Thursday, October 19, 2017

MEET HELD TO PREVENT JUMBO ELECTROCUTION IN B’NGIR Thursday, 19 October 2017 | PNS

MEET HELD TO PREVENT JUMBO ELECTROCUTION IN B’NGIR
Thursday, 19 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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As a precautionary measure to avoid electrocution of elephants on railway line, a joint coordination meeting of the Forest officials of Bolangir and Sonepur Divisions, Executive Engineer, Wesco, Balangir and railway officials was held on Tuesday here. The forest officials team comprising DFO Sameer Kumar Satpathy,Honourary Wildlife Warden Sudhir Kumar Mishra, ACF NK Jaisingh, RangeOfficer BC Roul, Naveen Das, Ajit Nath, RK Naik, Dinabandhu Meher attended. Similarly ACF from Sonepur Division Bimal Mishra, and Executive Engineer Wesco Ashutosh Ghosh participated in the discussion. They pointed out different areas of Bolangir, Deogaon, Loisingha, Patnagarh and Harishankar where elephant movement was reported and steps to ward off the mishaps.
 After deliberation, it was decided to take a survey of electricity line in those area areas where elephant movement is reported and to assess what preventive measures could be taken.
A joint survey by Forest and electricity officials would be completedby October 30 and a report would be prepared by the first week of November.
The Forest officials held another round of discussion with Assistant Divisional Engineer, East Coast Railway, Bolangir Hiralal later on the day.  The speed control issue figured for discussion. The railway officials urged the forest officials for regular inputs on elephant movements.

A joint forest and railway team would visit the Khaliapali-Negipali section line to assess visibility and other aspects there as elephants usually cross the railway line. Moreover, it was also decided to generate awareness among local people.

MEET ON CHILDREN POLICY HELD IN B’NGIR Thursday, 19 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

MEET ON CHILDREN POLICY HELD IN B’NGIR
Thursday, 19 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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A regional consultation on Odisha State Draft Policy for Children 2017 with the special focus on vulnerability, rights and protection of migrant children was held here on Tuesday.
Organised by the State Commission for Protection of Child Right (OSCPCR), the consultation was attended by OSCPCR Chairperson Kasturi Mohapatra, Aide et action, Bhubaneswar’s Umi Daniel and Saroj Barik, Unicef Child Protection Specialist Unit, Bhubaneshwar’s Laxmi Narayan Nanda besides other civil society organisations from Balangir, Sonepur, Kalahandi, Nuapada district, SSA officials and others deliberated on it.
The meet, besides deliberating on different issues relating to Draft Policy for Children, opined for opening of more seasonal hostels in districts where migration is reported and the inclusion of physically challenged people in the residential care centre for migrant children


BHIMPAHAD MAHOTSAV IN B’NGIR FROM OCTOBER 20

BHIMPAHAD MAHOTSAV IN B’NGIR FROM OCTOBER 20

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The 3rd Bhimpahad Mahotsav, organised by the Bhimpahad Mahotsav Committee, would be held from October 20 to 22.
The festival would be held at the foothills of Bhimpahad located in Mukundpur panchayat in Deogaon block and the aim is to generate awareness among masses about the 64 caves and historical background of the Bhimpahad mountain.
This was announced to media persons on Tuesday by Bolangir District Central Cooperative Bank president Laxman Meher.
Bhimpahad is spread over 32,267 hectares in both Bolangir and Sonepur district. So far, we have found 64 caves in the Bhimpahad. More research required to know its historical background, added founder member of the Mahotsav Committee Kunu Bohidar. 
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W ODISHA FARMERS’ RALLY IN STATE CAPITAL ON OCT 30 Saturday, 14 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

W ODISHA FARMERS’ RALLY IN STATE CAPITAL ON OCT 30

 |  | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

With a view to appraising the Government about the problems of farmers, a State-level farmers’ convention called the Krushak Adhikar Chetababni Samabesh will be held at Bhubaneswar on October 30.
The farmers would demand fulfilment of an 8-point charter of demands. This was announced to mediapersons at Balangir on Friday morning jointly by Convener of Paschim Odisha Krushak Sangathan Samannwaya Samiti Ashok Pradhan.
The demands include implementation of MS Swaminathan Committee recommendations for hike in MSP of agricultural products, early declaration of drought affected Panchyats, making available labour intensive work, a permanent solution for recurring drought, construction of barrage over Mahanadi, review of Pradhan Mantri Krisi Bima Yojana, simplified procedure to assess crop loss, construction of cold storage, godown and Mandi, besides enactment of law for sharecroppers’ benefit.
The Government of Odisha which has adopted a resolution in the State Assembly to fix minimum support price of paddy at Rs 2,930 per quintal  should give a bonus of Rs 500 to the farmers, demanded Samiti convenor Lingraj.
When the farmers are going through a deep crisis and this year there is widespread drought, why all the agricultural loans of farmers be not waived? asked activist Saroj. He said that the agricultural loans of farmers stands at Rs 12 lakh crore. When the Government is lenient enough to waive loans of the industries running into lakhs of crores of rupees, why the same gesture be not shown to the farmers, he asked further.

Meanwhile, the Samiti has flagged off the Krushak Adhikar Chetana Jatra from October 8 from Sambalpur which would cover eight districts of western Odisha and conclude at Bargarh on October 16. Among others Arun Mishra and Laxman Hota spoke.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

RAIL ROKO IN B’NGIR FOR RLY LINE CONSTRUCTION Sunday, 15 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

RAIL ROKO IN B’NGIR FOR RLY LINE CONSTRUCTION
Sunday, 15 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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A large number of people under the banner of the Citizens’ Forum of Patnagarh led by Darpaganjan Pattnaik, Niranjan Bisi, BJP district president Bhaktabandhu Nayak and Bajrang Lal Jain staged a Rail Roko at the Balangir railway station on Saturday demanding commencement of construction of a railway line which would benefit the region.
The agitators stopped a goods train and the Sambalpur-Rayagada Tapaswini Express and another passenger train for a while. Forum convenor Darpaganjan Pattnaik said the survey work of the Balangir-Nuapada railway line via Hardatal-Patnagarh-Khaprakhol-Lathor has-been completed since 2014. “We demand inclusion of this railway line in Budget and financial provision and an early commencement this line.”
The Government should give priority to commencement of construction of the railway line which would ensure development in the backward area of Patnagarh, failing which tribals would resort to agitation, said Paschim Odisha Adivasi Kalyan Sangha secretary general Niranjan Bisi.
“It is the genuine demand of people of Patnagarh. Hence, we are supporting the agitation; and we would also take up the case with higher authorities, said BJP district president Bhaktabandhu Nayak.
Later the agitators submitted their .memorandum to General Manager East Coast Railway ,through the Division al Commercial Manager KN Sahu ,who was deputed by Railway authority to receive the memorandum.



Mountain,clouds and green paddy field;By Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir


Wild boar meat ,other parts seizedin Bolangir :Two arrested

Bolangir.14th October 2017.
Acting on a tip up,a team of forest official led by Bolangir forest range Officer, BCRoul and others today morning raided a house in village Barkani and seized 10 kg flesh of wild boar and other parts include Both hind legs and forelegs and an axe and weighing machines .
According to sources wild boar was causing damage to paddy crop and to kill ,the boar, two persons of the village with others attacked the wild boar in the night and killed him.After killing they brought the wild boar to the village and were sharing the meat with villagers.

Two people of the village Barkani Satyaban Bhoi and Madhu Bhoi were arrested in this connection. We have registered a case under section 9,and50of Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and punishable under section 51 of Wildlife Protection Act 1972 says Bolangir Range Officer BCRoul.

Rock python rescued in Balangir town

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

Rock python rescued in Balangir town
Blangir: A rock python around 8.5 feet long was rescued by members of the Balangir Snake Helpline led by MS Tandi (Suru) from near the RTO office here on Tuesday evening. Later, the snake was released into the Chandali reserve forest.
Athlete selection camp launched at B’ngir
Balangir: An eight-day athlete coaching-cum-selection camp was formally launched by District Sports Officer Rajendra Prasad Badei at the Centurion University here on Wednesday. JITM Balangir director Pradeep Sarangi and Fencing Association of India coach Prabin Kumar Banwari were present, among others. The camp would continue till October 18 and those athletes who would be selected will attend another coaching camp at Bhubaneswar before moving to Bangalore and Aurangabad to participate in a tournament, said organiser Sumit Ranjan Purohit. 


JUMBOS DAMAGE PADDY CROP IN BALANGIR Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

JUMBOS DAMAGE PADDY CROP IN BALANGIR
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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In an unexpected development, a herd of about 10 elephants has extensively damaged paddy crop at Nimursingha village of Ghuna panchayat under the Deogaon Forest Range, 60 km from here.
The elephants are believed to have come from Kalahandi district and staying in the Sikerpaat Reserve Forest which has a lot of bamboo trees. Bamboo is the cherished food of elephants. Forest officials are keeping a watch on the movement of the elephants.
It would be pertinent to mention that there were no such elephant movements in last two years in this block. Most of the elephant movements are usually noticed in the Loisinga, Balangir and Damkipali beats of the Patnagarh Forest Range.

Damkipali village is located close to the border of Bargarh district. The elephants stayed near this village and caused damages to paddy crop in the Gaisillet area of Bargarh district. Sometimes, the elephants also move to the areas adjoining Balangir district.

B’NGIR PRI MEMBERS PROTEST ENGINEER TRANSFER Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

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B’NGIR PRI MEMBERS PROTEST ENGINEER TRANSFER
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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Elected Panchyati Raj representatives of Balangir block led by block Chairman Golap Bag, Ghasiram Behera and Satya Bhoi on Monday staged a dharna before Balangir block office protesting against the sudden transfer of the Assistant Engineer and immediate relieving of his duty from Balangir block.
A month ago, the Assistant Engineer had been posted here without the arrival of the reliever Assistant Engineer. This is in violation of rules for the KBK area. Not only this, many crucial posts including s permanent head clerk and clerks are lying vacant.
Although the panchayat has been given power to instal LED lights, no tender has been invited. So, LED electrification of the panchyat has not been possible. “Although we have brought it to the notice of the district Collector, nothing has been done,” said Golap Bag.

The agitators raised slogans against the Collector, the RDRDA PD and the BDO holding them responsible for this situation.