Posts filed under ‘Heat wave and Sunstroke’

At places like Balangir, Odisha govt. should invest more on renewable energy production

Dear honorable CM of Odisha,
It is reported in The Samaj that Jharsuguda will be the highest electrical power producing town of India:
Is this a good thing for Jharsuguda which has already high concentration of heavy industries? The western Orissa will be full of thermal powerplants as many are coming up at Birmaharajpur of Sonepur, Titlagarh of Balangir, one at Kalahandi and one at Sundergarh. The temp of western Orissa will increase many fold.
Titlagarh is known in the country for recording highest temperature during summer. Places like Titlagarh needs more non-polluting industries like solar power plants. I belive in such places the govt. should invest more on solar power units.
Also, putting all the industries in the western Orissa and establishing most of the HRD institutes in the coastal belt is not at all a good idea. It is surprising that various places of western Odisha like Balangir do not have any state govt. technical institutes viz. engg/medical college or central govt. instituts.
This needs to corrected.
Best regards,

Dr.Sanjib Kumar Karmee, PhD
Department of Biotechnology
Delft University of Technology
Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft,
The Netherlands


August 7, 2010 at 8:25 pm 2 comments

Heatwave, power cuts hit life in Boudh district

Following is a report from

BOUDH: Heatwave along with low voltage and unscheduled power cuts have hit normal life in Boudh district. The mercury is hovering around 45 degree C for last three days.

The district has recorded two sunstroke deaths in as many days. One Lingaraj Sethi (50) died of suspected sunstroke in a farmland near Boudh town today. Another Mathura Nayak (55) died in Rahithani village yesterday. Police have seized both the bodies and sent them for postmortem. While recent shower brought brief respite from gruelling heat, it jacked up the humidity level. Due to prevailing heatwave, people are preferring to remain indoors during daytime. Boudh town almost wears a deserted look after 11 am. The low voltage has been a major problem in the district for last two months.  

SOUTHCO officials have passed the buck saying the district draws power from Phulbani grid station. Reports said the grid is being renovated and the low-voltage condition is likely prevail for some more  days during the intervening period. Low voltage and power cuts have also curtailed official work in the district. 

May 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm Leave a comment



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