Rs 1,660-Crore IIT-Bhubaneswar Campus & 1817 Paika Rebellion (Download PDF)


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Prime Minister released a new stamp and coin to commemorate the Paika Rebellion (Paika Bidroha), which was fought against British rule in Odisha in 1817 & also inaugurated the new campus of IIT-Bhubaneswar.

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  • The new campus of IIT-Bhubaneswar, built at a cost of Rs. 1,660 crore, and launched a slew of projects worth Rs. 14,523 crore for the state.

  • The Paika Rebellion, many claim, was the first war of Independence against the British.

  • Odisha Governor, Odisha Chief Minister, Union minister of Odisha among others were present on the occasion.

  • The Prime Minister inaugurated the Lalitgiri Museum, which is a famous Buddhist centre of archaeological importance, comprising Stupa, Viharas (monasteries) and images of Lord Buddha.

  • He also inaugurated the Baxi Jagabandhu research laboratory in Utkal University. At the programme where the coin and the stamp commemorating the Paika rebellion were released

About Paika Rebellion

  • In the early 1800s, the farming community of Odisha had risen in rebellion when the British started tinkering with the revenue system.

  • Bakshi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar, the military chief of the King of Khurda, had led his army of Paikas forcing the British East India Company forces to retreat.

  • The rebellion of 1817 came to be known as Paika Bidroh (Paika rebellion. Paiks were traditional landed militia under the state’s Gajapati rulers.

  • The year marks the 200th anniversary of the 1817 Rebellion led by Buxi Jagabandhu of Khorda district against the British.

  • the Paika rebellion of 1817 should be recognised as the first struggle of independence.

  • The rebellion came to be known as ‘Paika Bidroh’ or Paika rebellion.

  • Patnaik said the state government would provide land free of cost for a memorial proposed to be set up by the Centre near Barueni in Khurda district in memory of Bakshi Jagabandhu Bidyadha. Modi also inaugurated an archaeological museum at Lalitgiri, one of the earliest Buddhist settlements in Odisha situated 120 km north of Bhubaneshwar.

Other Development Projects

  • Indian Oil’s pipeline from Paradip to Hyderabad at a projected cost of Rs. 3,800 crore and GAIL’s gas pipeline from Angul to Bokaro in Jharkhand at a projected cost of Rs. 3,437 crore under the Urja Ganga Yojana.

    • These projects will go a long way in strengthening the Centre’s endeavour at providing the people with clean and green energy.

    • While facilitating supply of petro products from Paradip refinery, the pipelines would transform Odisha into the petro hub of east India

  • Four national highway projects of 263 km to streamline traffic and check mishaps in the state at a total cost of Rs. 4,361 crore.

    The projects include six-laning of Chandikhole-Bhadrak section of NH-16, flyover on NH-16 at Khandagiri in Bhubaneswar, four-laning of Cuttack-Angul section of NH-42 and further widening of the Tangi-Puintola section of NH-16.


Capital: Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik

Governor: Ganeshi Lal

- Published/Last Modified on: February 12, 2019

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