IOCL over its refinery in Paradip, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said that he favoured signing of a fresh agreement between the two.
The Odisha government's decision to take back tax concessions to IOC's Rs 34,555-crore Paradip refinery will impact investor sentiment adversely, industry body CII has told the state chief minister.
Eleven others have not yet started work for setting up steel plants, steel and mines minister Prafulla Mallick told the Assembly.
The election in five states was a referendum on demonetization 3.0 undertaken by the Modi government creating a sharp political divide with the narrative shifting to BJP versus the rest.
JV won an order for track linking OHE, S&RT and other allied works from Haridaspur to Kendrapara from Rail Vikas Nigam. Work to be completed in a matter of 15 months along with six months of defect liability period.
State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) may drag the Odisha government to court for reneging on its promise to give tax concessions to its Rs 34,555 crore Paradip refinery in the state.
"Power purchase agreement (PPA) in respect up-coming Teesta-IV Project, West Bengal & Teesta-V Power Station, Sikkim have been signed on February 21, 2017 with GRIDCO, Government of Odisha," the state-run power company said in its filing.
"The recently commissioned ferro-chrome plant of Tata Steel at Gopalpur Industrial Park in Ganjam district of Odisha, has achieved a major milestone with the first ever production of ferro-chrome on February 25, 2017, in compliance with all technical parameters," the company said today.
This was announced after Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain reviewed the performance and progress of ongoing Railway projects with General Manager, East Coast Railway, Umesh Singh and other officials during a visit here.
Industries, mine owners and contractors in Odisha owe Rs 7446.73 crore to the state government through water tax, sales tax, entry tax, excise duty, electricity dues and mineral royalty, State Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat said.
Reliance Industries was the index-mover in early morning trade, with the stock soaring over 6% intraday. Meanwhile, Indian Oil Corporation fell in early morning trade on the back of withdrawal in tax sops to its Paradip refinery.
In a big jolt to Indian Oil, the Odisha government has withdrawn tax incentives given to the Rs 34,555-crore Paradip refinery, making the company reconsider its plans to invest another Rs 52,000 crore in the state.
Odisha has registered a gross state domestic product (GSDP) growth rate of 7.94 per cent in 2016-17 against the national average of 7.1 per cent, besides registering a big reduction in the rate of poverty.
Elated by BJP's good show in civic polls in Odisha and Maharashtra, Finance Minister Arun Jatiley took potshots at the Congress, saying it has become "a crowd around a fading dynasty".