Opinion

Naveen Patnaik has been the state’s most successful politician in terms of being continuously in power for the past 18 years. Not just Odisha, he is today India’s second longest serving chief minister.

As Naveen Patnaik’s biographer, I must say I am hugely disappointed with him. When I had set out to study the man and write my recently-released book, Naveen Patnaik, my primary motivation was that the Odisha chief minister was a unique politician who deserved a dedicated tome. Suave, sophisticated and soft-spoken, Naveen came across as […]

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Underdeveloped and developing nations are the worst victims of climate change – SUSHMA SWARAJ

SUSHMA SWARAJ, Minister for External Affairs of India, highlighted how India has initiated unprecedented economic and social transformations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. India has implemented the world’s largest financial inclusion, health insurance and housing schemes — which will benefit millions — as well as entrepreneurship and skill development programmes. These initiatives have at […]

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e-NAM benefits need to be utilized by odisha farmers

Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Secretary Shovan Kumar Pattnayak has urged the Odisha Government to bolster the National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) programme on a priority basis to help farmers in the State get remunerative prices for their produces. Dr Pattnayak, who recently visited the State and discussed the issue with the officials, extended all-out support […]

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Paddy seeds by farmers need to be Scientific

Unscientific use of single variety of paddy seeds by farmers for more than a decade is the key reason behind the large-scale destruction of standing crops by pests like brown planthopper in Odisha, the All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS) has said. The organisation came to the conclusion after conducting its own ground-level study. Through […]