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ENVIRONMENT EXCELLENCE AWARD 2019 CONFERRED TO TWO UPCOMMINGTECH FIRMS  FOR  THEIR INNOVATIONS IN GREEN TECHNOLGY 

Bhubaneswar,11/06/19:Bit Chem , Assam was felicitated with Environment Excellence Award 2019, on the eve of World Environment Day in Bhubaneswar  by CII, IGBC, Orissa Environmental Society, Sparsh ( JK Paper )  & the Climate Realaity , (USA ) india , for its cold mix technolgy in  construction of 7000 Km green roads  in India to combat climate  Change and Air Pollution . Among others who got conferred with Environment Excellnece  Award 2019 are , the Kalinga Renewable Energy Manufacturers (KARMA) Pvt Ltd. – the first social start  up of IIT Bhubaneswar for its outstanding contritbution in innovations of 0.5 hp pump set to revolutionize  micro irrigation in India & for its innovation of NEBULA – integrated  solar  lights for poor and unreahced communities  towards tranforming rural and agriculture sectors . former Chief Secretary ,  noted economist  & former Rd Secretray , GOI Mr Jugal Kumar Mohapatra felecitataed tech firms as  chief guest of the occassioan and Prof Emeritus IIT Bhubaneswar & Santi Sworup Bhatnagar Awardee Dr Uma Charana Mohanty was the guest of honour . Porf S N Patro president OES and Porf Prafulla Kumar Dhal , GM  JK Paper  & Chair CSR & Skill  Commiiitee, CII state Council were present .

 

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Rayagada,11/06/19: Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram(RBSK) is one of the flagship programmes of National Health Mission(NHM) of GOI implemented through Health & Family Welfare Deptt, Govt of Odisha. It is an initiative to improve child survival & quality of life through a systemic approach to early identification of 4Ds: Defects at birth, Diseases, Deficiencies and Developmental delays including Disabilities in children 0 to 18 years of age. This ensures free management and treatment including surgical interventions at tertiary level through dedicated Mobile Health Teams(MHT) at Block levels. 

Major tasks of RBSK MHT include screening of 4Ds of young children between 0-18 years in Anganwadi Centres(AWC)-twice a year, Govt School- once a year & Residential School- quarterly once. The District Early Intervention Centre(DEIC) has registered 3346 cases of 4Ds, mostly birth deficiencies and developmental delay cases excluding 68 adolescent & 129 other cases. The achievement percentage of treatment for 4Ds is 72% where 68 adolescent & 129 other cases are not taken into account. DEIC has facilitated successful operation of 38 cleft & palate, 10 burn contracture, 44 cataract, 47 Congenital Heart Disease(CHD), 38 club foot cases. Apart from this 46 cases of CT scan, glaucoma, Eye deformity, Hernia, Myofibroma, etc. These kind of tertiary facilities were availed from premiere health institutions of Odisha namely SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Hitech Medical College, Bhubaneswar, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, LV Prasad Eye Institute(LVPEI), Bhubaneswar, Sri Satya Sai Heart Hospitals, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Appolo Hospitals, NIRTAR, Olatapur, Sahid Laxman Nayak Hospital & Medical College, Capital Hospital, etc. The District Health Mission under the leadership of Collector Sri Pramod Kumar Behera, CDMO Sri Saktibrata Mohanty and District Project Manager(DPM) Sri Rajesh Pattanaik is thus actualizing the health strategy in a mission mode.   

There are 11 blocks in Rayagada. While with two MHTs per block, the district is supposed to have 22 MHTs; but as per the information of Sri Rajesh Pattanaik, District Programme Manager, NHM, Rayagada, there are only 14 MHTs in position and out of this only 12 are functioning. Hence only 55% of MHTs are functioning. An MHT is supposed to have one male Ayush doctor, one female Ayush doctor, an ANM and a pharmacist. Accordingly these functioning MHTs should have 60 staffs. Unfortunately there are only 26 staffs making it to only 43%. If the whole district is taken into account, it is mere 24%. With this meager staff position, the achievement level in screening for AWWs for the year 2018-19 is 70% and for schools it is 79%. The treatment percentage is 72%. Hence, with the existing staffs, delivery is three times. 

“Doing three times of the task assigned to them is just marvelous. On the other hand, draining this kind of energy from the existing health staff may also hamper the quality as they are always in run. The authorities at upper echelon must understand the basic need of the local people and provide adequate staff in the district. There is no point having romantic health schemes without sufficient technical staff at the ground level”, said Sri Sashi Bhusan Hota of Hota Clinic of Rayagada.

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Rayagada,11/06/19: Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram(RBSK) is one of the flagship programmes of National Health Mission(NHM) of GOI implemented through Health & Family Welfare Deptt, Govt of Odisha. It is an initiative to improve child survival & quality of life through a systemic approach to early identification of 4Ds: Defects at birth, Diseases, Deficiencies and Developmental delays including Disabilities in children 0 to 18 years of age. This ensures free management and treatment including surgical interventions at tertiary level through dedicated Mobile Health Teams(MHT) at Block levels. 

Major tasks of RBSK MHT include screening of 4Ds of young children between 0-18 years in Anganwadi Centres(AWC)-twice a year, Govt School- once a year & Residential School- quarterly once. The District Early Intervention Centre(DEIC) has registered 3346 cases of 4Ds, mostly birth deficiencies and developmental delay cases excluding 68 adolescent & 129 other cases. The achievement percentage of treatment for 4Ds is 72% where 68 adolescent & 129 other cases are not taken into account. DEIC has facilitated successful operation of 38 cleft & palate, 10 burn contracture, 44 cataract, 47 Congenital Heart Disease(CHD), 38 club foot cases. Apart from this 46 cases of CT scan, glaucoma, Eye deformity, Hernia, Myofibroma, etc. These kind of tertiary facilities were availed from premiere health institutions of Odisha namely SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Hitech Medical College, Bhubaneswar, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, LV Prasad Eye Institute(LVPEI), Bhubaneswar, Sri Satya Sai Heart Hospitals, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Appolo Hospitals, NIRTAR, Olatapur, Sahid Laxman Nayak Hospital & Medical College, Capital Hospital, etc. The District Health Mission under the leadership of Collector Sri Pramod Kumar Behera, CDMO Sri Saktibrata Mohanty and District Project Manager(DPM) Sri Rajesh Pattanaik is thus actualizing the health strategy in a mission mode.   

There are 11 blocks in Rayagada. While with two MHTs per block, the district is supposed to have 22 MHTs; but as per the information of Sri Rajesh Pattanaik, District Programme Manager, NHM, Rayagada, there are only 14 MHTs in position and out of this only 12 are functioning. Hence only 55% of MHTs are functioning. An MHT is supposed to have one male Ayush doctor, one female Ayush doctor, an ANM and a pharmacist. Accordingly these functioning MHTs should have 60 staffs. Unfortunately there are only 26 staffs making it to only 43%. If the whole district is taken into account, it is mere 24%. With this meager staff position, the achievement level in screening for AWWs for the year 2018-19 is 70% and for schools it is 79%. The treatment percentage is 72%. Hence, with the existing staffs, delivery is three times. 

“Doing three times of the task assigned to them is just marvelous. On the other hand, draining this kind of energy from the existing health staff may also hamper the quality as they are always in run. The authorities at upper echelon must understand the basic need of the local people and provide adequate staff in the district. There is no point having romantic health schemes without sufficient technical staff at the ground level”, said Sri Sashi Bhusan Hota of Hota Clinic of Rayagada.

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Rayagada,10/06/19:There are still 840 inaccessible villages in entire Rayagada district. Drinking water scarcity is yet another burning problem of the district along with other development deficits like health and education. But this has not deterred Sri Amrit Ruturaj, Project Director, DRDA, Rayagada, one of the youngest civil servants of Odisha to take administrative cudgel under bureaucratic parameters prescribed by the Government. To be visible in person in the most inaccessible areas, where adibasis of PVTGs(Primarily Vulnerable Tribal Groups) like Lanjia Sauras of Gunupur and Dangaria Kandhas of Muniguda, K. Singhpur & Bissam Cuttack reside, he uses a motor bike scooty to mingle with the tribals, dalits and other weaker sections of the society, listens to them patiently and solves most of the problems at the spot. While govt officers, in the plea of Naxalites, avoid visiting villages, Amrit has proved that will power can override any kind of bottleneck.   

Being a Ravens avian and JNUite, it helped Amrit to get into this coveted service without any formal coaching. After a short stint as Assistant Secretary in Ministry of Culture in GOI, he joined as Sub-Collector in Gunupur Sub-division of Rayagada district. He left his foot print of several achievements during his regime as sub-divisional magistrate. According to him, “The magistrate has to apply his mind with respect to law and human rights. Convergence of learning and action by law keepers, prosecutors is a befitting step in this regard.” Very successfully he was instrumental in conducting Chaiti-Idital, a cultural extravaganza in the sub-divisional level. This has established his love for Odia and tribal culture as a true Odia.   

Though there is a government order that the top bureaucrats must visit, review and have overnight stay in the field, it is hardly adhered to; but Amrit is an exception. He makes frequent visits to most interior villages in Chandrapur& Kashipur, where issues are galore. He has made night stay mandatory for himself in these areas, which are infested with ultra left activism. It is not in BDO office or a PWD bungalow where he stayed; but in a residential school hostel(Ashram School). “Each villager is unique and bears a special character. A responsible officer needs to walk with the characters in the village to know, quickly assess its socio-economic dynamics and act upon it. By having a night stay in the field, one still comes closer to the community”, says Amrit. The methodology adopted by Amrit, in fact, is actually termed as “Transect Walk”, which is a part of Rapid Rural Appraisal or Participatory Rural Appraisal used recently by development planners. He does not boast the technique’s jargons. Neither he thrusts the methodology upon his colleagues working under him. He conspicuously applies it for himself and then the officers follow him. He never uses his official vehicle for his personal use thus being a model of personal-professional divide.   

In his recent visits to the hinterland areas of the district, he has given top priority to drinking water, communication, irrigation, employment under MGNREGA containing migration, etc. As the Director of DRDA, he emphasises upon the development of the rural part of Rayagada mostly dominated by tribals and dalits. Being born at Umerkote of Nabarangapur district and lived in most interior districts of Odisha like Koraput, Malkangiri and Gajapati, the development of KBK districts has always been a driving force even before getting into IAS. Thus he has taken sides: the sides of poor and needy, who require his service most.

He is also the Project Director of DUDA(District Urban Development Agency), Rayagada. Rayagada has two municipalities in Rayagada & Gunupur and one NAC at Gudari. He alongwith the pollution control board, municipal authorities, RTO, Corporate, small scale industries is taking many befitting steps like rectification of the drainage system, segregating wastes for waste disposal and management, taking pollution control measures involving the local communities.  

“Amrit does all this silently without any hue & cry. He is not also very media saavy. By going to poor people, listening to them and staying amidst them pacifies their agonies and anger upto a greater extent. A coordinated action thereafter suffices the cause. The expectation of the people for service delivery from him is in a rising trend and this proves his pro-people image in the district”, said Sri Rabindra Patakhandal, Convenor of District RTI Campaign.    

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NAVEEN PATNAIK ANNOUNCES RS 4 LAKH EX- GRATIA 

Dhenkanal,09/06/19: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday expressed grief over the death of four persons due to collapse of an old building wall in Dhenkanal this morning. 

The chief Minister conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved families and announced ex-gratia of  Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased from the Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF) and free treatment for the injured. 

Earlier, Dhenkanal district collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25,000 each to the families of those who died in the incident. 

Four persons were killed and over 10 others sustained critical injuries after wall of an abandoned rice mill collapsed at Alasua market on the outskirts of Dhenkanal town. 

According to police the deceased have been identified as Rama Chandra Sahu, Sangram Behera, Abhimanyu Biswal, and Tina Behera. All are street vendors by profession.

 

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Puri,09/06/`9:Clarifying that no final decision has been taken on auctioning of the telecast rights of Rath Yatra of the Holy Trinity in the pilgrim city, chief administrator of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) PK Mohapatra informed that the bids for the live telecast rights of the chariot festival will be opened on Monday. 

After the Chhattisa Nijog meeting in the pilgrim city on Sunday, Mohapatra said the Puri temple holds the rights to telecast from Deva Snana Purnima to Niladri Bije and the temple administration is mulling to auction the telecast rights to increase its revenue. 

“TV channels are getting commercials by telecasting the Rath Yatra LIVE. But the Srimandir is not getting anything. The temple administration wants to know how much the channels can quote to get the rights. However, no final decision has been taken yet. The bids will open at 4 pm on June 10,” added Mohapatra. 

Meanwhile, the Chhattisa Nijog meeting finalised ritual timings for the Rath Yatra including Deba Snana Purnima and Niladri Bije. The chariot pulling will be held on July 4, whereas return journey or Bahuda Yatra is on July 12. 

“Discussion held in the meeting on how rituals can be performed smoothly. The ‘pahandi’ of deities will begin at 9 am on July 4. Like every year, ‘Sandhya Darshan’ of deities will be held and no restriction will be imposed on purchase of ‘Mahaprasad’ by devotees,” said Rajat Kumar Pratihari, secretary of Garabadu Nijog.

 

 

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Kolkota,09/06/19:Cooch Behar (West Bengal): A day after escalation of violence in West Bengal centering on a BJP-Trinamool Congress clash that killed at least five people, two more BJP workers were allegedly shot at by supporters of the state’s ruling party in North Bengal’s Cooch Behar district, local BJP leaders said. 

The district Trinamool leadership however refuted the allegation and accused the saffron party of fomenting unrest in the area. 

According to BJP sources, the activists were shot at while coming back from a protest demonstration against the killing of party workers in North 24 Parganas district’s Sandeshkhali which took place on Saturday.

 

 

 

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Kolkota,09/06/19:Cooch Behar (West Bengal): A day after escalation of violence in West Bengal centering on a BJP-Trinamool Congress clash that killed at least five people, two more BJP workers were allegedly shot at by supporters of the state’s ruling party in North Bengal’s Cooch Behar district, local BJP leaders said. 

The district Trinamool leadership however refuted the allegation and accused the saffron party of fomenting unrest in the area. 

According to BJP sources, the activists were shot at while coming back from a protest demonstration against the killing of party workers in North 24 Parganas district’s Sandeshkhali which took place on Saturday.

 

 

 

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New Delhi,09/06/19:Team India beat Australia by 36 runs at Oval in London on Sunday. While India put up a massive score of 352 at the loss of six wickets, they did manage to pack up the Australians for 316. 

Apart from the clinical performance by team India, another highlight of the match was the grand gesture by Virat Kohli that won respect and hearts all over the world. 

Kohli’s Heart-Winning Gesture 

Steve Smith was being booed by Indian fans both while fielding in the deep and later when he came to bat. Kohli stepped up and urged the fans to stop booing and gestured them with folded hands to rather clap for the sporting legend. 

A thankful Smith was later seen shaking hands with Kohli for his gesture.

In a post-match press conference, Kohli said, “Just because there are so many Indian fans here, I don’t want them to set a bad example. He (Smith) didn’t do anything to be booed in my opinion. I felt for him and told him sorry on behalf of the crowd. In my opinion, that’s not acceptable.”

Match Details 

Coming to the match, by beating South Africa at Southampton India had made a statement. But by winning this match with the team collectively performing, team India made their presence felt; albeit a few misfields here and there.

Australia had meanwhile reinforced their persona of a resurgence with two straight wins. And India couldn’t afford to fall behind, their late start in the tournament notwithstanding. 

The Oval was all about batting, Man of the Match Shikhar Dhawan (117 in 109) laid the foundation. Kohli provided the much-needed stability and later Hardik Pandya fulfilling the role of a pinch hitter. Even KL Rahul shunted down in search of quick runs. 

Australian bowlers had to rally around despite having a total that looked good on the board. 

David Warner and Aaron Finch had got Australia off to a start identical to India’s in the first 13 overs until Finch’s run-out. Steve Smith negated the boos that welcomed him with a smart fifty, and even Usman Khawaja had shown some spunk while Glenn Maxwell gave India a scare from the moment he came out and crunched a clean on-drive against India’s best pacer. 

Not backing down from the challenge, Bhuveneswar Kumar (3 wickets), Jasprit Bumrah (3 wickets) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2 wickets) made sure that the wickets fell at regular intervals. 

Though many do not need a reminder that India are top contenders for the coveted World Cup, but this win just ensured why that’s the case.

 

 

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New Delhi,09/06/19:Team India beat Australia by 36 runs at Oval in London on Sunday. While India put up a massive score of 352 at the loss of six wickets, they did manage to pack up the Australians for 316. 

Apart from the clinical performance by team India, another highlight of the match was the grand gesture by Virat Kohli that won respect and hearts all over the world. 

Kohli’s Heart-Winning Gesture 

Steve Smith was being booed by Indian fans both while fielding in the deep and later when he came to bat. Kohli stepped up and urged the fans to stop booing and gestured them with folded hands to rather clap for the sporting legend. 

A thankful Smith was later seen shaking hands with Kohli for his gesture.

In a post-match press conference, Kohli said, “Just because there are so many Indian fans here, I don’t want them to set a bad example. He (Smith) didn’t do anything to be booed in my opinion. I felt for him and told him sorry on behalf of the crowd. In my opinion, that’s not acceptable.”

Match Details 

Coming to the match, by beating South Africa at Southampton India had made a statement. But by winning this match with the team collectively performing, team India made their presence felt; albeit a few misfields here and there.

Australia had meanwhile reinforced their persona of a resurgence with two straight wins. And India couldn’t afford to fall behind, their late start in the tournament notwithstanding. 

The Oval was all about batting, Man of the Match Shikhar Dhawan (117 in 109) laid the foundation. Kohli provided the much-needed stability and later Hardik Pandya fulfilling the role of a pinch hitter. Even KL Rahul shunted down in search of quick runs. 

Australian bowlers had to rally around despite having a total that looked good on the board. 

David Warner and Aaron Finch had got Australia off to a start identical to India’s in the first 13 overs until Finch’s run-out. Steve Smith negated the boos that welcomed him with a smart fifty, and even Usman Khawaja had shown some spunk while Glenn Maxwell gave India a scare from the moment he came out and crunched a clean on-drive against India’s best pacer. 

Not backing down from the challenge, Bhuveneswar Kumar (3 wickets), Jasprit Bumrah (3 wickets) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2 wickets) made sure that the wickets fell at regular intervals. 

Though many do not need a reminder that India are top contenders for the coveted World Cup, but this win just ensured why that’s the case.

 

 

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