Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Citizens threatens boycott of UtkalDibas demanding setting up Agriculture University in Bolangir;By SudhirMishra/Bolangir
Citizens threatens boycott of forthcoming UtkalDibas(1st April,2015) demanding setting up Agri University in Bolangir
Bolangir; Citizens of Balangir under the banner of Agriculture University Kriyanusthan committee have threatened to boycott forthcoming UtkalDibas demanding setting up Agriculture University in Bolangir.
Members of Agriculture Kriyanusthan committee supported by several organisations of the Bolangir town, today picketed before different government offices and closed almost all the government offices, including Banks, post office and Civil Court.
However buses were plying normally in the town and in the district. Shops and business establishment remained opened. School, Colleges and other educational institutions functioned normally.
Ever since merger of Balangir district with the state of Odisha, Balangir district is losing a lot. Many an institutions are being shifted from this place. The treaty of merger was signed with the state Odisha in1948.At that time the state of Orissa had assured to take steps to ensure all round development of Bolangir district. However six decades after Bolangir is groining in neglect, says PromodMishra of KrishiViswavidyalaya Kriyanusthan committee
Every year around 60,000youths from this district are migrating to outside from this district in search of Job and study, due to lack availability of higher education facility and employment opportunity. With a vast agrarian base and Agriculture training centre here, Bolangir would be appropriate place for setting up Agriculture University, Mishra says further
Unless the government fuilfil our demand of setting up Agriculture University in Bolangir people would boycott the forthcoming Utkal Dibas Mishra says further.
We have demanded for setting up Agriculture University in Bolangir earlier. And we support the demand for setting up Agriculture University now also, says Bolangir MPKalikesh Singhdeo to this correspondent over phone.