Sunday, September 22, 2019
Wild buffalo (Indian gaur ) sighted in the forest of Bolangir.
Bolangir; The recent sighting of a single Indian gaur, locally called as jungli podh or wild buffalo , four days ago on the forest outskirt of Bolangir town has brought cheers among the wildlife lovers here.
Wild buffalo as called by local, is a shy and violent animal. When it gets food water and shelter, it stays there. It is a shy animal. It becomes wild when comes in contact with human being directly, points out a local wild life lover here.
In summer this years a wildlife enthusiast managed to take a single photograph of wild buffalo in the forest of Bolangir.By that time it appears to be a Juvenile wild buffalo. Few months later nearby village people also informed about the movement of wild buffalo to this correspondent ,besides others.
However it is pertinent to mention here that wild buffalo (Indian gaur ) moves in heard, or with a minimum of two. And given this situation, how a single wild buffalo is moving, that remains to watch and needs further monitoring, points another wildlife lover.
Three years ago in the forest of Upparjhar,in Bolangir forest range, two wild buffalo were sighted. When local forest staff tried to get a glimpse of then they sped away into the forest of Upparjhar within minutes .
Effort to get a comment on this situation from DFO Balangir Sri Sameer Satpathy was not possible as his mobile replied “not reachable” when contracted by this correspondent.
Set up a cancer Hospital at Bolangir.
Bolangir; The mention of Bolangir district, very often reflects a picture of district regularly affected by drought and economically backward district of State of Odisha, from where thousands of people migrates along with their family and children to brick kilns of Telegngana, Andhra Pradesh ,Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and other states in search of livelihood only to face torture and exploitation there.
However, even though Bolangir is economically backward district and its economy is predominantly based on agricultureand no industr , yet ,according to reports , the number of Cancer patients is rising in the district.
In 2017-18; 103 people were given chemotheraphy cycle and the number of people given chemotheraphy cycle in 2018-19 increased to 265. And till September2019 a total of 173 people were given chemotheraphy cycle says District Cancer Nodal officer Dr Abinash Mishra. Besides this around 1000 people have checked in the Outpatient Department, Mishra says further.
In a related development today, members of JanaMoracha,a social organization, led by Basu Rath and others submitted a memorandum to CM through district collector demanding setting up a cancer hospital at Bolangir.
We submitted a memorandum for setting up a cancer hospital at Bolangir in view of increasing number of cancer patients in Bolangir district and poor people of Bolangir and neighbouring district would be able to get treatment here, rather than going to other places and incurring a lot of expenses, says Prasant Senapthy.
Monday, September 16, 2019
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Commelina benghalensis locally called Kena saga or Kanasiri saga.