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Odisha government has planned to to make the state beggar free.

Bhubaneswar:27/3/17: In a significant move, the state government has planned to to make the state beggar free. With the implementation of the proposed plan, nobody will choose begging as the means of livelihoods.

The government has asked all district collectors to conduct a survey on beggars and prepare action plans to include them in a proposed scheme that envisages their rehabilitation and social security.

According to Census 2011, Odisha has total 6550 beggars (3850 male and 2700 female), which is second highest in the country after West Bengal’s 13,728. As per reports, Odisha has more beggars than that in Uttar Pradesh (6003) and Bihar (5276).

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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