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BJD took to the streets taking up various famer issues

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD and the BJP, on Friday, took to the streets taking up various famer issues, including hike in paddy MSP and farm loan waiver.

Protesting the hike of Rs 80 in paddy minimum support price (MSP) by the Centre, BJD party activists staged a demonstration and held a protest meeting in front of the Raj Bhavan here. The activists alleged that the move shows the anti-farmer policy of the Centre and its promise to double the paddy MSP before the elections was just an ‘eyewash’.

They demanded that the Centre approves the state government recommendation of increasing the MSP of paddy to Rs 2930 per quintal. Later, activists of the BJD farmers’ wing led by Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout and Panchayati Raj Minister Pradip Maharathy submited a memorandum to the Governor addressing the President.

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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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