Established in 1981, it is accredited from NCTE and it is affiliated to Fakir Mohan University. The struggle against the establishment of the National Test Range (NTR), India's first missile testing project, in the Baliapal and Bhograi blocks of Orissa's Balasore district, popularly known as Baliapal movement, has been a significant development in Indian polity in general and the politics of Orissa … Though the reason behind the crash was yet to be ascertained, it was … At most tional Test Range ( N T R ) be immediately Baliapal has never lacked demand, which their 'barajs' were five to seven years o l d . The growth of this agita-tion has been a significant development in the Indian polity, for, … vacated so that it can start constructing has been increasing at a rapid pace as con- The cyclone has wiped out their investment. The second major project that had to be abandoned was the National Missile Test Range in 54 villages of Baliapal and Bhograi Blocks in Balasore districts. This would have required the government to move 130,000 people out of 130 villages located in the area. Dr. Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island, is an island off the coast of Odisha, India, approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) east of the state capital Bhubaneswar.The Integrated Test Range missile testing facility is located on the island. Location: site and militarization The importance of location was paramount in the government's decision, in October 1984, to choose Baliapal as the appropriate site for the National Testing Range (hereafter NTR) base for the testing and launching of rockets, satellites and ballistic missiles with a range of up to 5000 km. They did feel uprooted two decades ago when the National Missile Testing Range was proposed to be set up in their area in the 1980s. BHEETA MAATI: our soil, our earth, our home: A Report on Baliapal Missile Base and People’s Struggle 15 Aug 1988 The agitation by farmers in Baliapal and Bhograi blocks in Balasore district in Orissa against establishment of a missile test range, the National Test Range (NTR) prompted PUDR to undertake a … In 1986, the Union Government announced plans to construct a National Test Range at Baliapal in Balasore district, the same district as Chandipur. The successful firing of the Agni missile and the havoc wrought by the cyclone which hit the Orissa coast towards the end of May will profoundly affect the people's agitation against the location of the National Test Range at Baliapal, especially as these events have occurred at a time when the agitation is already in the throes of a political crisis. Baliapal College of Physical Education is situated in Balasore in Odisha state of India. This was in 1986. During the late eighties when the Baliapal peoples movement was at its peak, people of Odisha used to see a defence scientist APJ Abdul Kalam … Balasore: Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Lakshya of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crash-landed at Chandamuhi village under Baliapal block in Baleswar district of Odisha on Friday. THE struggle in Baliapal against the establishment of the National Test Eange (NTR), India's first missile testing project, in the Baliapal and Bhogarai blocks of Orissa's Balasore district, is now entering a critical stage.