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Indian media giant CNN-IBN writes about Koshal state

CNN-IBN reports about the separate Koshal state demand.  It writes, Orissa’s turn: Thousands stage rally for Koshal state.

December 23, 2009 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

Thousands stage rally near the state assembly for a separate Koshal state


December 23, 2009 at 9:06 am 1 comment

Koshal is our birth right

This is a report from, reported by Dolamani Pradhan:

The Kosal state movement has reached to a historical juncture. All the people of Kosalanchal cutting across party line have unanimouly supported the cause.

 Palpable tension is mountig at the premior college campuses of westerpart of orissa. Student of Rajendra college has boycotted the classes showing their extreme regionalism for kosal  movement. The student union of  G.M. College , Sambalpur is following suit. The president of Sambalpur University Padmanava Mishra has supported the Kosal movement whole heartedly. The students are going to demonstrate befor the university entrance gate tomorrow. Palpable situation is mountaing in VSS unitary University Burla. The VSS medical college is also echoing the same sentiment. The situation is going out of control day by day. The student are in now or never mood. Equal amount of  anger is visible in NIT, Rourkela.

The Kosali Ekta Manch is going on organising seminar and conferencess throut India and out of India. The political out fit of KEM , Kosal Kranti Dal has declared to gherao Raj Bhawn on 23 . The time to make history is at hand said Pramod Mishra the President of Kosal Kranti Dal last nigt at Sambalpur .

The All Kosal Students Union has left no stone unturned. A strategy has been drawn to block NH 6, 201,42. 224. Entire kosal region is in a terrific mood. The opression of last 60 years is responsible for Kosal State demand said some Professors of Sambalpur University on the condition of anonimity. They noded in favour of Kosal State citing the example that all IIT.IIM ,AIIMS and 11 universities are there in coastal region while the solitary university of Sambalpur in the only educational Institution for western part. The situation is worst , farmer suicede, distress sell has forced the peple to demand a Satate. The region is culturally united any thing can happen at any time. The NRI friends of Kosal region have taken the movement to Global arena.

Contact Info:
Rugudipara, Bolangir. Kosal, Inidia, Pin-767001

December 20, 2009 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

Maps of separate Koshal state distributed in Orissa

Following is a report from IANS taken from

Bhubaneswar, Dec 18 (IANS) The Kosala Kranti Dal, a political party in Orissa which has been demanding separate statehood comprising 11 western districts, Friday distributed maps of its dream state to people.
The maps were distributed in the district headquarter of Bolangir, its president Pramod Mishra told IANS. He said the maps would also be distributed in other parts of the western region in the next few days. Bolangir town is 320 km from here.

Hundreds of students in Sambalpur, Bargarh and Bolangir towns boycotted classes and walked streets with posters and banners, and shouted slogans in favour of a separate state.

Mishra said his Dal has planned to launch a massive agitation in the coming days to press its demand. “We are going to demonstrate in Bhubaneswar in front of Raj Bhaban on Dec 23,” he said.

The demand for separate state has picked up momentum in Orissa following the central government’s decision to pave the way for a Telangana state in Andhra Pradesh.

The Kosala Kranti Dal wants a new state comprising the districts of Bargarh, Bolangir, Boudh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Koraput, Nuapada, Sambalpur, Subarnapur and Sundergarh.

Known as the Kosala region, these districts suffer from poverty and backwardness, deaths due to malnutrition and high infant mortality rate.

December 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

Demand for a separate Koshal state rises;Women’s College, Balangir joins the movement

Following is a report from The Sambad:

December 18, 2009 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

Sambalpur University, Burla turns another Osmania Varsity

Following is a report from

Taking clue from their counterparts in Osmania University in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, the epic centre of Telengana movement, students of Sambalpur University here, are demanding a separate Koshal State from Orissa.

The students boycotted classes and sat in dharna with placards in the hands demanding a separate State. “All the successive State Governments have been showing step motherly attitude to this part and separate State is the only solution for development of western Orissa,” said general secretary of the Koshal Students Organisation Jayadev Kar.

“Assurances were given to people of this vast region when Orissa came into being in 1936. But this region was intentionally kept neglected,” alleged the Sambalpur University Students Union president Padmanav Mishra.

“We will spread this as people’s movement in all parts of western Orissa,” Mishra said.

December 18, 2009 at 9:03 am 1 comment

Funds remain unspent amidst demand for separate Koshal state

Following is a report from The Statesman:

 At a time when the students, lawyers and other intellectuals of western Orissa have stepped up their movement demanding a separate state, accusing that this portion of the state has always been neglected in terms of scanty funds for developmental works, here is a classic example how funds in crores meant for pro-poor programmes remain unspent.

It is disclosed that Sambalpur municipality has not yet spent Rs 7.5 crore allotted under integrated housing for slum development programme, a government of India project, which may get lapsed if remains unutilised.

Such a huge fund is meant for construction of houses for the urban poor of BPL category at the cost of Rs 1.20 lakh each and 613 poor people in 20 different slums can avail direct benefit if the houses are constructed. This will also be helpful in putting an end to the slum culture in this town in phase manner. But it is learnt that in spiting of floating tenders for three times no contractor has come forward to execute the work. As per provisions, any NGO or contractor fulfilling certain criteria can only be eligible to participate in the tender. “But in spite of frequent tenders no NGOs or contractor is submitting tender for the work. This gives us a major setback since we may lose the money,” said Mr Manoj Patra, the assistant engineer of the municipality.

There is also strict instruction from government to utilise the fund during the current fiscal year which is only four months ahead to be completed. In such circumstances the municipality authorities are obvious to be worried over the problem. “Non participation in the tender is really a problem before us. But not to lose the money, we will apprise the government of the genuine problem,” said Mr Nirmal Chandra Satapathy, the in-charge executive officer of Sambalpur municipality.

Meanwhile, the activists of Koshal Kranti Dal, a regional party formed exclusively for formation of a separate state comprising districts of western Orissa submitted a memorandum addressed to the Union Home Minister through the collector of Sambalpur.
“This is just the beginning of Koshal movement and no force can stop it. The agitation like that of the freedom struggle of our country and will end with a new state for us,” said Mr Upendra Mahapatra the district president of the party.

The party activists also burnt chief minister Mr Naveen Patnaik in effigy and tore a map of Orissa to voice their demand.
Mr Sunil Nanda, Mr Nirmal Das, Mrs Minakshi Majhi and many others were present in today’s agitation.

It may be noted that students of Sambalpur University and members of the District Bar Association had also held demonstrations here demanding separate Koshal state over the last two days.

December 17, 2009 at 10:41 pm Leave a comment

Koshal activists tear Odisha map, students boycott classes

Followng is a report from The Pioneer:

The demand for formation of a separate Kosal State in the western parts of Odisha is getting louder with each passing day, with more and more organisations, institutions and students’ unions extending support for this movement even as members of Kosal Kranti Dal led by president Promod Mishra held demonstrations before the Collectorate on Thursday.

The agitators tore the map of Odisha as symbol of separation from the State besides burning the effigy of Odisha Government. After students of Rajendra College, Sambalpur University, it was the turn of students of the women’s college to quit their classes in support of Kosal State.

“While in entire western Odisha there is one university. In our college large number of lecturers’ post is lying vacant besides absence of postgraduate classes. As the universities are located in relative developed areas, our areas are backward. Why not a single university has been established in this region? All this neglect and discrimination are forcing us to extend our support for formation of Kosal State,” rued a student of the women’s college, Bandana.

Addressing the agitators, president Mishra criticised the rulers of Odisha for neglecting and exploiting this region. The death of Minj Bariah on Thursday morning in the hospital due to malnutrition and starvation is a classic example of what this region have got even though this region contributed a lot to the State exchequer, Mishra said further.

The activist of Kosal Kranti Dal held demonstrations in Athamallick, Boudh and Sonepur and they submitted memorandum to the respective district administrations, informed general secretary of All Kosal Students Union Dolamani Pradhan.

“The Kosal Kranti Dal will hold a demonstration before the Raj Bhawan in Bhubaneshwar on December 23. Moreover, in January we are going to observe a western Odisha bandh besides an economic blockade in future,” said Mishra.

Meanwhile, the activists of Kosal Kranti Dal (KKD) in Sambalpur submitted a memorandum addressed to the Union Home Minister through the District Collector demanding a separate State, they also tore the Odisha map to pieces in front of the office of the Collector to stake their demand for a separate State. “This is just the beginning of Kosal movement and no force (how much powerful may it be) can stop it. The agitation like that of the freedom struggle of the country will end with a new State for us,” said district president of the party Upendra Mahapatra.

Tearing the map of Odisha was not the only event of the day. The party activists also burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Municipality Chowk. Among others Sunil Nanda, Nirmal Das, Minakshi Majhi and many others were present.

December 17, 2009 at 6:55 pm Leave a comment

Leaders and students demand formation of ‘Koshal’ state

Following report and photo is taken from

Taking a cue from Telangana, leaders and students in the western Orissa have demanded formation of ‘Koshal’ state, comprising of as many as ten western districts.

A number of students of the Sambalpur University on Tuesday boycotted classes and staged demonstration in front of the varsity demanding bifurcation of Orissa.

“We want a separate statehood status for Koshal. Else, we will intensify our stir,” Padmanabh, a student leader of Sambalpur University said.

“Our region has been neglected by the government. So we want formation of a separate state for progress,” another student, Jayadeb Kar said.

It may be noted that students in Bolangir had also hit the street with the same demand on Monday. Holding banners and placards, the sloganeering students pitched for ‘Koshal’ state.

Koshal Kranti Dal that has been spearheading the movement for a separate state “Koshal”, said that its delegate would meet the Prime Minister to put forth the demand.

“Soon, our delegate would meet the Prime Minister and other Central leaders to apprise them of our demand of a separate state by carving out at least 10 districts out of Orissa,” Pramod Mishra, the president of Koshal Kranti Dal, said.

The activists of the Dal have also threatened to stage demonstration in front of Raj Bhavan on December 23. Various lawyers’ bodies of western Orissa have also thrown their lot behind the movement of the Koshal Kranti Dal, sources said.

December 16, 2009 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Sambalpur University Student union demands Koshal State; points out shortage of Universities and Medical colleges in Koshal region

Following is a report from The Sambad:

December 16, 2009 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

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