Saturday, August 23, 2014

Why it is not possible to build an IIT or IIM in the Other Odisha?

From a citizen of Other Odisha (rest of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Corridor) to Governments of Odisha and India:

Dear Governments, 

For the last six and half decades, you displaced our people, cut our trees, exploited our mineral resources, and oppressed our people whenever they resisted to such moves.  All this you did in the name of 'development'.  For the last couple of decades, you have accelerated your pace of such development and have widened roads to cut more trees, located power plants and other industries in our areas by killing more water bodies, by displacing more people and by reinventing your forms of oppression against the agitating masses.  All these decades, we have been hearing that 'bhittibhumi' (i.e. infrastructure) is being created in the state.  

After all these years of bhittibhumi bikash, can you answer us why it has not been possible to locate an IIT or IIM in the western or southern Odisha, in want of appropriate infrastructure?  Where are you building the infrastructure then and at whose cost?

When will you stop exploiting the Other Odisha to build your Odisha (Bhubaneswar-Cuttack corridor)?

We need an answer!

Ranjan Panda

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