BHUBANESWAR: Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly Narasingha Mishra on Sunday warned that if a rail locomotive or wagon industry at Kantabanji in Balangir district is not set up, the dissatisfaction and wrath of the people may lead to an explosive situation in near future.
In a statement, Mishra said, “Balangir is a very backward and underdeveloped district in Odisha.
Lack of job opportunities push lakhs of people of the district to migrate every year to the brick kilns and construction sites of developed States as seasonal workers.
Because of this, a proposal was placed for the setting up of a rail locomotive or wagon industry at Kantabarij, the epicentre of seasonal migration, where a huge patch of around 700 acres of land was identified for the purpose.”
“Setting up of the industry will definitely lead to absorption of the unemployed of the region and minimise migration.
In case the genuine demand of the people of this region is suppressed or overlooked on one plea or other, the dissatisfaction and wrath of the people may lead to an explosive situation in near future.”