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Odisha Health minister’s daughter and her friends shoot video at prohibited zone of Hirakud Dam

Odisha Health minister's daughter and her friends shoot video at prohibited zone of Hirakud Dam

Odisha Health minister’s daughter and her friends shoot video at Prohibited Zone of Hirakud Dam. The controversial video of the Health Minister’s daughter hanging out with three Odia actress at the prohibited zone of Hirakund Dam, hence the video has been going viral on the internet.

The purported video shows three Odia actress including Prakruti Mishra hanging out with the daughter of Odisha Health Minister, Naba Kishore Das in the prohibited area of Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur district. As a result Kanwar Vishal Singh, Sambalpur SP has sought a report from the Hirakud SDPO in this connection.

Reportedly Odia actresses Prakruti Mishra, Elina Samantray along with Deepali Das, daughter of Health Minister,  and a few other friends were travelling to Burla from Hirakud on Saturday. On their way, they halted at the prohibited zone of Hirakud dam and shot photos and some videos. They shared those on their Instagram which went viral and soon after the video drew flak.

Angry netizens are now raising questions regarding the security system at the reservoir.

Reacting to the controversy, Prakruti Mishra said influenced by the nature’s beauty, she had clicked photos and shot videos. But she promised that such a mistake would not happen again. Samantray also said such mistakes would never happen again.

Health minister Naba Kishore Das said he can’t speak for his daughter as she is no longer a minor. “Let the law take its own course,” he said.

Sambalpur Police SP, Kanwar Vishal Singh told IndiaTodayTV, “I have asked for a report from Hirakud SDPO in this connection, he has been asked to submit clarification on the matter by today evening. After the report comes we will take appropriate action.”

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will inagurate BPCL bottling plant in Balangir

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will inagurate BPCL bottling plant in Balangir. It is dedicated to the nation on December 27th 2019. It will be the second bottling plant of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a public sector undertaking under the Union ministry of petroleum and natural gas, after Khurda.

The plant, spread over 23 acres at Barkani, 12km from Balangir railway station, has the capacity to produce 42 lakh cylinders per year. It will supply LPG cylinders to the consumers in 14 districts of western and south-western part of the state. These are Balangir, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Boudh, Kandhamal, Rayagada and Nuapada.
Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan had laid foundation stone of the LPG bottling plant on May 21 last year. This plant has been completed in a record 19 months. We had fixed a deadline of March 2020. The plant has been set up with an estimated cost of Rs 103 crore, said Sanjay Sharma, state head, LPG – Odisha and Jharkhand – BPCL, here on Sunday.

The oil company has been supplying gas since 1988 from its LPG bottling plant at Khurda. The company has 21.59 lakh customers in the state and they consume 78 lakh cylinders per year. The consumption may go up to 105 lakh cylinders by end of 2020, said a BPCL official.
Oil marketing companies, including BPCL, have LPG bottling plants at Balasore, Jharsuguda, Khurda and Jatni. Besides Balangir plant, two more bottling units are coming up at Khurda and Rayagada. Odisha will have a total of seven LPG bottling plants after commissioning of the new plants. Capacity of these seven plants will be 4.06 crore cylinders per annum, said an official source.

There were 20.22 lakh LPG consumers in the state on June 1, 2014, said an official source. But the number has increased to 88.10 lakh in 2019. Demand for packed LPG in the state was 454.3 thousand metric tonne (TMT) last year. It is expected to touch 610 TMT by end of 2020. Number of LPG distributors in the state has increased from 367 in 2014 to 932 this year.