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India’s first ever blood bank for cattle is going to be set up in the Odisha

Bhubaneswar:27/6/17′ India’s first ever blood bank for cattle is going to be set up in the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT).

OUAT’s proposal in this regard has already received the nod of the State-level Committee chaired by Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi.

As per official sources, the blood bank will come up under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) funded by the Centre at an estimated cost of Rs 3.5 crore.

Briefing media on Tuesday, OUAT Vice-Chancellor (VC) Surendranath Pasupalak said it would cater to the dire need of blood for the cattle at the time of emergency like anaemia, while giving birth and road mishaps.

The OUAT VC also informed that the university will also directly involve the farmers and identify potential cattle blood donors.

On the other hand, 76 newly-recruited Additional Soil Conservation Officers (ASCOs) were given away appointment letters by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a function at OUAT today.

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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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