Jagatsinghpur, the smallest district of Odisha in size, is known for its rich cultural heritage and contribution to socio-economic development. This district has got a total population of 11, 36,971 including 577,865 male and 559,106 female as per 2011 census. Famous Paradeep port and oil refinery is another high light of the district.
An RTI activist, Manas Ranjan Kar also accused the State government of creating panic among the people by using police force and destroying their betel vine plantations.
It is being alleged that the police personnel have demolished the betel vines of one Gautam Das, a leader of the anti-steel plant movement in the village without his consent.
Jagatsinghpur district administration and the Police resumed eviction work at several betel vines in the area on Monday after a brief halt of two days that followed the brutal Police lathi charge on protesting villagers at Dhinkia last week.
Tension is running high in the village following the arrest of some villagers who had confronted the police during the eviction of betel vine plantations
The villagers said the demolition drive was undertaken without consultations and non-fulfilment of their demands. They alleged that demolition was arbitrary and part of the administration’s ploy to expedite land acquisition for the project.
With this, the Covid-19 positive tally in the State has surged to 10,91,547 while a total of 10,47,783 people have recovered from the virus infection. The active cases have gone up to 35,242.
With the fresh cases, the total number of Omicron infection has reached 103 in the State.
The villagers are anticipating forced entry from all three sides of the village. To prevent such a situation, they have stepped up vigil around the stop-gates 24x7.
The villagers had erected temporary barricades at the entry points to Dhinkia village and have put locks to prevent the entry of administration officials and police force.
The face-off between the police and the villagers turned violent after the villagers allegedly hurled stones at the police protesting alleged police excess.
Though cyclone Jawad which has weakened into a low pressure area ceased to cause any major damage but it triggered extremely heavy to heavy rainfall in several parts of the State, particularly in the coastal and northern parts, damaging standing crops and inundating several low-lying areas.
Here are some of the crucial measures that the people living in cyclone affected areas need to keep in mind in view of the strong wind and heavy rainfall triggered by cyclone Jawad.
Red warning for heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls (more than 20 cm) has been issued for Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, and Jagatsinghpur on December 4.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said that after the formation of a Depression, the system will intensify into a ‘Cyclonic Storm’ over Central Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 24 hours.
The local residents have been alleging that by bifurcating the village the State government has adopted the ‘divide and rule’ policy in order to allow industries in the region.
The low-pressure system formed over the Central Andaman Sea has been active and will intensify into Depression by tomorrow while moving in the West-Southwest direction, informed the Bhubaneswar Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
As per the IMD, a low pressure area lies over South Thailand and neighbourhood and it is likely to emerge into Andaman Sea in the next 12 hours.
Later, Kujang Tehsildar and Sub-Collector of Jagatsingjpur rushed to the spot after getting information and tried to pacify the villagers and traders.
The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has advised the district Collectors to stay on alert mode with necessary manpower and machinery to tackle the exigency following the likely formation of cyclone.
The company has announced to spend Rs 196 crore for periphery development, Rs 57 crore for skill development of local people and Rs 52 crore for creating mangrove forest, health and drinking water projects.
On Sunday midnight, Jagatinghpur Police reportedly picked up Panda from his house and took him to the police station for interrogation where he was allegedly beaten up and manhandled by the cops. He was forwarded to the court and shifted to jail the next day.
Former legislator from Balikuda Assembly constituency, Umesh Swain passed away on Wednesday, his family said.
Members of the Student Congress and Youth Congress hurled eggs at the carcade of Union Minister of State (MoS) for Tribal Affairs and Jal Shakti, Bishweswar Tudu
The body of the toddler Soumya Bhoi had been found in a canal in the village on Wednesday after he went missing for two days
After two days of search, the body of the toddler was found in a canal near his uncle’s house