Saturday, October 20, 2018
B’ngir migrant missing; father asks for help
Monday, 15 October 2018 | PNS | BALANGIR
Yet again, the plight of a migrant worker from Balangir district has come to the fore.
Workshop of Pre departure women migrants held in Bolangir
Bolangir With a view to inform and enrich the knowledge and entitlements of migrant women workers under the Inter State Migrants Act 1979and how the migrant’s migration (journey) process would be safe and smooth and how women migrants, besides defending themselves, can also act as a sources of help and protection to migrant women in the brick kilns, a one day pre-departure migrant women workers was held at village Dangbahal ,80kmaway from here in Patnagharh Block on Friday.
Organized by PalliAlokPathagar with support from Aide et Action,Bhubneshwar,Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women(GAATW) and
others, it was attended by around 70migrant women of nearby panchyats.
While the migrants’ women narrated their plight of excessive hour work, denial of minimum wage, exploitation at brick kiln site, the migrants’ women were informed about the facilities the registered contractor supposed to provide them and they were explained about the card which contains their details, various local and state officials’ number to contact whenever they feel distressed.
In the entire migration process, it has been observed that it is the women and adolescent girl migrants face more exploitation than their male counterpart as they have to look after the household activities there ,besides the exploitation and torture .Hence to sensitize and equip them with relevant information so that they can protect themselves and act as help to other distressed women migrant at brick kiln, this orientation is being held says SarojBarik ofAide et Action, Bhubneshwar
.Barik explained various provision and narrated the incident how minor girl fight against the rape and torture in brick kilnof AndhraPradesh few years ago.
Among others, Hiralal Mishra, DayaSagar Pradhan,Dinesh Manhira, formerZillaParishadmember KaramSingh Saraf Seshdev Meher, and explained the different entitlements for women migrants and urged them to demand it and make them free from exploitation==============================================================
Drought singes Puja mood in 3 B’ngir blocks
Thursday, 18 October 2018 | PNS | BALANGIR
Even as people of Balangir are celebrating Durga Puja with religious fervour, the farmers of Belpada, Muribahal, Bonogomonda and Loisingha blocks have turned to be a worried lot as a drought-like situation has occurred in these areas and paddy crops have been damaged.
According to reports, out of the 14 blocks in the district, Belpada block received 49 per cent deficit rainfall, Muribahal block 41 per cent deficit, Loisingha block witnessed 44 per cent less rainfall. Cracks have developed in the most of the paddy fields in these three blocks.
“If rains don’t occur within four days, paddy crops in certain pockts will be lost,” said Agriculture Deputy Direcor Sridhar Das.
Das, however, disputed the reports of deficit rainfall in Loisingha block saying that there has been a well-distributed rainfall in the block.
Asked how much areas have been affected, Das said “I have asked officials to prepare a report.”
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Commelina benghalensis locally called Kena saga or Kanasiri saga.