Wednesday, January 7, 2015
B’NGIR DENIZENS STAGE DHARNA, SEEK AGRI VARSITY Wednesday, 07 January 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
B’NGIR DENIZENS STAGE DHARNA, SEEK AGRI VARSITY
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Denizens cutting across party lines and belonging to more than 50 organisations, including the Citizen Committee and Balangir Action Committee, under the banner of the Agriculture University Kriyanusthan Committee on Tuesday staged a dharna before the Collectorate here demanding establishment of an Agriculture University here. “Balangir is basically an agriculture-based district and its economy is dependent on agriculture and allied activities. Due to dismal situation persisting in the agriculture sector, farmers are migrating to other areas in search of work,” lamented committee members.
Alleging that no industry has been set up in this district since independence and most of Government setups like ORT and Government Printing Press, the members informed that people’s representatives including Balangir MP, MLA, Zilla Parishad members and councillors along with intellectuals have adopted a resolution regarding establishment of an agriculture university, which would help farmers grow in the district.
“We urge the Chief Minister to set up an Agriculture University as early as possible for the interest of the district,” said kriyanushtan committee’s Promod Mishra. Among others, Srikara Mishra, Gopalji Panigrahi, Saroj Panigrahi and Priyabrata Ratha spoke on the occasion. Later they submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik through the district Collector.