|Blog||Posted By: hindtodaynews on:4/4/2011 9:16:26 PM|
Dear Friends from Koshal Region,
It is true that the Koshal region remains underdeveloped and backward
even after 63 years of Independence. The region has been neglected by
the Centre ( as an example: lack of Railway network ) and the State.
Also to some extent people of Koshal region are responsible for slow
process of development work in the region. The people of Koshal are
comparatively less enterprising than their brothers in Coastal Odisha.
While i am in favour of a separate Koshal State in deference to the
wishes of People of Koshal, I am apprehensive whether the People can
dominate over the large section of Hindi speaking population virtually
controlling all trade and commerce, ranging from neighborhood Grocery
Store to C & F agencies. In 1959 I had visited Sambalpur,
Hirakud, Brajarajnagar, Rajgangpur and Rourkela, as a part of School
Excursion trip, led by a teacher from Sambalpur. In Rajgangpur I was
amazed to note that no local person was speaking in Odia or Sambalpuri
Odia and our Teacher was constrained to speak in Hindi during our stay
in Rajgangpur. The story was same in Brajaraj Nagar too. However, the
situation has changed since then and local population ( majority being
Hindi speaking ) had started speaking in Odia primarily because of large
influx of people from Coastal Odisha. In short the the contribution
of people from Coastal Odisha cannot be over emphasized for the
survival of Odia language or Koshali Odia in this region .
Therefore in order to thwart the attempts of Hindi speaking people to
dominate, it is imperative that natives of Koshal region and the people
from Coastal districts settled in urban areas, must work together
without hatred and discrimination. Indeed, I will not be surprised if
Chhatishgarh starts claiming certain parts taking advantage of fight
between Koshalis and Odias in the region.
The People of Koshal region must not resort to violence like
burning/tearing the Map of Odisha or attacking persons from other
parts of Odisha, and create a divide between Koshali and Odias, to the
advantage of Hindi speaking population of Koshal region. The Goal can be
achieved through non-violence, if led by responsible Leaders.
support the demand for a separate KOSHAL state for which there are
enough reasons. Supporting Sri J N Mohanty ji, I would like to state
that violence is no solution. No body can achieve any goal or
even sympathy of the people by burning or tearing Map of Odisha. There
should not be
any hatred between people from Odisha be them from any corner of the
state, if a larger battle is to be won to carve out new Koshal State.
Instead, there are few areas to which the people of Koshal region needs
to focus their attention. The leaders of Koshal state should make their
stand amply clear before the public on the following.
it should be made known to the people at large in the Koshal area that
development needs people oriented policies which are not existing at
present in the greater Odisha. There are many districts that are tribal
populated, which are also listed in the fifth schedule of the
Constitution of India where it is mandatory to comply provisions of
PESa. But corrupt people in power have forcibly acquired lands of
tribals by grossly misusing land acquisition act and also making mockery
of PESA provisions. How the new Koshal State will react to such gross
important demand should be strictly to comply our National Water Policy
and enforce the list of priorities listed there in for water
allocation. Safe Drinking Water and Water for irrigation are at No. 1
and 2 in the priority list where as water for Non Agro industries is
almost at the bottom but in greater Odisha we all know the hard
should be Koshal State should give priorities to the sons of soils.
This in no way will be compromised. Let the leaders be harsh in raising
the voice. Natural resources be it forests, mineral wealth or others,
sons of soils will have first right. Let there be panic for Hindi
speaking population who have left no stone unturned to loot the state
resources and even made tribals pauper by taking away the forest
produces collected by them in exchange of Salt. All the exploiters must
be shown the exit door.
liquor brewing licenses will be issued in any rural and tribal
populated areas. Free availability of liquor at their door steps have
ruined the people of Kaushal area. I have personally experienced how a
liquor contractor of a tribal village in Jharsuguda district bordering
Chhattisgarh who was involved in poisonous liquor tragedy but Police
worked overtime to save him.
is the presentation of quality pro people leaders who are not corrupt
nor can be bribed or else, even the boat will sink before it reaches the
coast. Politicians are amongst the most hatred commodity at present.
People will not believe if leaders are spineless and corrupt.
bringing out a white paper of gross neglect of the area in last 63
years district wise on Infant mortality rates, lack of quality education
and illiteracy, poverty, Starvation, lack or poor quality of
infrastructure, unemployment, Loot of natural resources, high handed
police raj, corrupt administration, change in liquor policy by Navin
Patnaik government opening up tribal areas for liquor brewing and
vending (Which even legendary Biju babu did not dared to do) . I am
sure, the movement will gather enough strength.
With best wishes and in solidarity with demand of Koshal State
After going through so many postings I could not but
post my views on the topic. We should not forget that all the princely
states joined Orissa after independence. They had their regional
approaches to administration and progress. Other part had British rule
and large scale development approaches. This resulted with imbalances in
development status in east and west of Orissa. East was definitely
stronger than west. Because of that the military operation and power
transfer was steered against princely states (Gadajat area) from
Cuttack, the then capital of Orissa. Where there is power there is the
prosperity. The rule continued. Those who say if Orissa will be divided
there will be less corruption, high productivity, more irrigation etc
are just day dreaming. There will be more problems. More corruption will
continue to prevail because of low literacy and lack of
infrastructures. More differences among men and women. Low exposure to
development. More political turmoils because of influence from business
people settled mostly from outside state. If people can not do good now
how can we rely on them for doing good after having a separate state?
All bulshit talks. Secondly we should see that lethargic administration
should be made pro people. Policy of exploiting Our natural resource ,
mines etc by Central Govt should be stopped immediately. Concentration
on oneness of state should be there instead of state division. Thinking
division shows the timidness, narrowness and intellectual bankruptcy in
people. Therefore mass pressure should be created to finish finish
family politics, princely politics, vagabonds & goons in politics.
We have to work hard to make Babus to work and feel proud of being
honest. Honest officers should be recognised and awarded.
Bibhu Prasad Mohanty
I ve gone through the writings of both Pravin Patelji and
Saiprasanji. I am against the bifurcation of my Odisha state. But I am
very much concern for the under-developed of these area. The leadership
are more responsible for the backwardness and those who are shading
crocodile tears for the poor people of that region should come forward
and take leadership. The best example is Mr George Tirkey, Independent
MLA of Biramitrapur, Sundergarh who dared and won against the money and
mussel power of both ruling BJD and opposition congress party,
constantly raising issues of tribal and poor people for this the
district administration has filed 79 false cases against him.
If Nitish Kumar, CM of Bihar could able to change the scenario of Bihar
within 5 years and projected himself as Vikas Purush in the country
remember Bihar was one of the worst state before him. Why not the
picture of Odisha will be changed if a dynamic CM or govt. will comes to
Rather going for petty politics, broad minded, honest and committed
people should come forward to take the leadership only a open mindset is
Dear Manoj Jena ji
Your concern for a
greater Odisha is appreciated. I also appreciate that you are equally concerned about the under
development of the Koshal area for which you have rightly held
leadership as being responsible. If I have not misunderstood you, you
mean to say "Political Leadership of Koshal Area during all these six decades".
We must accept the fact that Orissa has been in turmoil for the lack of quality leadership. Without doing any home
work, state has inked a series of MoUs that has invited huge capital
investment in the steel, aluminum and thermal power sector. All in the
name of development of the state and its people. I do not need it to
stretch any further but ask a simple question, who has developed? Non resident corporate bosses or the people of Odisha?????
those mostly from other states have landed on the soils of Odisha to
make a killing by virtually loot natural resources of the state be it
be it razing thousands of trees to the ground even in forest land,
polluting air, water and soil causing irreparable losses to the
community at large. They employ people from other states but shed
crocodile tear exploiting locals in petty hard work labour jobs that too
under contractors in the name of providing them employment. Forcibly
possessing lands of the poor people even if they do not sell by
hook or crook all these have happened in Sundergarh district of the
Koshal Area of greater Odisha
but state prefers to close its eyes and ears only to define all such
acts as necessary evils in the name of development.
Poor people particularly
tribals have been forced to pay a heavy price. They are denied to even
breath fresh air as sponge iron plant in their vicinity is taking away
Oxygen in exchange of Carbon dioxide. (A 100 TPD plant sucks in 20,000
cubic meter of fresh air per hour for combustion process) While all
these investors from outside the state are pampered, farmers are
neglected, their lands are polluted, water is diverted to industrial
houses and any one opposing the same to protect the rights of the poor
and sons of the soils are labelled as anti developmental forces and now
the new tool to brand them as Naxal sympathizers.
George Tirkey is no
exception. He has proved that being pro people, can enter in to State
Assembly as their elected representative. Perhaps he is the only leader
on whom tribals trust at present, forget about party politics which can
be discussed separately. When you talk of 69 false cases on
George Tirkey, it would also be necessary to share through you that
there thousands of tribals who are implicated in false cases by the
police. There are incidents of police acting as the agent of the
corporate houses, musclemen having caused serious injuries to tribals
within the police station premises.
How many leaders have
raised their voice against evil designs of Vedanta trying to grab
bauxite from Gandhamardan hills in Bolangir district? Villages have been
cordoned by heavily armed police in the name of searching for
naxalites, arresting at will all those who take leadership initiatives
and kill few in hoax encounters. Can all such acts be the act of local
officials until and unless they have sanctions from top authority of the
In the largest democracy
of the world, where is democracy in running the political parties?
Sycophancy, so called loyalty and then money to buy tickets to contest
election are what is required to enter in to electoral battle. Once
elected, the strings of the elected member are in the hands of their top
boss who has more interest in looking after corporate interest than
that of the people of the state. This is exactly what is happening in
the state at present.
Nitish Kumar is known as
Vikas Purush for his neat and clean administration as well as cracking down
on corrupt people in power where as Navinbabu is in day dreams of doing
development of the state inking MoUs to allow virtual loot of natural
wealth of the state and helpless onlooker to the huge corruption all
over the state in all the departments. Who knows tomorrow Kaushal can
also have a Nitish Kumar type of leader.
Are the above facts not enough grounds to justify a separate state of Kaushal ?
When there is no hope in a greater Odisha, where the people should
I believe there is no "petty politics"
in the above discussed issues which are raised with an open mindset.
Let us hope the best for the poor people of the state who are grossly
neglected in the mad rush going on in the name of development.
With best wishes
and IN SOLIDARITY WITH DEMAND FOR KAUSHAL STATE.
yes, For development of present odisha,each district should be made
as a state so that we have more CMs and politicians to loot the micro
interiors.....more CMs..more corruption...
then each block will
accuse the same and again state...thus we will go back to pre british
era and have thousands of states ...we will see all ROUND(zero is also
round), finally what Churchil had told will happen....
devpmnt...bande----( write the name of a state_ ) janani
-Durga Prasad Mishra
Under the poor and inefficient leadership of Shri Naveen Patnaik, Odisha is making downward progress and has gone almost to bottom position among all Indian states. People are lazy because more than 50% people live under BPL and get BPL rice. Government also planned to supply subsidized Dal and that ended up in a mega crore scam.
In the 3 Lakh crore Mega mining scam, steel
and mines minister Raghunath Mohanty has been rejecting CBI probe as the CM is apparently involved. He says - "the state
anti-corruption vigilance wing had been doing a good job."
How efficient ? Per minister
has registered 16 cases
against persons involved in the mining theft cases. The
anti-corruption wing has also filed chargesheet in three cases so far," the
minister said the state government had taken several steps to check illegal
While 844 cases of illegal mining trade was detected
in 2008-09, it increased to 1085 cases in 2009-10, he said, adding that 755 such
incidents had been detected upto February 2011
, he said.Responding to Minister NRO Shri Arjun Purohit says:
Can anybody tell me when 844 plus 1085 cases of illegal mining was detected
between 2008 to 2010, only our very vigilant government has registered only 16
cases against the culprits, and only three charge sheets are filed concerning
anti-corruption, yet the minister says tongue in cheek that CBI enquiry is not
needed because vigilance department is doing a good job !! Has vigilance
department stopped illegal mining ? Their own report says that upto Febebruary
2011, 755 incidents have been detected. Translation : Orissa government knows
what is going on but does not know how to stop it !!
And they are still working on a mining policy. Smell test says that
government itself involved in looting Orissa, and continues to do so, and does
not want anybody to interfere with this loot. Period.
Jaya Utkala Janani on this April Fool’s Day
There is no hope either as this corrupt Government has been working sycophant of Industrialists. In Gopalpur, Tata Group had acquired 3400 acres of land in 1998 and should have returned the land to state Government by 2003 in case they were not planning for the Steel Plant. Apparently, they bribed Naveen Patnaik and holding the land for some SEZ purpose. This is going on since last 10 years and it is better to allow Koshalis to get any CM but not Naveen Patnaik.
I support Koshal Pradesh - if we live in pain with the worst Government - let Koshalis live. With only condition is - Keep Shibu Soren away from Koshal Pradesh. because he would be worse than Naveen Patnaik
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