Archive for July, 2012

Eighty-six percent of Odisha households do not have access to piped water supply

Following report is from the Sambad:


July 18, 2012 at 1:02 am Leave a comment

Who is responsible for the underdevelopment of western Odisha? Videos of Kanak TV debate

This was a lively debate. Expect few leaders everyone spoke within the scope of the topic. Otherwise, now day TV debates are often turning brawl and theatrical stage. I observed that all most all leaders spoke in Kosli language. They  should also use Kosli language in assembly; so that people of western Odisha will understand them. The discussion was about health, education and human resource development  in western Odisha (Balangir and Kalahandi Medical college, AIIMs and other centrally funded institutes); industrialization; pollution in Sambalpur-Jharsuguda belt; KBK issues, Dadan sramik; malnutrition; starvation death; unemployment; Gadjats; feudal mentality of political leadership; and Kosal state demand.

People of western Odisha feel alienated because their voice is not heard by the mainstream Odia media. Thanks to the Kanak TV for providing a platform to people of western Odisha (although one speaker was accusing the organizers about the choice of the title and divide and rule policy).

July 15, 2012 at 1:21 am Leave a comment

Nagpur air traffic control (ATC) linked to Jharsuguda airport

Following is a report from TOI:

NAGPUR: The air traffic control (ATC) at Nagpur airport has achieved another milestone by getting interlinked with Jharsuguda ATC. Nagpur ATC is already linked to Bhopal and Hyderabad ATCs, and now it can monitor air traffic over 75% of the country.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, airport manager AK Verma said the interlinking was done by laying an optical fibre cable. “Jharsuguda ATC was commissioned a few days ago. Now, our area extends 960km in the east, 890km in south and 650km in north. Mumbai was linked to Nagpur before the project was launched.”

Airport Authority of India (AAI) had started installation of Indra radars at 38 airports of the country. Nagpur was the first to be commissioned in January 2012. It is also installing automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADSB) systems in airports and work in Nagpur is going on at full space. The deadline for this project is December 2013. ADSB will supplement the ATC radars.

“In the present system, ATC transmits electromagnetic waves to the aircraft, which send back its location. When ADSB transponders are installed in aircraft and on ground, the ATC will continuously get signals about their location,” Verma explained.

Office on special duty (OSD) Shafique Shah and ATC in-charge SC Haldar said that work on GPS-aided geo-augmented navigation (Gagan) was also going on at full swing. This technology uses satellites to aid aircraft in navigation. “We will, however, keep the present equipment on standby.” Presently, Gagan is only used in United States, Russia and Europe. China and Japan do not use this technology.

July 13, 2012 at 5:46 am Leave a comment

Kosli language Magazine “Parbha” (published from Titlagarh)

Following graphic was posted on my FB wall by Bijaya Meher:

July 12, 2012 at 8:40 am Leave a comment

Centre increases annual aid for KBK to Rs 250 cr

Following report is from the Samaja:

July 12, 2012 at 8:32 am Leave a comment

Staff crunch stares at Deogarh College

Following is a report from TNIE:

There have been many agitations over vacancies in the Deogarh College. Teachers, however, are yet to be posted  much to the disappointment of the students.

Last year on August 4, students locked the main gate of the Deogarh College demanding filling up of vacant teacher posts. On August 8, they called for a 12-hour Deogarh bandh which received widespread support.

Subsequently, they unlocked the main gate after the then Regional Director, Higher Education, Bijay Laxmi Mishra promised that teachers from neighbouring colleges would be deputed to the College till a permanent arrangement is made.

But with no development since then, students are threatening to hit the streets again. More than half of the sanctioned posts in the College are lying vacant since long.

Set up in 1963, Deogarh College – the oldest and the only college in the district offering science streams – has a sanctioned strength of 40 teachers. At present, there are only 18.

While two sanctioned teacher posts in Mathematics are lying vacant since March 2010, Chemistry, Zoology, History, Political Science and Logic departments have one teacher each. Similarly, departments of Physics, Botany, English, Economics and Education have two teachers each.

Only Odia department has three faculty members.

The College has about 800 students on rolls. Principal Chittaranjan Das said the authorities had been apprised of the situation.

July 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm 1 comment

Sambalpur University inks Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with College of Charleston

Following report is from the Sambad:

July 10, 2012 at 1:36 am Leave a comment

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