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Ceaseless Rain in Odisha Affects Normal Life

The district collectors of Cuttack, Ganjam, Gajapati, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Puri, Khordha and Jajpur declared holidays in all the schools and Anganwadi centres

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East Coast Railway (ECoR) said incessant Rain and subsequent water-logging on railway tracks affected the train services too. Pixabay

Incessant rain triggered by a well-marked low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal threw normal life out of gear in several parts of Odisha on Thursday.

The regional meteorological centre here issued red, orange and yellow warnings for the coastal and southern districts of the state till October 26.

The state government declared the closure of all schools and Anganwadi centres for two days in eight districts and asked the teachers and staff to remain present at the institutes for an emergency.

The district collectors of Cuttack, Ganjam, Gajapati, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Puri, Khordha and Jajpur declared holidays in all the schools and Anganwadi centres.

East Coast Railway (ECoR) said incessant rain and subsequent water-logging on railway tracks affected the train services too.

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The signalling posts also got affected at many stations due to heavy Rain water flow all night long. (Representational Image). Pixabay

It said many express and passenger trains are running behind schedule while a few trains have been cancelled and rescheduled.

The signalling posts also got affected at many stations due to heavy water flow all night long.

While the Visakhapatnam-Brahmapur train has been cancelled from both directions, the Bhubaneswar- Visakhapatnam Intercity-Express will be terminated at Srikakulum which will run empty up to Visakhapatnam.

The Visakhapatnam to Bhubaneswar Intercity-Express has been cancelled, said ECoR.

However, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said chances of a flood situation in the state are low.

“Over the last 24 hours, the distribution of rainfall has been even across the state so there is less likelihood of any flood situation in the state,” said Jena.

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Incessant Rain triggered by a well-marked low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal threw normal life out of gear in several parts of Odisha. Pixabay

The district collectors have been asked to remain alert to take all possible measures to meet the situation arising out of the heavy rain.

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“A mudslide has been reported from two villages of Badakalakot panchayat in Gumma block of Gajapati district in which 20 houses were destroyed, 80 villagers have been relocated and are being supplied with water and cooked food,” the SRC said. (IANS)

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The Challenges, Growth and Prospects of Olive Oil Industry in India

Discussing the growth, prospects of olive oil in India

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For the first time in the country, experts in India will hold a panel discussion about the olive oil industry. Pixabay

BY PUJA GUPTA

For the first time in the country, experts in India will hold a panel discussion on the challenges, growth and prospects of the olive oil industry on the 13th of December at PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Rahul Upadhyay, President and Akshay Modi, Vice-President at The Indian Olive Association (IOA) will be hosting the Annual Public at the Lakshmipat Singhania Auditorium. The session will discuss the transition of olive oil from being a foreign oil to a homegrown oil with which the citizens of India can now reckon with.

The panel moderated by senior food and travel writer Rupali Dean will spearhead the session on Olive Oil In India-2.0. The panel of speakers will include noted restaurateurs, chefs, nutritionists, food researchers and biologists, entrepreneurs, retailers, food, health and fitness experts.

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The Indian Olive Association focuses on the problems confronting the emerging sector of olive oil and table olives in India. Pixabay

Upadhyay said, “The Indian Olive Association focuses on the problems confronting the emerging sector of olive oil and table olives in India. With Annual Public Session, we attempt to bring together the doyens from the food and health industry to discuss the problems and offer solutions that will accelerate the growth of olive oil in India.”

Akshay Modi, Vice-President at The Indian Olive Association (IOA). “The Annual Public Session is a platform that brings together all the diverse stakeholders to speak a unified voice for the greater good of the category of olive oil in India.”

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The Indian Olive Association (IOA), the national apex association of olive oil producers, growers, distributors, importers, users and consumers in India works to promote consumption and expand the market for olive oil and table olives. The association focuses on the problems confronting this emerging sector in India. Macro-economic factors like GST, Import Duty and issues with respect to the import of both table olives and olive oil are taken up by IOA with multiple authorities to streamline the import process and ensure a steady growth for this category. (IANS)