It was most unusual. The membership verification meeting started at Bhubanehwar at 19.00 hours today, 18th April 2016. The comrades were waiting for Com. V.A.N.Namboodiri, founder General Secretary and Patron BSNLEU to reach. Com. Sahdev Biswal, former Circle president BSNLEU presided. Com. Saroj Ranjan Das, Circle secretary welcomed. Com.VAN and Com. Animesh Mitra, Vice-President, BSNLEU, A.Dhupal, former Circle Secretary, Arup Sarkar, Org. Secretary BSNLCCWF, Com. Behara, Circle secretary BSNLCCWF and other leaders attended and addressed. Com. P.K.Behara, former treasurer of NFTE, who joined BSNLEU was welcomed and garlanded by Com. VAN. The meeting continued till 21.00 hours. The doubts raised by the workers were cleared. The participants assured the leaders that in Odisha, BSNLEU will with much more votes than last time.
Bhubaneswar, Nov 30 : Accusing the NDA government of pursuing “anti-people policies”, Left parties today threatened to launch a campaign here on December 10 against “its failure on several fronts”, including inability to bring back black money stashed abroad.
The Left parties would also sharpen their attack on the BJD government in Odisha over corruption and multi-crore chit fund scam being investigated by the CBI, leaders of CPI, CPI-M, Forward Bloc, SUCI and CPI (ML) Liberation told reporters here.
Though BJP and Narendra Modi had announced that black money would be brought back within 100 days of coming to power, now the Centre is backtracking from its promise, the Left party leaders said. (PTI)
Bhubaneswar, May 7 : Asking Odisha government to roll back its decision to allow South Korean steel major Posco to use water from rivers of Mahanadi and Hansua, three Left parties along with Samajwadi Party today threatened to launch an agitation.
The four parties – CPI, CPI(M), Forward Bloc and SP – in a joint statement said they would not allow Posco to use water meant for farmers and used for drinking by the people of undivided Cuttack district.
The statement signed by DibakarNayak (CPI), JanardanPati (CPI-M), PurnachandraPadhi (Forward Bloc) and Rabi Behera (SP) said the state government had in 2006 withdrawn its decision to allow 125 cusec of water from Naraj in Mahanadi river.
“Then in 2006, the state government had told Posco to arrange water for its use in view of public unrest. Now after 2014 polls, the state government has again allowed Posco to draw water from Mahanadi,” Nayak said.
Pati said allowing Posco to draw water from Mahanadi river would disturb irrigation in Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Puri districts.
Similarly, the farmers of Cuttack sadar, Biridi, Raghunathpur, Tittol, Jagtsinghpur, Ersama and Balikuda would be affected if Posco draws water from Hansuariver, he said.
Meanwhile, Water Resources Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said Posco is allowed to draw water from Hansuariver for construction of its mega project near Paradip and water from Mahanadi for use in the steel plant. (PTI)
The government of Odisha, through its Chief Secretary, has conveyed its appreciation and thanks for the excellent service of BSNL during the Cyclone Phailin and also during the period of rehabilitation. BSNL service helped very much in keeping the government connected with the relief operations.
In the same way, the Utharakhand government had also thanked the BSNL for its excellent service during the massive landslide and floods which took away the lives of hundreds of people.
While the private companies close their services during such natural calamities to avoid loss of towers, equipments etc. BSNL, the government PSU is on the job of maintaining its services for the safety of the people at great risk. We are happy that it is being appreciated by the people and the government.
My Hearty congratulations to the BSNL workers and management!
Bhubaneswar, Oct 19 : With Odisha incurring huge
loss of property and standing crops due to cyclone Phailin
and resultant floods, CPI(M) today demanded declaration of the situation as a National Calamity besides waiver of
agricultural loan for the year 2013-14.
“The devastation caused by Phailin be declared as a
National Calamity and the Central Government should shoulder
the lion’s share of the responsibility of relief and
restoration,” the CPI(M) in a memorandum to the Odisha
Stating that the central government should send a team
immediately to assess the loss, the CPI(M) said that the
people who have lost their houses in the calamity should be
provided with safe houses to be built at an expense of Rs 1
lakh each. The central government should share 90 per cent of
responsibility for the project, they said.
Asking the Centre to provide financial assistance of
Rs 12,000 per acre of crop loss, the Left party said that the
farmers need to be provided with free inputs and interest free agricultural loan.
The party also suggested several measures including
steps to check migration of affected people, employment for
artisans, support for students and others for the welfare of
the cyclone-flood affected districts.
The massive evacuation of more than 6 lakh people of Odisha and A.P.to safer places has been a well prepared move which helped to reduce the loss of lives to the minimum in the wake of the hit of the cyclone Phailin in the eastern coast of India. But the damage to the houses, communication network,electricity, roads, trees etc.has been tremendous. It is estimated as per reports that more than Rs. 24,000 crore damages have been resulted through the cyclone and high waves smashing the coastal area.
Rehabilitation is the immediate task for which the Central Government, the state governments and the people at large have to jointly make all out efforts. The rehabilitation should be organised effectively and fast.
The BSNLCCWF leaders of Odisha Circle, who have come to Delhi under the leadership of Com. Sahdev Biswal, Circle Secretary held a meeting at Dada Ghosh Bhawan on 19th August and discussed about the problems being faced by the casual and contract workers in Odisha. Coms. V.A.N.Namboodiri, All India President and Tapas Ghosh, Secretary General were also present.
The organisational as well as problems of the contract workers, SSA wise, were discussed. It was proposed to have a Circle Executive Committee meeting shortly and agitational programmes planned for settlement of issues.