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.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
SKILLED BALANGIR MIGRANT DIES Sunday, 16 April 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
SKILLED BALANGIR MIGRANT DIES
Sunday, 16 April 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
It is common in western Odisha to find people, especially unskilled youths, migrating to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in search of livelihoods and often facing exploitation, torture, hardship and even losing their lives.
However, in new development, a skilled youth, Tuleshwar alias Suryaa Sahu (35) of Bolangir town, who was working as tailor in a company at Tirupur in Tamil Nadu died at the Vijayawada railway station while returning home on Wednesday, His body was brought to Balangir on Saturday.
Suryaa used to migrate to Tirupur often from Balangir during the last six years. He had earlier quit his job at a company and joined a new one at Tirupur 25 days ago. As he suffered from fever, his family members told him to return home. While on his way home, he complained of stomach pain and died at Vijayawada.
“Suryaa died allegedly due to negligence by the company where he worked. Had the company taken adequate medical care for him, his life could have been saved. We demand compensation to the deceased labourer’s family from the Balangir district administration,” demanded social activist Lalit Nayak speaking to mediapersons here.
“The Labour Department will conduct an inquiry into the incident. We will also contact labour officials of Tamil Nadu. After inquiry, appropriate measures will be taken,” said Balangir Assistant Labour Officer Dileshwar Khakha.