Berhampur News


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Lawyers on stir, demand HC Bench in Berhampur

Members of the Ganjam Bar Association on Tuesday boycotted court work demanding establishment of a permanent Bench of the Odisha High Court in Brahmapur.
The members also demanded that the Justice CR Pal Commission report on the demand for permanent HC Benches in different parts of the State be made public. “We denounce this report as we understand that it has not directly recommended establishment of a High Court Bench in Brahmapur,” said Bar president Basant Panda, adding, “We will continue our agitation till our demand is fulfilled.”
The members of the Bar including vice-president Siba Prasad Mishra, secretary Rama Prasad Panda and joint secretary Karunakara Panigrahi and senior lawyers like Prafulla Jagannath Padhy, Krushna Chandra Panda and Ashok Das staged a dharna in front of the court here.Earlier, the lawyers had decided that they would intensify the agitation during last four days of every month. On Tuesday, they ended their court boycott agitation and would join work from Wednesday.  

Pioneer; 0ct 01

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Navaratra Puja at famous Bhairavi Temple near Berhampur city

Photo: Navaratra Puja at famous Bhairavi Temple near Berhampur city

Delayed Barracks stadium at Berhampur may finally see the light of the day

The Berhampur Stadium, hanging fire for 25 years, is likely to overcome land constraints and get completed soon, official sources said on Wednesday, following a meeting in this regard.
When the stadium is completed, it would be fit to host national and international sports competitions. According to the blueprint, the stadium will house a swimming pool, a gymnasium, hostels and two galleries. At present, the stadium has an athletics track, a cricket field, a football ground and a basketball court besides a sports hostel. In 1989, then chief minister J B Patnaik inaugurated the 'incomplete' stadium.
To make its infrastructure ready, the state government has to take over land, earmarked for the stadium, but under the possession of ministry of defence (MoD). Around 17.68 acre near Old Bus Stand identified for the stadium, 9.18 acre is with MoD, official sources said.
Future Berhampur's photo.
At least four quarters of NCC officers are located in the defence area. "We have decided to construct NCC officers' quarters at a distance with all infrastructure facilities. It will facilitate completion of the stadium," said MLA (Berhampur) R C Chyaupatnaik. The state government would bear all expenses, he said.
Sports secretary Saswat Mishra, collector (Ganjam) Prem Chand Chaudhary, district sports officer A K Patnaik, NCC group commander S Bhattacharya and engineers of public works department (PWD) attended the meeting. The sports secretary asked the PWD engineers to prepare a detailed project report for construction of NCC officers' quarters and completion of the stadium.
Times of India, The Hindu, Prameya, The Sambad

Photo: TATA to build own berth at Gopalpur Port

Photo: TATA to build own berth at Gopalpur Port

Historic Civil & Sessions Court, Berhampur

Vaishno Devi Temple near Berhampur city

Photo: Vaishno Devi Temple near Berhampur city (The Samaja)
 (The Samaja)

Center agrees to a second market terminal in Ganjam (Odisha)

Photo: Center agrees to a second market terminal in Ganjam (Odisha)
- Prameya
- Prameya

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

3 alternative locations for proposed Odisha IIM in Berhampur selected by Dist administration

Three alternative locations for proposed Odisha IIM in Berhampur city selected by the Dist administration. The sites are located near Gopalpur-on-Sea and Chilika lake by the side of NH-5 and Kolkata-Chennai railway line. Sitalapalli is the location where the proposed airport (Laxmipur) of Berhampur city has been planned under the new CDP. Korapalli is near Berhampur University while Khallikote is about 60 kms from Berhampur and 100 kms from BBSR by the side of Chilika lake.

Last huddle for the establishment of IIM at Berhampur cleared; LOW-COST AIRPORT WILL COME UP SOON IN BRAHMAPUR


New Delhi | Having identified 50 non-metro cities and remote locations across the country for building low-cost airports, the Centre is shortly coming up with a policy on the matter in which state governments would have a major role to play.
The Civil Aviation Ministry would soon finalise names of the first five of these 50 no-frill airports to be taken up first, official sources said here on Friday.The policy, which is being given final shape by the Ministry, is likely to put the onus of providing land, water and electricity free of charge to these airports on State Governments, which would also have to grant tax concessions or exemptions for these projects.
It comes in the wake of the BJP-led Government’s announcements that these airports would be built on a private -public partnership (PPP) model to provide air connectivity to non-metro cities and those in remote areas.
Apart from the facilities to be granted by State Governments to these airports, the Government would grant concessions to airlines operating there, such as exemption from paying landing, parking, navigation, night parking and fuel throughput charges, among other things.In June last year, the UPA-II Government, while finalising infrastructure projects for 2013-14, had also decided to build low-cost airports at 51 cities and towns across the country.
Under the decision taken by the Manmohan Singh government, State-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) was to have set up these airports at towns and cities spread across Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.
There are over 125 functional airports and another 400 airstrips, of which many can be developed as full-fledged airports, the sources said.However, official data shows that of these 125-odd functional airports, 93 were loss-making and only ten profitable. The loss-making airports are mostly located in Tier-II cities, apart from some state capitals. Connectivity by low-cost airlines to the smaller towns and cities could beef up the financial fortunes of these small airports, the sources said.
Observing that growth in traffic was concentrated on certain major routes and not all across the country, they said though air tickets were now available at competitive rates due to fierce competition among airlines and air traffic was growing at a rapid pace, almost 70 per cent of the population does not have air connectivity and many cannot afford to fly.
The policy would aim at making air connectivity available at a cheaper rate, the officials said.On the names of the 50 proposed no-frill airports, they said the list was likely to remain the same as decided by the previous Government, barring a few changes in some states.
As per the UPA-II Government’s decision last year, the 51 low-cost airports were to have come up at Vijayawada, Nellore, Kurnool, Kadapa, Nizamabad, Tirupati, Anantapur and Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh, Dhanbad, Bokaro and Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, at Muzaffarpur, Chapra and Sasaram in Bihar, at Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Firozpur in Punjab, at Agra, Allahabad, Moradabad, Saharanpur, Meerut, Aligarh, Bijnor, Muzaffarnagar and Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.
Tezu, Bomdila and Along in Arunachal Pradesh, at Silchar, Jorhat and Tezpur in Assam, at Gwalior, Singrauli, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Jabalpur, Sidhi and Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh, Brahmapur (Odisha), Rourkela and Kendujhar in Odisha, at Ajmer, Kota, Bhilwada and Alwar in Rajasthan and at Kolhapur, Nasik, Jalgaon, Solapur and Amarawati in Maharashtra were also to have low-cost airports.
Source: The Pioneer| Saturday, 06 September 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

IIM likely to come up near Berhampur city in Odisha

Ganjam collector asked to locate 200 acres of land for establishment of proposed IIM near Berhampur city in Odisha

It seems the State Government is considering the proposal to set up Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Berhampur city of Ganjam. So as a prelude to it, the State Government’s Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) asked today the Ganjam district Collector to identify 200 acre of land in the district. “You are requested to identify a patch of land measuring 200 acre and submit the details of such land with land schedule and map to IDCO for taking further action,” IDCO CMD Vishal Kumar Dev wrote to Ganjam Collector Prem Chandra Chaudhary. Notably, people from cross sections of society in Ganjam district have been continuously agitating in the district demanding establishment of the proposed IIM in the area. A team led by Berhampur MLA Ramesh Chandra Chyau Patnaik had also met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik regarding the issue. SOSA was also demanding for IIM at Berhampur, which has the all facilities for setting up of an IIM. While various leading educational institutions like IIT, NIFT, NISER and others have come up in Bhubaneswar, other parts of the state has not been considered for setting up of such institutions. Now the State Government will pose at least two or three places suitable for IIM and Central Team will decide the place for IIM.
Source:, Business Standard & Pragativadi

IIM at Berhampur is a historic necessity

Lord Ganesh made using different vegetables in Paralakhemundi


Development projects for Berhampur city only on pen and paper

Blackbucks of Ganjam; the harbinger of prosperity


Saturday, August 30, 2014


Run for IIM-BERHAMPUR on SUNDAY, 31st August at 7 A.M from Khallikote Stadium to Gandhi Statue near Barracks

Please share this info with all others you know in Berhampur

Five questions to Odisha Chief Minister from citizens demanding IIM at Berhampur

Five questions to Odisha Chief Minister from citizens demanding IIM-Berhampur

1. Your Government claims that massive infrastructure development has taken place in the last 15 years in Odisha. Now when the Centre is asking the name of a city with basic infrastructure for IIM, your bureaucrats are suggesting that places outside the capital are not suitable for want of appropriate infrastructure. Where are you building the infrastructure then and at whose cost?

2. You promised before the elections that development of Berhampur will be your personal responsibility. After the elections your Government did not find Berhampur suitable among the 10 cities to be developed as a Smart City. The IDCO too has cancelled the IT Tower proposed in Berhampur city. You signed MoU for a domestic airport in Jharsuguda which is justified. But, why did you forget the Airport project for Berhampur?
3. More than 25 Central Institutes and labs have been established in various cities of the State. Why Berhampur city has been singled out and denied a single Central Institute/lab so far? Is this because Berhampur people never took extreme positions like fueling regional hatred or statehood demands unlike other places in Odisha? Are you not forcing the people of South Odisha to think on those lines through your highly biased decisions on Central Institutes?

4. There are innumerable examples across States where Central Institutes have been established in places without a functional airport even though most states have multiple airports.. When the State of Odisha has only 1 airport, why this is taken as the only parameter in deciding the location of central Institutes? Isn’t this a case of double whammy that first you don’t develop an airport in a city like Berhampur and then site the lack of airport to deny Central Institutes? (Thankfully the Central Govt has sanctioned a low cost airport in Berhampur but even that is not being factored in while deciding the location of IIM)

5. Lakhs of youth from Ganjam and South Odisha are forced to migrate outside the State for their livelihood. This trend has only aggravated in recent years. What your Govt has done in its last 15 years to generate employment for the students and youth of southern Odisha? (Not even a screw-bolt factory has been built in Ganjam/South Odisha in the last two decades, the period during which rest of India grew by leaps and bounds thanks to the reforms of 1991)

If the Chief Minister wants balanced development in Odisha then the IIM decision will be his real test. If he succumbs to the mentality of the past and denies Berhampur city the proposed IIM which it rightfully deserves then Odisha Govt will be responsible for perpetuating inequality in the State.

Lakhs of people throng Panchama Siddha Vinayaka shrine near Berhampur on Ganesh Chaturthi

The Samaja

Berhampur city wears festive look on Ganesh Puja

Friday, August 29, 2014

Citizens brave rains to form a Human Chain in support of IIM-Berhampur demand in Odisha

Human Chain in Berhampur demanding the establishment of IIM at Berhampur

Berhampur City Police Commissionerate Soon: Director General Police

The blueprint for proposed Berhampur Commissionerate of Police is ready and would be submitted to the State Government soon for approval, said Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjeev Marik.
The DGP was on a day’s visit to the district on Thursday to inaugurate new buildings of Dharakote and Jaganathprasad police stations. He told mediapersons that priority is being given to strengthen the police administration in order to gain confidence of public.
Speaking on recruitment in the Police Department, Marik said 1200 sub-inspector posts are currently lying vacant for which, interviews are being conducted and 675 persons have already been selected. He added that around 500 retired sub-inspectors of police will be re-appointed by the State Government very soon.
The maximum age limit of the retired police officers will be 60 years and they will work till 62 years of age, he said. Marik said there would be no dearth of retired police officers in the State as they had retired at the age of 58. “The retired police persons would get their last salary drawn as the monthly payment and the new payment would be made after deduction of the monthly pensions. The move is aimed at solving large scale vacancies of the police personnel in the State,” Marik said.
On Maoist presence in Southern Odisha, he said their activities have been reduced to a large extent due to strong policing and security measures. “More forces will be brought in to fight the Maoists, if required,” said the DGP, adding that Maoists of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are still active in different parts of southern region of the State. Marik said ‘Ama Police’ facility will be available in all the police stations. “Ganjam and Berhampur police stations will get this facility by September 15,” he added.

Source: New Indian Express

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Berhampur residents take out candle march for setting up IIM in the city

A candle march was taken out by residents and students in Berhampur on Monday evening for the demand of establishment of proposed IIM Odisha in Berhampur city of Ganjam district.

It was part of continuing agitation in the district for establishment of the proposed IIM in the area. This candle march had been organised jointly by the ‘Bhanja Bikash Manch’ and ‘Forum for IIM in Berhampur’. Berhampur MLA as well as leaders of different political parties and social organisations too took part in this candle march. The candle march culminated at Gandhi Nagar square, where a public meeting was held to create public awareness for the demand.

As per the speakers at this public meeting, till now no major national institution has been established in southern Odisha, which speaks of regional disparity in the State.

Meanwhile, the Bhanja Bikash Mancha, has started a signature campaign for the demand of IIM in Ganjam district. The ‘Forum for IIM in Berhampur’ has started using social network on the web to increase support for the demand.

In July this year Union finance minister Arun Jaitley had announced establishment of four new IIMs, including one n Odisha. Although the Odisha IIM has already been included as a choice for candidates appearing Common Aptitude (CAT) in November, the place of the proposed institute has not been decided by Odisha government.

The Central Human Resources ministry has recently requested Odisha government to provide 200 acres of land for free at a place which has better connectivity. The Odisha government is to suggest names of two or three places for establishment of this premier management institute of the country, from which one would be selected.

Source: The Hindu

Why the State of Odisha should establish the IIM at Berhampur? Here are the reasons;

(Following are some of the best arguments in support of IIM-Berhampur as suggested by some readers in this forum)

"When the IIT-Kharagpur was established, Kolkata was the biggest city in India apart from the capital of Bengal. However, the decision to go for Kharagpur paid off and the Institute is today rated one of the best in India. Infact, the town of Kharagpur has only one identity and that is the ‘IIT’. Similarly, the decision to establish IIM-Kozhikode turned out to be a good decision even though there were more deserving cities in the State of Kerala. Seen in this context, establishment of the IIM at Berhampur city will be a decision that generations to come will appreciate as a visionary step".

"The IIM proposed for Odisha will start from the coming academic year and that leaves just 7-8 months for the new IIM. The Berhampur University campus can be used for the upcoming IIM till a new campus is built for the same. If the Berhampur University campus and its infrastructure facility such as classrooms, hostels, library, gymnasium and guest houses are put to use for the upcoming IIM then the infrastructure will be available at the shortest possible time."

"Bhubaneswar houses the XIMB which is considered one of the top-10 B-schools in India. Therefore an IIM in close vicinity will kill the brand and reputation of XIMB which would fade into irrelevance. Additionally XIMB is opening its campuses in Sambalpur and Balangir. Similarly, the NIT and BPUT in Rourkela have been the major centers of technical and professional education in Odisha. Therefore this leaves Berhampur as the city with the right infrastructure to house the proposed IIM in Odisha".

"As far as the suitability of Berhampur city to host an IIM is concerned, in recent times several states have established or have proposed to establish the IIMs in cities like Rohtak (Haryana), Kashipur (Uttarakhand), Dhaulakuan (Himachal), Tirchy (Tamil Nadu), Udaipur (Rajasthan). As is evident, none of these are the capital cities of their respective States and none of them have good air connectivity. So, for a less urbanised State like Odisha air connectivity should not be the only criteria for selecting a location for the IIM. Since Odisha has only one airport in the State capital, adopting this criteria will deprive all other cities in terms of central Institutes. Besides, Berhampur is only 2 hours drive from the Bhubaneswar airport connected by a 4 lane Highway. Additionally, since a low-cost domestic airport has been sanctioned for Berhampur city, this should address the need in due course. Therefore there is absolutely no doubt that the IIM in Berhampur city will be able to attract the best of students and faculty given its several positives".

"Odisha has so far established several premier Institutes like IIT, AIIMS, NISER, IIPH, NIFT at Bhubaneswar, NIT and BPUT at Rourkela, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, VSSUT at Sambalpur, IIMC at Dhenkanal, National Steel Institute at Puri, CIPET & AIIMS mini campus at Balasore. Therefore, the establishment of IIM at Berhampur will lead to fair distribution of Central Institutions in the State".

Widespread public protest demanding the establishment of IIM at Berhampur forces silent political parties to take clear stand

Berhampur railway station to have new entry gate from the 4th platform side and Goodshed road


Market terminal proposed at Berhampur


Government scouting land for Hotel Management Institute and Marine Academy near Berhampur

Source: Prameya

Monday, August 18, 2014

"Forum for IIM in Berhampur" members to meet Odisha Chief Minister

Source: Prameya

SOSA demands IIM-Berhampur

The South Odisha Students’ Association (SOSA) has demanded the proposed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) to be set up at Berhampur. In a memorandum to the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, SOSA has pointed out that the major city in South Odisha is going without a centrally funded Institute so far.
There were several opportunities in recent years to correct this anomaly and assuage the public sentiments by establishing one such Institute in Berhampur city, however no such attempt was ever made.
Since the Government of Odisha in recent months has reaffirmed its commitment to the development of Southern Odisha, it becomes an imperative that prompt efforts are made to establish the IIM sanctioned for Odisha in Berhampur city at the earliest.
Berhampur city has been the principal centre for business and commerce since the pre-independence years given its close proximity to the sea coast. It has also been the only centre for higher education and health in the entire region of Southern Odisha. Establishment of the propose IIM would therefore play the role of a catalyst in the development of this region.
Odisha has so far established several premier Institutes like IIT, AIIMS, NISER, IIPH, NIFT at Bhubaneswar, NIT and BPUT at Rourkela, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, VSSUT at Sambalpur, IIMC at Dhenkanal, National Steel Institute at Puri, CIPET & AIIMS mini campus at Balasore and Central University in Koraput. Therefore, the establishment of IIM at Berhampur will lead to better distribution of Central Institutions in the State.
Second, the Planning Commission data suggests that Ganjam District and several other southern Odisha Districts are at the bottom in-terms of gross enrolment ratio in higher education. IIM in Berhampur will help in building a knowledge cluster in the heart of the most underdeveloped pocket of India leading to a virtuous circle.
Third, Berhampur is the second biggest urban cluster in the state of Odisha with sound communication infrastructure with all parts of the country and the establishment of the IIM will be a great advantage for the city and its future development.
Finally, Berhampur city is considered as the gateway to the vast region of South Odisha and KBK. Given its strategic location, prospects of industrial investment, human resource potential, moderate weather conditions and its connectivity with all the major cities of the state and India, Berhampur will certainly be an ideal location to host the proposed IIM.
As far as the suitability of Berhampur city to host an IIM is concerned, recently the Himachal Pradesh Government has decided to locate the proposed IIM in the State at Dhaulakuan.
There are several other instances in recent times - the IIM in Haryana has been established at Rohtak, the IIM in Tamil Nadu is located at Tirchy, IIM in Rajasthan is located at Udaipur and the IIM in Uttarakhand is located in Kashipur. As is evident, none of these are the capital cities of their respective States.
In fact, some of these cities are much smaller in size as compared to Berhampur. Additionally, the city has the advantage of a city which is well connected with rest of India by road and rail, a city with STPI, University, Medical college, a dozen odd engineering colleges, two SEZs, upcoming port, airport apart from a host of tourist destinations are also located close by
The IIM will not only place Berhampur city as a major knowledge hub of the state but will also work as an impetus for industrialization and development of southern Odisha and improve the overall prosperity of the State, pointed out SOSA.


IIM-Berhampur demand gathers momentum as more organisations join the movement

Source: Times of India

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Rail Link to Berhampur Eludes Rourkela

A population of around two lakh from Ganjam district reside in the district of Sundargarh. This, notwithstanding, the State’s industrial capital, Rourkela, continues to lack a direct train link to Berhampur. As of now, only three buses ply directly to Berhampur which fails to cater to the needs of Ganjam populace residing in various parts of the industrial and mining district of Sundargarh. Sources said Ganjam-bound train passengers board at Rourkela, travel till Bhubaneswar and take another train to reach Berhampur undertaking 13 to 15 hours of tiresome journey for a total distance of 566 km. People are dependent on three non-AC buses with two plying via Aska and one through Bhubanewsar. The bone-breaking bus journey takes 14 to 16 hours.

Nikhil Utkal Ayra Khandayat Samaj (NUAKS) member, Narayan Mohanty, said bus journeys are hectic and miserable, especially for children and elderly persons.   The Rajyarani Express with only one rake has been introduced with an aim of connecting major cities in Odisha, but it remains confined between Rourkela and Bhubaneswar for technical reasons. Rail Users’ Association (RUA) general secretary, Amulya Kumar Baral, said technical hurdles cited by East Coast Railway (ECoR) are not entirely justified. He said as an immediate relief, one more rake of Rajyarani Express should be introduced and the Palasa washing line under ECoR could be utilised for washing and maintenance to run the train till Berhampur. Baral said they have been unsuccessfully pressing for a separate direct train with the name of Gajapati Express between Rourkela and Berhampur for long. As the proposed Rourkela-Berhampur route via Talcher remains congested, the new train could be run via Chakradharpur and Keonjhar route and the distance to Berhampur would be less than 600 kms, he added. A native of Ganjam, Gobinda Barik, lamented the lack of political unity and said the demand loses steam as different parties including the ruling BJD pursue the issue separately. Rourkela unit BJD president, AC Mohanty, felt that the demand is legitimate while NUAKS general secretary, Bipin Lenka, said they are mobilising various forums in Ganjam to build pressure.
Source: New Indian Express

World Bank sponsored Odisha Disaster Recovery Project starts in Berhampur

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Greetings to all on the 68th Independence day of India

Warm greetings to all on the occasion of the 68th Independence day of India

Photo- OrissaPost
Berhampur city in news during the Freedom struggle of India
  • 1921: March'30th & 31st- Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi visited Berhampur and addressed a gathering for Non-cooperation movement at the historic Barracks ground in the city.
  • 1927: Mahatma Gandhi visited Berhampur for a 2nd time and other towns of Ganjam like Aska, Bhanjanagar, Kodala, Kabisuryanagar, Polasara, Khallikote and Rambha.
  • 1930: Udagye mandir formed at Berhampur by freedom fighters under the supervision of Banchhanidhi Patnaik & Ramalingam Sarala Devi. Freedom fighters Sashi Bhusan Rath, Iswar Sahu, Harihara Patnaik, Banamali Maharara were arrested.
  • 1930: Salt Non-Co-operation movement at Humma and Ganjam. Smt. Sarala Devi, Niranjan Patnaik, Debakar Patnaik, Radhakrishna Biswasray were arrested by British Govt.
  • 1931: First round Table conference at Londan, Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati of Parala represented.
  • 1935: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose visited Berhampur during the freedom movement and addressed a massive gathering at the historic Barracks ground in the city
  • 1935: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru visited Berhampur
  • 1943: March'29th- The Tribal leader of South Orissa and Great Freedom fighter Saheed Laxman Nayak was hanged at Berhampur Circle Jail.
  • 1946: January’20th - Gandhiji for the last time visited Berhampur and addressed people at historic Barracks ground.

Berhampur city bus to connect Tara-Tarini Hill Shrine

The under-construction causalty ward building at MKCG Hospital, Berhampur

Source: The Telegraph

Dedicated power supply to MKCG hospital at Berhampur

Higher Education Minister Pradip Panigrahi on Wednesday inaugurated the 33/11-KV facility. "It will not
only benefit patients, but also students," he said. "The long standing demand of students and college authorities has finally come true," said MLA (Berhampur) R C Chayaupatnaik. "Some expensive machines of the college were getting damaged due to frequent power cuts. Now those can be saved," said MKCG Principal A K Dandapat. Earlier, the state government had asked power distribution companies to ensure dedicated electricity supply to the three medical colleges along with district headquarters hospitals by June-end.
"The MKCG project was delayed as permission was sought from the railways to draw the power line from Narendrapur grid to the sub-station," said executive engineer (Southco) Lenka Prasad. He said Southco had commenced dedicated power supply to other district headquarters hospitals, except Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district. "Work at Paralakhemundi will be completed soon," said Prasad.

Dedicated power supply has been ensured at City Hospital, Berhampur, Nabarangapur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Phulbani, Boudh and Rayagada hospitals. Managing director (Southco) B B Sharma said not only for hospitals, the distribution company was also working for supply of uninterrupted power supply to Berhampur. "We have already taken up the task and hope to ensure 24X7 power supply within a year," he added.

Monday, August 11, 2014

GAMHA PURNIMA is incomplete without Gamha Dian in Ganjam

Source: The Sambad

Establishment of IIM-Berhampur in Odisha is essential for distributive justice

The Picture depicts national repute institutions established in Odisha. When it comes to South Odisha the region seems to have been completely forgotten by successive governments in the establishement of Institutions of national importance. It is high time that south Odisha and in particular BERHAMPUR should have the proposed IIM .Please share your suggestions and thoughts to pressurize the State Govt that IIM should be established in Berhampur.