Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thanks to the Dense FOG,: Fog facilitates the rescue of baby elephant in Bolangir. By;Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir


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Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir

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Fog facilitates the rescue  of baby elephant in Bolangir.
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Bolangir; It is a common incident to find dense fog in the morning continues till  8am and even 9am in the morning and the visibility becomes less on the road creating difficulty for the motorist, commuters and general public moving on the road.

A few days ago due to dense fog condition in New Delhi, resulted in the accident of many vehicles injuring many people.

However, in a sharp contrast, the dense fog helped the rescue of a baby elephant fallen in a well in a paddy field in Keseipali village of Bolangir district by the elephants themselves, has brought relief to local villagers, forest official and the animals-Jumbos too.

According to reports, a baby elephant which fell inside the well of a field near village Keseipali near Chelia Reserve forest in Loisingha range on Thursday morning was rescued by fellow elephants and they took him into Chelia Reserve forest

According to sources today morning the elephant's squad member of Loisingha Forest Range came to know about the incident of a baby elephant fallen inside the well.When the elephant squad member tried to go near the spot of the incident, they were chased by the elephants.

Apparently, the elephants while trying cross from one side of paddy field to other paddy fields, the baby elephant slipped from the bund(side/ Locally calledADDI)and fell there. The elephant is a social animal and always found to “live/stay in the group” and they would not leave anyone from their group and the elephant try their best to rescue anyone falls in any deep place/well/pond.

There was dense fog in today morning in that village. This helped the elephants to carry out their rescued operation for long time. The well had water full to its capacity. As there was full water in the well, both the elephants damaged the stone wall of the well and rescued the baby elephant from thereby their trunk and took him into nearby Chelia Reserve Forest.

Had there been day light by that time, it would have brought a lot of tension for local people, forest official and the animals too. Normally the elephant would not move out in day time. During day time crowd and village people would have gathered around the spot to see elephant and forest official would have to move from pillar to post to rescue the elephant,, besides crowd  controlling.
However thanks to the dense fog, the elephants could carry out their attempt to rescue the baby from the well and took him into reserve forest. All this happened “Thanks to the dense fog”.(photograph shows how elephant damaged the  well )


Monday, December 11, 2017

PROMOTION OF TRADITIONAL PADDY SEEDS URGED Monday, 11 December 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

PROMOTION OF TRADITIONAL PADDY SEEDS URGED
Monday, 11 December 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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To popularise cultivation of traditional varieties of paddy seed and steps for its preservation, Desi Bihan Parab 2017 was held at village Kharamal in Bargarh district on December 7.
“We have been organising the Desi Bihan Parab every year to promote cultivation of traditional varieties of paddy and their preservation since last 10 years,” said Sibaprasad Sahu of the Ahinsha Club.
Earlier, village women went in a rally with Kalashes (pots) containing Desi Bihan (traditional seeds) on their heads after worshipping them.
Later, a meeting was held where in Bargarh MP Prabhas Singh, farmer leaders Lingraj and Saroj Mohanty, poet Padmashree Haldhar Nag and Balangir Zilla Parishad President Bharati Mahanand stressed the need for preservation of traditional varieties paddy seed, which are becoming extinct with every passing day, and their promotion and popularisation among farmers.
They said farmers would have to use less pesticides and insecticides once they goes for cultivation of Desi varieties of seed; and by consuming such crops, one can lead a disease-free life. In such a situation, farmers would not have to depend on commercial firms for paddy seeds.
An exhibition of more than 100 varieties of traditional paddy seed and several varieties minor millet was held at the festival site.


FARMERS’ COOPERATIVE OPENS THIRD BALANGIR HAAT NOW Monday, 11 December 2017 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

FARMERS’ COOPERATIVE OPENS THIRD BALANGIR HAAT NOW
Monday, 11 December 2017 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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The Bhimpahad Krushak Producer Company Limited (BKPCL), with assistance from Nabard and guidance from the Reliance Foundation, opened a weekly haat (market) at Ardda village in Gaibahal panchyat under Deogaon block, 20 km from here.
The motto is to provide easy access to the marginal farmers, women and other local people to market, develop entrepreneurship quality among people, save farmers from the exploitation by middlemen and ensure better marketing of agricultural produce.
This is the third weekly haat after the ones at Budelgumma and Kuliabahal opened by BKPCL, which is a registered body of 1,500 farmers of 33villages, said its chairman Satya Narayan.
 “Before opening the haat here, we brought a no objection certificate from the panchyat and held a meeting in at least 20 villages,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Balangir District Central Co-operative Bank (BDCCB) president Laxman Meher hoped that with the opening of the market, the rural economy of the area would get a boost and farmers would able to sell their produce at fair prices and people of the village and nearby areas would get their daily needs at their doorstep. He assured to look into the demands of water supply facility in the market.
Nabard DDM Tapan Kumar Sahu explained the provision and facilities for the market. Gaibahl Sarpanch Kalyani Dalei, Reliance Foundation, Balangir team leader Tutu Sethi, Ajay Das from Aam Adami Party(AAP)  among others spoke.
According to sources, on the first day, 243 small traders opened their stalls and transacted business worth around Rs 3 lakh.



Weekly Haat(Market ) at Ardda village in Deogaon Block of Bolangir district

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Weekly market;https://youtu.be/OOhwVXnSYpE


please see the video on weekly market and give your comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOhwVXnSYpE
https://youtu.be/OOhwVXnSYpE


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Weekly Haat opened at Ardda village by BKPCL(BHimPahadKrushak Producer’sCompany limited)in Bolangir;By Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir




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Weekly Haat opened at Ardda village by BKPCL(BHimPahadKrushak Producer’sCompany limited)
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Bolangir ; With a view to provide easy access to marginal farmers ,women and other local people to market  and to develop the entrepreneurship quality among people, to save farmers from the exploitation by middleman  ,and to ensure better marketing of agricultural produce, the Bhimpahad Krushak Producer Company Limited(BKPCL) with assistance from NABARD and guidance  from Reliance Foundation, opened/started  a weekly Haat (market) was at village  Ardda,on the bank of dry river,  in Gaibahal panchyat in Deogaon block ,20kmaway from here today.

The weekly Haat at Ardda village is the third weekly Haat after at Budelgumma and Kuliabahal , opened by Bhimpahad Kurshak Producer’s Company Limited, a registered body of 1500 farmers of 33villages says Chairman of Bhimpahad Krushak Producer Company Limited(BKPCL Satya Narayan  Budek of Bhimpahad producer company.

Before the opening of the Haat here, we brought a no objection certificate from panchyat and held the meeting in at least 20villages around village Ardda says Satya Narayn Budek  further..


Speaking on this occasion President of Bolangir District Central Co-operative Bank(BDCCB)Sri Laxman Meher  hoped with the opening of this market the rural economy of this area would get a boost further and farmers would able to sell their produce and people of this village and nearby areas would not have to go four to five kilometers to purchase daily needs. He assured to look into the demands of water supply facility in the market there and fulfil very soon.
DDM NABARD Tapan Kumar Sahu explained the provision and facilities for this market. Sarpanch of Gaibahl grampanchyat KalyaniDalei , Reliance team leader TutuSethi,  Ajay DasofAAM AdamiParty(AAP),Bolangir, and many other district-level officials spoke on this occasion and hoped for the betterment of this weekly market here.



According to sources, on the first day, 243 small traders/shopkeepers opened their stall and transacted around 3lakhs rupees.
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

BANDH IN B’NGIR, SUBARNAPUR: KOSAL STATE DEMANDED Saturday, 25 November 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR/SONEPUR | in Bhubaneswar

BANDH IN B’NGIR, SUBARNAPUR: KOSAL STATE DEMANDED
Saturday, 25 November 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR/SONEPUR | in Bhubaneswar
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Normal life in Balangir town and elsewhere in the district was affected on Friday due to a 12-hour bandh call given by the Kosal State Coordination Committee (KSCC) protesting against the “continuous neglect of this region and demanding formation of separate Kosal State”.
Shops and other business establishment, post offices, petrol pumps, banks and Government offices remain closed. The District and Sessions Judge Court was also closed. Both Government and private Buses were off the road. However, trains services were normal.
KSCC members along with activists of different organisations went round the town and shouted slogans for formation of a separate Kosal State.
KSCC chief coordinator Pramod Mishra said, “Today, people of Balangir and Subarnapur districts have supported the bandh for a separate Kosal State. Prior to merger with the State of Odisha in 1948, the ex-Patna state was a rich and prosperous one. After the merger, many reputed institutions and industries of this region were either shifted to other places or neglected totally. As a result, our region remains economically backward and facing distress migration in the absence livelihood and job opportunities. We demand a separate Kosal State under Articles 2 and 3 of the Constitution. Henceforth, the Kosal movement would be taken to village level to intensify our agitation further.”
Later a meeting was held before the district Collectriate where Pramod Mishra, Gopalji Pangrahi of the Balangir Action Committee, advocate Dolamani Pradhan and Ravi Shankar Mishra and other organisations’ leaders, members of the Citizen Committee decried the State Government’s neglect of the region and demanded formation of a separate Kosal State.
There was no report of any incident from any parts of the district and the bandh was peaceful, said Additional Superintendent of Police Sashibhushan  Satpathy to this correspondent over phone.
The bandh in the neighbouring Subarnapur district called by the KSCC also passed off peacefully.
Educational institutions, commercial establishments and Government offices remained closed in all the blocks. Traffic was disrupted on the Khordha-alangir National Highway and other roads connecting Sonepur as vehicles were not allowed to ply through the town.
Many social organisations supported the bandh in all six blocks in the district.