Despite massive awareness campaigns, India has registered a dip of 3.5% in the number of corneal donations in the last one year, according to the latest government statistics. Many people still harbour myths about eye donation. Dr. Anita Panda, President of All India Ophthalmological Society busts all the myths associated with eye donation in an exclusive interview with citizen journalist Nitasha Panda.
Realising its corporate social responsibility, Indian Farmers' Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has distributed mosquito nets to inmates of Kendrapara sub-jail. The move comes at the right time as the mosquito breeding season has started in the state.
After witnessing the poor sanitation and toilet facilities across the state of Odisha, the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan has targeted to construct 70 lakhs toilets during the next decade. The initiative is seen in a very optimistic light regarding sanitation of the people.
The National Federation of Fishermen's Cooperative Ltd. has entered into negotiations with the Odisha state government to provide fishermen with more reservoirs to meet the fish demand of the state. This will also prevent exploitation of fishermen by a third party.