BALANGIR: Demand for a separate district for Titlagarh sub-division has intensified as thousands of people came out on the streets in its support on Thursday.
More than 3000 people including members of Titlagarh Zilla Kriyanustan Committee, political parties and Adivasi Sangh took out a rally in the town. They alleged that though the Chief Minister had promised to consider the demand three years back, he announced the town as municipality. Formation of separate district will bring development in the tribal dominated and underdeveloped areas of Titlagarh, they said.
Earlier, locals had staged several demonstrations including rallies and campaigns over the demand. During the last urban local bodies elections, the town witnessed many agitations forcing the State Government to upgrade the Titlagarh NAC into a municipality.
President of Nagarika Committee Radhakanta Padhi said the demand for a separate district is legal and justified as the town is far from Balangir. President of Zilla Kriyanustan Committee RK Swain was also present.