Thursday, December 22, 2016
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Sulia jatra is going to be held on 3rd January next .(3rd January2017)
Animal killing would take place this year too;
This year Sulia Jatra would be held on 3rd January next(2017) and it would be observed at on first Tuesday Hindu calendar month of Pausha at Khairguda in Kultapda panchyat of Deogan Block of in the district 20km from here.
Every year Sulia Jatra is held on the first Tuesday of Pausa month by the tribal. The worshipping of SuliaBudha at the top of Sulia Dangar( small mountain) has been going on since more than hundred years ago,says secretary of Zilla Adivasi KalyanSangha Sri NiranjanBisi
According to legend, in earlier times,(earlier) the Sulia Puja was observed at the top of mountain. Once the priest forget to bring one of the puja pot. When the priest went to bring the pot, all the deity were in a meeting. Seeing the priest they asked him for the purpose of visiting the place again and when the priest explained, the deity threw the pot and told the priest to worship there where it falls .Since then it is being worshiped here.
Prior to the day of Sulia Jatra, the worshiping of deity is held at the mountain top in dead night around 2/3am in naked body by tribals known as NishiPuja by the tribal priest,who is be accompanied by two others tribals also,Says Bisi further
Every year hundreds of animals’ hen, pigeon, goat ,sheep and buffalo are killed in the Sulia Jatras by the tribals. Other non tribals also offer animals as their “ wishes” were fulfilled due to Sulia Budha blessings
Besides Khairguda,(popularly known as Badkhala,in fiveothers places namely,Kumria, Chantipali of Gudvella block, Mirdhapali in loisingha block ,Kharlikani and Barpudgia on Bolangir block would also be observed,
However the rationalist decries the animal killings at Sulia and they demanded a stop to the killingof animals .Unfortunately the voice of rationalist opposing animal sacrifices remain dormant/inactive in last few years.
We are observing our festivals and following our traditional rituals. Animal killings have been going on in this place inside the forest once in a year since, more than hundred years ago. Why others would interfere in the tribal rights and customs ask Secretary of Zilla AdivasiKalyanSangha sri Niranjan Bisi
A preparatory meeting would be held soon.Bisi says further.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
LOWER SUKTEL-AFFECTED HOLD DEMO AT PROJ SITE Sunday, 11 December 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
LOWER SUKTEL-AFFECTED HOLD DEMO AT PROJ SITE
Members of BudiAnchalAgragamiSangha led byUpendraSahu staged dharan at earthern damsiteof lowerSuktel irrigation Project on10thDec2016
Members ofBudiAnchal Agragami Sangha led by UpendraSahu and others today staged dharna at Earthen dam site of Lower Suktel Irrigation Project today(10thDec,2016 World Human Rights day,) demanding implementation of Land acquisition Act of 2013 in the lower Suktel irrigation project and compensation to affected perople as per the new Land acquisition Act of 2013.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
BJP KISHAN MORCHA HOLDS DEMO
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Members of the BJP led by president of State BJP Kisan Morcha Sibaji Mohanty and district BJP Krushak Morcha president Rajkumar Panigrahi on Monday staged a demonstration before the district Collectorate here protesting against the alleged anti-farmer policy of the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD Government.
The speakers criticised the anti-farmer policy of the State Government
and demanded remedial measures for improvement of farmers. Later, they submitted a five-point charter of demands to the Governor through the district Collector.
The memorandum included demands of withdrawal of the 20th crop insurance premium announced by the State Government for Kharif 2015 and proper assessment of crop loss in the year.
The paddy procurement policy announced by the Government for Kharif 2016 has reduced six quintals from the farmers card, forcing the farmer’s to go for distress sale, the Morcha alleged.
Besides, they demanded conversion of the 44lakh Kisan credit card to Rupaye card and to provide ATM facility to the farmers that the Government had decided in 2012 - 13. But till today it has not been done even though the Centre has given assistance for it.
Even as parts of Patnagarh sub-division suffered more than 70 per cent crop loss, inadequate crop damage compensation has been announced for them, the Morcha alleged .
Sunday, December 4, 2016
B’NGIR FARMERS PROTEST 12-QNTL-AN-ACRE PADDY CAP Monday, 05 December 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
B’NGIR FARMERS PROTEST 12-QNTL-AN-ACRE PADDY CAP
Monday, 05 December 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
The members of Balangir Zilla Krushak Mahasangha led by its president Sudhir Parischha staged protest before the collectorate here demanding relaxation in the cap of 12 quintals paddy purchased from farmers.
"We are protesting the decision of the Government to procure 12 quintals of paddy from farmers. This year there has been good crop. The restriction of purchase of paddy of 12quintals per acre from farmers should be increased to 18 quintals," said Parischha.
The exploitation of farmers in the name checking Fair Average Quality (FAQ) should be stopped and the quality of paddy should be checked in the mandi itself, he said.
Farmers of the district have not been able to get compensation for their insured crops due to faulty assessment report by the officials. Even though it was decided in the district level procurement committee meeting to open Mandi from November 25, it has not been opened. Reports suggest that it would function from Monday throughout the district, Parischha said.
Meanwhile, villagers of Burdda Panchayat led by Prahllad Sahu staged dharna before collectorate demanding proper compensation to them. Burdda panchayat suffered crop loss in last year drought by 11 per cent last year. They submitted a petition to the district Collector.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Modi to visit Balangir on Jan 16 Saturday, 29 December 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR =====================================================...
Commelina benghalensis locally called Kena saga or Kanasiri saga.