Amid Covid lockdown restrictions, alleged trafficking of labourers have once again exposed the plights of migrants in the State. This time, as many as 18 labourers were detained by B. Singpur police while they were boarding a bus from Nuaguda village in Katharagada panchayat of Koraput district to Tiruchur area in Tamil Nadu.
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The recent incident of labour touts chopping off the toes and fingers of a migrant labourer from Nuapada in Maharashtra’s Nagpur has brought back the horrible memories of similar violence against two labourers from Kalahandi in 2013. A labour contractor, referred to as ‘sardar’ in the local parlance in the hunger […]
Bolangir: Nestled in nature’s lap, the Basupali village had all the credentials of becoming a model village with several facilities including a school, road connectivity, drinking water facilities and provision for toilets under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. However, there is nobody left to reap the benefits as residents have started to desert the village owing […]
Bhubaneswar: In a significant move that will check migration in Odisha, the state government today announced special package of Rs 134 crore for Bolangir and Nuapada districts. After a review meeting held at the Bolangir DRDA office, Labour Minister Sushant Singh announced the package for 30 gram panchayats of Bolangir and Nuapada districts. The two […]
Bhubaneswar: It wasn’t long ago that villages in western Odisha would wear a deserted look for much of the year due to distress migration of adults to other parts of the country in search of livelihood. Tens of thousands of workers would move to states like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Delhi and even […]
Bolangir: Even as panchayat elections have created much hype in every lane and by-lane of rural pockets in Odisha, some villages in Patanagarh area of the district have worn a deserted look as most of the villagers have migrated outside in search of greener pastures. The State Election Commission (SEC) has made all arrangements in […]