Many New Projects for Nabarangpur

Published: 31st December 2015 05:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st December 2015 05:51 AM   |  A+A-

NABARANGPUR: The biggest highlight  of the year for Nabarangpur district was the signing of MoUbetween State Government and the Ministry of Railways in November to develop Nabarangpur- Jeypore railway link. As per the MoU, a Special Purpose  Vehicle (SPV) would look into setting up of 40-km railway link connecting Nabarangpur district headquarters to the nearest station at Jeypore in neighbouring  Koraput district. Another development  that brought smiles to the faces of farmers was Government  decision on Turi-Guntat Medium Irrigation project. The State Government  gave a go ahead to the project and an area of 127 acres of land has already been demarcated  for afforestation as per the project’s requirement.

The proposed project has been provided  mandatory clearance by the Central Water Commission and on completion, it will irrigate around 23,000  acres of agricultural land. Apart from irrigating 23,000 acres of agricultural land in 35 villages of Kosagumuda  and Nabarangpur blocks of the district, the project will provide drinking water to 10,000 people living in the command  area of each barrage. Senior Congress leader of the district Habibulla Khan passed away in February.  On the flip side, there was no new recruitment of doctors to streamline the ailing healthcare sector in  the district. Heavy rain threw normal life out of gear in September.

Nabarangpur made headline this month after  police raided a madrasa in Papadahandi following a report on visit of Al Qaeda facilitator  Abdul Rehman to the institution, which is yet to be registered with the  School and Mass Education Department. A tribal quack, Purushottam  Ghasi of Kumjhar village in the district was arrested  by local police on December 27  for singeing a newborn with hot iron nails to treat him for his abdominal  pain. The incident  took place at Butipadar village situated around five km  from Nabarangpur. Rukmani Kisan, an anganwadi worker of the village gave birth to a  boy about 30 days back. As the child’s stomach  swelled and he was crying, Rukmani took her child to Purushottam for treatment.  As part of treatment, the quack seared the infant’s chest and abdominal area  with hot iron nails to cure him of the ailment.      


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