Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on June 23 watched live telecast of Jagannath Rath Yatra from his Bhubaneswar office. He also released special Ratha Jatra issue of Utkal Prasanga, a magazine of the state government.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on June 22 thanked the Supreme Court for granting permission to conduct Rath Yatra. CM Patnaik said, "I thank the Supreme Court for granting permission to conduct Rath Yatra". CM Patnaik also thanked the Central Government for their cooperation. "Odisha Government and Sree Jagannath Temple Administration is fully prepared to hold Rath Yatra", added the CM. The CM also accepted that holding Rath Yatra during the times of COVID-19 is extremely challenging. He informed that three ministers will be in Puri for smooth Rath Yatra.
Local artists painted the outer walls of government offices to showcase Odisha's traditional culture. Odisha painters are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. Government provided work to the jobless artists to meet their basic needs.
A giant fish weighing about 800 kg was caught by fishermen off the coast of Digha in West Bengal. The fish was about 8 feet long and 5 feet wide and resembled the ear of an elephant. Fishermen in the coastal town said that this is the biggest fish they have caught in their life. The fish is believed to be a giant Manta Ray from the Ray family of fishes given the location where it was caught. A massive crowd had gathered to get a glimpse of the fish as soon as news spread in the area. The video of the fish has also gone viral on social media now. The fish was later sold off to a fish trading firm for Rs 50,000. In March another large Manta Ray, weighing around 300 kg was caught by fishermen off the Digha coast while in January, a 200 kg fish was caught in waters off Balaramgadi beach in Odisha. Visuals showed the fish being dragged and placed on a pulling cart by some locals. Watch the full video for all the details.
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A 12-feet-long king cobra was rescued from well in Burujhari village of Odisha's Ganjam on July 23. Snake rescuer rushed to the spot to rescue giant cobra. The snake was eventually released into the forest after health check up.
Farmers who have cultivated brinjal in Odisha's Ganjam district are suffering losses amid coronavirus pandemic. They are unable to sell their product at profitable prices due to COVID-19 situation. Farmers have not recovered their investment. While speaking to ANI, one of the farmers said, "I have not been able to recover my investment and have suffered loss of over Rs 1 lakh." Speaking to ANI, the District Magistrate (DM) of Ganjam District, Vijay Amruta Kulange said, "We are looking into the supply chain management and we will involve Self Help Group (SHGs) and volunteers for doorstep delivery of farmer's produce." There are over 4200 active cases of coronavirus in Odisha.
Forest officials along with members of People for Animals rescued a 10-feet-long King Cobra on July 07. The snake was found from the premises of Jarada Jagannath Temple of Ganjam district. It was later released into the forest. PFA member, Tara Prasad Das said, "It was around 10-feet-long; locals were not able to understand its length. We released it in the nearest forest area."