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MoU between Department of Agriculture& Melinda Gates Foundation has been inked

Bhubaneswar:23/4/17:  A MoU between Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been inked on Friday at the State Secretariat in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik & Minister, Agriculture & Farmer’s Empowerment Pradeep Maharathy.

The MoU worth Rs 32 crore is aimed at improving the lives of smallholder farmers and promoting inclusive agricultural transformation in Odisha.

The MoU was signed by Hari Ballav Mishra, Director of Agriculture and Food Production, Odisha and Nick Austin, Director of Agricultural Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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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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