The Opposition on Thursday targeted the state government on the alleged deterioration in standard of education in the state. Opposition members alleged that the standard of education had nosedived in Odisha due to a lack of a clear-cut policy and large-scale vacancies in colleges.
ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), under its Tribal Sub-Plan Programme, in collaboration with the state fisheries department, Ganjam zone (Berhampur) and gram vikas conducted a Tribal School Students' Meet on "Fish as Health Food" at Gram Vikas School at Gayaganda in Ganjam on March 24. Around 416 students from four schools - Gram Vikas Vidya Vihar, UP School and Saraswati Sisu Mandir of Gayaganda, and Ashram School of Rudhapadar - took part in the meet. Scientists and technical officers of ICAR-CIFA, and state fisheries officials made the students aware about the subject through direct discussions.
Maoists torched four vehicles of a construction company engaged in road construction near Balimaha village situated in a remote area in Baliguda police station area of Kandhamal district late on Wednesday night. The rebels were believed to be opposing the construction of the 12-km-long concrete road from Kurtumagarh to Gumudumah.
Five railway stations in the state, including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur and Jharsuguda, are among 90 stations across India that have been selected for development by the Indian railways ministry.