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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.

Wedding ‘gift’ explodes, Groom and his grandmother killed

A bridegroom and his grandmother were killed and the bride was critically injured after a wedding gift received by the couple exploded when they tried to open it after the ceremonies were completed. The wedding had taken place five days ago and the tragic incident took place on Friday night in Patnagarh, Bolangir district.

The elderly woman was killed on the spot and her grandson succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Rourkela. The new bride Rima has been shifted to Cuttuck Hospital from Burl hospital.

The gift was given to the couple by an unidentified person at the marriage reception on February 21. It exploded when they opened the packet at home, the police said.

“The police have collected evidence and an investigation is on,” Patnagarh Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Sesadeva Bariha said, adding that efforts were on to identify the person who had given the gift to the couple.

Bolangir Chief District Medical Officer S Mishra said the elderly woman was declared “brought dead” at the Bolangir district headquarters hospital.

”A man injured in the blast also died at the Ispat General Hospital in Rourkela,” he added.

Attack to RPF Inspector by Iron Rod in Titlagarh

RPF Sushil Pathak attacked Titilagarh

RPF inspector Sushil Pathak was attacked by three masked miscreants with an iron rod and he was injured seriously on the head. This was happend in late Saturday night while he was returning from duty.

Pathak was rescued and admitted to the Titilagarh sub-division hospital where he had to undergo at least 35 stitches on his head. After preliminary treatment, doctors referred him to the Divisional Railway hospital in Sambalpur for further treatment as his condition worsened.

Preliminary investigation revealed that three masked miscreants armed with iron rods carried out the attack. The police have not yet identified the three. The Government Railway Police (GRP) registered a case as per a complaint by Pathak and have launched a manhunt to nab the criminals.

Pathak is engaged at the RPF office in Titilagarh railway station. The incident occurred while he was returning to his Railway Colony residence late Saturday night. Meanwhile, the three masked miscreants, believed to be waiting for him, attacked him with iron rods.

A biker who happened to pass by came to Pathak’s help after hearing his screams. Later, with the help of neighbours and RPF officials, Pathak was taken to the sub-divisional hospital.

In his complaint, Pathak accused a person named Prasant Suna for threatening him over previous enmity. “Investigation is on and we will arrest the criminals soon,” GRP officer Mohan Nayak and Town police IIC Bijayanand Karkara said

State Pollution Control Board move to manage biomedical waste

The State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) has urged Sambalpur Collector to provide at least two acres of land at a strategic location in the district for developing common biomedical waste management facility. The facility will be developed to facilitate treatment and disposal of biomedical waste generated from the hospitals of Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Balangir, Bargarh and Sonepur districts.

An SPCB official said Sambalpur has been considered as model district under the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’s Global Environment Facility project for managing bio-medical waste generated from hospitals in the region in an environmentally sound manner.

A common biomedical waste management facility should be developed at Sambalpur to provide service to hospitals in five districts of the region, he said and added that though the Collector was asked to provide a patch of land at the earliest, no communication has been received so far.

Labourer’s Children, Wife Rescued from Telangana

Minister of State for Labour and Employment Prafulla Mallick on Tuesday said all efforts are being made to bring back the wife and children of migrant labourer, Bibek Chinda (42), who succumbed to burns on Monday.

Bibek along with his wife and two sons had gone to Telangana to work in a brick kiln in October. He belonged to Umagaon under Boudh district.

Contrary to Bibek’s dying declaration that his two sons were killed in a mishap at the kiln and wife kidnapped and gangraped by the kiln owner and his accomplices, Mallick claimed that the children are alive and the three family members of Bibek are being brought to Balangir.

The labourer was severely injured after coming in contact with a live wire at the kiln on Friday. In a bid to escape from the brick kiln, he boarded the Nagavalli Express from Hyderabad and got down at Balangir railway station on Sunday. Seeing him in a critical condition, the Government Railway Police admitted Bibek to Balangir Hospital, where he succumbed on Monday.

Receiving information, the district labour officials in Boudh contacted their Telangana counterparts who found out that the three are in the custody of the kiln owner.

Subsequently the authorities of the Home departments of the two States had a meeting in this regard and the local administration sent Bibek’s children and wife in a train to Balangir on Tuesday, Mallick said. They would reach Boudh on Wednesday.