I am a journalist, working as Balangir correspondent of the English daily "The Pioneer" and “The Industry and Mines Observer”, an English fortnightly magazine published from Bhubneshwar. I was awarded the Trophy for "Excellence in Journalism" by noted Columnist Sri Shivaji Sarkar,in the presence of Editor in Chief -of The Pioneer,Dr Chandan Mitra ,Editor of The Industry and Mines Observer (IMO) Sri Sirish Mohanty on June19,2012.
Balangir: A workshop on Millets and Agricultural Biodiversity, organised by the Millets Panchyat Bongomunda and supported by Millets Network of India, was held here on Saturday. Speakers at the event stressed on promotion of minor millets crop as it is rich in nutrition and could check malnutrition and ensure food security of poor people. It also helps in reducing global warming as its cultivation requires no use of chemical fertilizers. Among others, District Agriculture Officer RC Naik, Nilamani Mishra, BN Srikant, RS Hota, Dilip Kumar Dhala spoke on the occasion.