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.
Friday, July 7, 2017
WOMEN KENDU LEAF PLUCKERS HOLD DEMO Friday, 07 July 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Women kendu leaf pluckers of Ramsingha village
under Dhamnasar keduleafphadi in Gadshankar Dungripali Kenduleaf Range staged a
dharna in front of the DFO office here on Tuesday demanding immediate payment
of wages, bonus and other benefits to them.The agitating women said they have
not received dues and benefits while other Kendu leaf pluckers of the village
have got dues and umbrella.
Mukhi Pradhan, a plucker, said though officials
have taken Xerox copies of their documents for checking bank accounts, they
have not turned up to them for a long days.
“We will continue our stir until we haven’t
received our dues and other benefits,” threatened the women.
Gadshankar Dunguripali, Range officer (KL)
BiranchiMshra said, “I will enquire into the incident and take necessary