Sunday, April 16, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
B’GIR TRIBAL BODY CONCERNED OVER SLOW INQUIRY Monday, 10 April 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar 1 2
B’GIR TRIBAL BODY CONCERNED OVER SLOW INQUIRY
Monday, 10 April 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
The Zilla Adivasi Kalyan Sangh of Balangir has expressed concern over the slow process of investigation by police into the fake caste certificate issues and urged the police administration to expedite the inquiry process and submit report to the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Sambalpur.
A delegation of tribals on Saturday led by Sangh secretary Niranjan Bisi, Braja Kishor Singh Bhoi and Zilla Parishad Member Satya Narayan Bhoi met Additional SP Sashi Bhushan Satpathy, ADM Laxmikant Pyarelal Pradhan, Sub-Collector Bimal Prasad Mahanty and appraised their demands.
As per a ruling of the Supreme Court, there should be a DSP of Vigilance in the SP office who would inquire into fake caste certificate issues and report it to State-level scrutiny committee. Moreover, earlier it was decided that the police administration would complete inquiry of 33 cases of fake caste certificate each month. For one year, it was followed but later slowed down to almost nil report.
“RDC officials are also informing us that no inquiry report from the SP office is reaching here,” said Niranjan Bisi.
Additional SP Satpathy informed that a total of 11 completed cases, including five this year, have been submitted to the State-level scrutiny committee.
“We are leaving no stone unturned to arrest the main accused Bijaya Bariha of the Pardhiapali case,” added the Additional SP.
The Zilla Adivasi Lalyan Sangh submitted a 10-point charter of demands to the district administration.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
A small bird searching forfood amidst scorching Sun.after getting tired taking rest in shadow of tree;BySudhir Mishra/Bolangir
FOREST DAY OBSERVED AT BALANGIR DISTRICT
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Bolangir : 21st March 2017;
World Forest Day was
observed at Bolangir today. Divisional Forest Officer(DFO) Bolangir Sri Rashmi
Ranjan Naik, ACF Goutam Naik, Honorary Wildlife Warden Bolangir and
Correspondent of The Pioneer at Bolangir,sri Sudhir Mishra, ACF N.K.Jaysingh and
others spoke on the necessity of importance of forest and stressed on the need
conservation of forest for betterment of wildlife and human being and
ecology. Thanks to the united
effort of all forest staffs ,forest fire has been effectively tackled in
the district this year till today observed sri Sudhir Mishra.VSS members interacted
with the official and spoke about the steps taken by them in preservation and protection
of forest .On this occasion two schools Karuanjhar High school and Phulkimunda
School were given certificate and cash award for their effort on protection of
forest and environment. The meeting was
attended by forest guards /Range Officer and foresters of Bolangir, Loisingha
Agalpur and Hari Shankar forest range
Thursday, March 16, 2017
A person plucking neem flower from branches inBolangir;By Sudhir Mishra/Bolangirhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a29dciiTzgQ ;
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
370 got placements in Nijukti fair.Jobfair was inagurated by physically challenged youth;News in English daily the Pioneer;Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir
Bolangir ;9thMarch2017Physically challenged Bighna Meher of Munapali of Belpada Block today inaugurated the Nijukti Mela (Job fair )at Kosal Kala Mandal Bolangir in the presence of District Collector Ashis Thakre, Employment officer Sri Binod Prakash Lakra, Sri SVN Rao,Zonal Manager ORMAS Kamlendu Paul and Dipro Jayadev Panigrahi,and others.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Roads are being widened in Bolangir district and huge roadsides tress which are locally useful and beneficial and above fifty years or even more old are cut .there is no activity in sight to plant tress on the roadside. plantation of tress and survival of it is a new challenging task for variety of reasons including irregular and inadequate rainfall and lack of strong commitment of people to save it .And it would take another a minimum 20 years to grow a good tall tree .InBolangir district,mostly, Neem,Jamun,Mahul and other useful tress were there,which was cut for road widening .This would have serious consequences on livelihoods of local poor and their health ,ground water and environment.( more detail -to be posted later on.)
MEET ON FOREST FIRE PREVENTION HELD
Bolangir : A one day workshop on how to prevent forest fire was held at Bongomunda on 5th March 2017.
Bolangir DFO Rashmi Ranjan Naik, Honorary wildlife warden Sri Sudhir Mishra, ACF Goutam Naik and others spoke on this occasion.
Speakers sought the cooperation of VanaSurakshya Samiti (VSS)members and people to tackle forest fire effectively.
ACF Goutam Naik explained the cause of forest fire and how to deal with it,DFO Rashmi Ranjan Naik highlited the seriousness government has given to forest fire and how forest fire is being monitored by satellite and information sent to ground level to forest fire .He expressed displeasure over the poor performance of ground staff and told them to improve .
Correspondent of The Pioneer at Bolangir, Sudhir Mishra spoke on the disastrous consequences of forest fire and stressed the need to prevent it.
VSS members and others present there raised the following points namely 1) holding of sensitization meeting with villagers earlier say by January)2)Supply of special boots to be wear during forest fire fighting, protective glasses, a kit bag containing emergency medicine, water ,special dress, more interaction with villagers on the ground below
Mahul tree which is set fire to collect Mahul and increase in the total area of fire line creationAmong others Range Officer Bongomunda, Muribahal Kantababji, besides the forester stage Range attended it.
Friday, March 3, 2017
ORIENTATION CAMP ON FOREST FIRE HELD IN BALANGIR Saturday, 04 March 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
ORIENTATION CAMP ON FOREST FIRE HELD IN BALANGIR
Saturday, 04 March 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
To remain alert and be prepared to fight forest fire a one-day orientation camp of forest guards, foresters and VSS members of Hari Shankar forest range, lathor forest range and Patnagarh forest range was organised at Hari Shankar on Wednesday.
“We are getting daily input from satellite from Bhubaneswar office and fire dousing squad is immediately pressed into service when an incident occurs,” said a forest official here.
Among others, DFO Rashmi Ranjan Naik, scribe Sudhir Mishra, ACF NK Jaysingh, Patnagarh range officer Banmali Sahu and Harishankar range officer Dinabandhu Meher spoke on different aspects of forest fire and how to tackle it. They sought the cooperation of people to tackle fire properly.
Fire officials of Khaprakhol demonstrated as to how to extinguish fire.
VSS members stressed on better cooperation from forest officials, re-organisation of VSS in some places, more publicity on how to tackle forest fire in village area and involvement of local youths. So far 126 forest fire incidents have been reported in Balangir district, said forest sources.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
Divisional level training of front line staff on control and prevention of forest fire held at Bolangir
Bolangir : 25thFeb2017
A divisional level training of front line staff on control and prevention of forest fire held at Bolangir today. Attended by VSS members of Bolangir, Saintala, Deo gaon and of Loisingha forest Range ,forest guards, forester and Ranger officer of Bolangir, Loisingha Saintala and Deo gaon range, the interactive session deliberated on how to PREVENT the occurrence of forest fire and how to fight it.
The government has attached topmost priority to tackle forest fire and it is being monitored daily through input from satellite. He called upon forest official/ to remain alert and respond quickly in the event of fire incident opined DFO Bolangir Sri Rashmi Ranjan Naik.
The Vana Surakshya members participating in the discussion demanded creation of more fire line area ,more manpower to tackle forest fire, creation of more water bodies inside and near the forest to provide water to animals and douse fore,more equipment and a designated official to deal with forest fire, better sensitization of Mahua collectors to dissuade them from leaving unattended the fire set to collect mahul and to check the alleged setting up fire by Munshi of Kendu Leaf department.
Forest fire causes extensive damage to topsoil layer of earth which has lot of eco friendly insect. Once that is damaged, soil fertility is lost and top soil is also washed way in rain causing more flood .More over many precious useful herbs which keep villagers healthy are also lost . All out effort should to made to check occurrence of forest fire ,says Pioneer Bolangir correspondent and Honorary wildlife warden Sri Sudhir Mishra.
District Fire Officer Abani Swain displayed the newly arrived fire suits with that a person can fight forest fire for one hour.Healso gave the number of fire Officer located at black level and told them to contact in the event of fire.