Favoritism towards the Ganjam district by the Orissa state government

March 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm 11 comments

Following write-up is taken from http://kalahandia.blogspot.com:

Historical favoritism towards Ganjam by Orissa government

  • Number of proejcts being inagurated in Ganjam district in past 10 years by the Chief Minister is one of the highest in Orissa
  • IIIT (central Govt funded information technology institute) in Orissa was proposed in Berhampur by the state Govt.
  • CM and Higher Education minister had announced that Khallikote College will be a University soon even without announching much needed state University in South Western part of the state (KBK).
  • Confidentially one University personal infomed a senior NRO that the state Govt. provided 40 cores of AID to Berhampur University and merely 10 crore to Sambalpur University in the name of SU-IIIT.
  • State Governemnt has recommended for a High Court Bench in Berhampur for South Orissa when the location is less convinient to the people in KBK.
  • Proposed railway Wagon Factory in the budget 2010-11 was shifted from Bhubaneswar/Kalahandi to Berhampur (Ganjam), home dist of CM.
  • Berhampur has one of the highest numbers of soley state Government funded higher/technical education instutions in Orissa after the state capital compared to any other district or city in Orissa.
  • Khordha and Ganjam are neighbouring districts but every thing (administrative offices) are established in Ganjam in the name South Orissa and not in far off place from state capital. It is much convinient for the peopple of Ganjam to reach Bhubaneswar than people in KBK to reach Ganjam, what sort of logic is operational except to exploit marginalized people in the state? If it was the case why not administrartive office in Rourkela?
  • Despite without having any iron ore, coal, chromium, Biju Patnaik had politically convienced TATA to establish second steel plant in Gopalpur in Ganjam, fortunately political favorotim did not suit the company later on and TATA moved to Kalinga Nagar (though there is serious problem in Kalinga Nagar TATA group still prefers Kalinga Nagar over Gopalpur for steel plant which expose the political favoritim towards Ganjam by Biju Patnaik)
  • Among the district Ganjam has highest population but its size (5th in Orissa) is comparable to Kalahandi and less than Mayurbhanj, Sundergarh, Keonjhar and Koraput. It has the maximum number of SH plus NH per 1000 sqkm of area, one of the highest in Orissa. Road should be constructed based on area rather than population. For example UP is 1.55 times larger by area than Orissa and 5.3 times larger by population than Orissa, but the NH in UP is 1.8 times than that of Orissa. Is Orissa following a similar guide line among its districts? Are the SH and NH in Kalahandi and Ganjam comparable? Last year state Govt spent 180 cores for highways in Ganjam compared to 18-30 crore in Kalahandi. Similarly, should Sundergarh, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Koraput not have more SH and NH compared to Ganjam?
  • Railway is a concern for Ganajm, but its not by state Govt rather by the central Govt for which state Govt is not able to favor its favorite district. However, there are districts in Orissa without having any rail network like Nabarangpur, Kandhamal whose size would be more than the half of size of Ganjam.
  • For conservation of ecologically sensitive stone mountains (LANDA PAHADA), Orissa Govt last year spent 100% of the budget in Ganjam, when Ganjam has ~ 30%, Balangir has ~ 20%, Kalahandi has ~ 20%, Koraput has another substantial percentage of LANDA PAHAD in the state, why the budget was not distributed based on percentage? There is serious speculation that if there could have a substantial share in any of the other coastal district budget distribution would have been different. If its in KBK or Western Orissa policy is different.
  • If one village has population 250 and another having 2000, than both the villages may need one school, but one having 2000 population may need more class rooms, teachers, books, blackboard etc. In the mean time first one must have a school. Ganjam has two times population than that of Kalahandi but it has 3212 villages compared to 2236 villages in Kalahandi. Is there a fairness in alloting budget in health, education and infrastructure?
  • Ganjam receives highest number of MGNREGA schemes, which is acceptable as per population but not the SH and NH.
  • Similarly regional institutions should come based on convinience and geography. If neighbouring undivided Ganajm could be considered for regional offices based on population than why not other neighbouring undivided Cuttack district for the same, when each undivided Cuttack and undivided Puri districts (capital and central RDC) had more population than undivided Ganjam district?
  • MLA, Sri Jayanarayan Mishra alleged in the assembly of Orissa in past years that 30 % of Chief Minister’s releif fund was spent only in Hinjilikatu contituency.
  • Another one alleged that the money spent from state Govt. budget only in Hinjilikatu could be more than that of state Govt fund being spent in district like Malkangiri/Nuapada (exluding central Govt fund)



Entry filed under: Balangir, Education, Health Services, Infrastructure, Kalahandi, Kalahandi Balangir Koraput (KBK) region, Nuapada, Region watch, Sambalpur, State and Central govt. and KBK.

Move to shift rail wagon factory from Kalahandi sparks resentment among the locals Kosal outfit tears Odisha map, demands separate Kosal state

11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sangram  |  March 29, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    only one solution is separate state …wake up guys ..jai koshal…

  • 2. situn  |  March 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    jensi ta bhi capital heu not an issue
    we want separate kosal state,not bcz we ve a separate language,if separate language is an issue then how rklts are supporting kosal state,its about the 3rd class costal govt policy we want to carve out a separate state

  • 3. Amar Mahanty  |  March 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Separate Kosal state will solve many of our problems. We should separate from Udisa and have our own state. Coastal politics will spoil the Kosal region.

  • 4. Ranjan Udgata  |  March 30, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Kosal state hebar katha. Heta jaruri aai. Kosal state hele sabu district mankar unnati heba. Jai Kosal.

  • 5. Chandra Kumar Meher  |  March 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Jaha helebi…Katkia mane kensi kam karinai dian. Sabu development kam coastal belt re heu ita tankar chesta. Kosal state hele same 10 district ra unnati heba hethre kichi doubt nai na. Kosal state jaldi heu.

  • 6. Mihir  |  March 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    unfortunatly all most all central govt institutes are located in BBSR-CTC-PURI areas. Poor district like balangir, deogarg, sonepur, boudh has no high educational institute. it is very unjustified. coastal politicians are against development of western odisa. separate kosal state will be good for poor western odisa.

  • 7. RK Pradhan  |  March 31, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Owner of Orissalinks is a BJD agent. He trying his best for develop BBSR. He do not want western Odisa to development.

  • 8. Mahanadi  |  April 1, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Kosal state is very very very necessary. All must try for Kosal state.

  • 9. prasanta  |  August 26, 2011 at 6:00 am


  • 10. ashish  |  September 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    it is very unfortunate that in this blog it is stated against a district which has the essence of south odisha, around 40% of population, how can you hurt peoples feelings of a district which has 20% of entire odisha population. you are advised to argue at your own but don’t pull legs of others ,if you are not refrained from this it may be no it must be possible that the total 11 southern districts of odisha will come up & argue for a separate state which will contain 13 MP seats . my brother don’t create hatred, if you can do your cause without this all will be happy…..

  • 11. sitaram  |  February 3, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Please.raise voice for kosal..


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