Locals hoisted Tiranga at memorials of slain Maoist leaders in Jantri, Gorasetu, Ghanabeda and Orapadar in Malkangiri district.
Mohapatra asked the district officials to intensify infrastructure laying and livelihood creation activities in all gram panchayats and villages of the district.
People of nine panchayats of Swabhiman Anchal under the Chitrakonda block of the district will cast vote and elect their representatives on February 24.
With the introduction of the boat ambulances, the residents of these villages will get medical facilities at their door steps.
These arms and ammunitions have been unearthed during an inter-state combing operation at Swabhiman Anchal and adjoining areas in Odisha.
Hundreds of tribals from 30 odd villages under Dhuliput and Ralegarh panchayats in the Swabhiman area took out a protest rally on Thursday demanding the administration to allow them cultivate and sale ganja.
Another instance of a pregnant woman being carried on cot surfaced from Malkangiri’s Swabhiman Anchal. On Wednesday (September 29), a woman from the bordering areas of Khajuriguda experienced labour pain. Her family members called 108 ambulance services to avail medical facility from Janbai hospital.
People in Swabhiman Anchal are of the opinion that, SP Khilari has a great role in the development of the Swabhiman Anchal and he should be allowed to discharge his duty in Malkangiri for few more years
Bhubaneswar: The Border Security Force (BSF) deployed in Malkangiri district has rolled up its sleeves to ensure that cut-off villages of the region now connected through the newly inaugurated Gurupriya Bridge turns into a ‘Swabhiman Anchal’. Briefing media persons during an annual press meet on operations in Odisha, BSF IG Ashwini Kumar Singh said that […]
Malkangiri: The much-hyped Gurupriya Bridge over Janbai River in Malkangiri district was built to serve as a vital link between the 150 villages of Swabhiman Anchal (cut-off areas) and the district headquarters. However, due to lack of motorable roads to seven panchayats of the region, many people are still deprived of the advantages of the […]
Bhubaneswar: Development will now be a weapon to tackle the Maoists and the State government is keen to replicate the ‘Swabhiman region’ development model in southern Odisha to tackle Naxalites. Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy, while reviewing preparations for a meeting on anti-naxal operations called by the central government, informed today that Maoist activity in number […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Trouble is brewing in Malkangiri’s “swabhiman anchal”, a benighted hinterland which got its new moniker following the inauguration of Gurupriya bridge by chief minister, Naveen Patnaik last year. The bridge that linked what was once officially known as the ‘cut-off’ area comprising 151 villages with the mainland after a gap of […]
Malkangiri: What is troubling the tribals of Swabhiman Region in Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district? Though Odisha government is claiming to be focusing more on the development of the Swabhiman Anchal (earlier known as cut-off areas), the tribals and their leaders are now up in arms over the developmental works and are even opposing the […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Maoist rebels have warned the residents of a particular village in Malkangiri, state’s most formidable Red citadel, against using their mobile phones. Orapadar, located in the district’s Swabhiman Anchal ( earlier known as the cut-off area), is a dark hinterland with connectivity the biggest problem being faced by the people. With […]
Malkangiri: Of all the places one would least expect a tourist to visit, Chitrakonda which still seem to appear as a Maoist stronghold has surprisingly emerged as a selfie destination in the State. The once-cut-off area in Chitrakonda which has been named Swabhiman Anchal after the much-hyped opening of Gurupriya Bridge in the district has […]