Demand for district tag to Kantabanji intensifies

Bolangir: Intensifying their demands for district status to Kantabanji, the Zilla Sangharsh Samiti, a regional outfit fighting for the rights of the people, has now decided to take the issue to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

President of the outfit, Seshdev Putel on Tuesday informed, “Despite generation of enough revenue from Kantabanji, the district administration of Bolangir doesn’t pay any heed to the issues of the people and the area is being ignored in every aspect.”

“Since the people of the region are deprived of getting benefits of any government schemes, we have decided to show our grievances to CM Naveen Patnaik,” he said.

Member of Kantabanji Zilla Sangharsh Samiti said, “The government is not able to reach out to the people of remote areas in Kantabanji and we hope that once granted district status, the standard of living of the people will improve.”