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Tata Trusts formally launched a data based dashboard

Balasore:28/6/17; The state government and Tata Trusts today formally  launched a data based dashboard under  a comprehensive programme ,Data, Evaluation, Learning, Technology and Analysis (DELTA) in Balasore, Odisha to ensure equitable distribution of benefits to the genuine beneficiaries .

With the launch of the data dashboard, Balasore( at least two blocks) became  one of the first districts in the  Odisha and third in the country after Chandrapur in Maharashtra and Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh to adopt community owned planning for data driven governance.

The dashboard captured  crucial data from households at a beneficiary level in two blocks of Baliapal and Basta in the district.

The Tata Trusts was roped in  to Balasore by  R K MP Jena about  one and half a  year ago .

The initiative aimed  at developing a systematic structure of participatory micro-planning based primarily on data intensive model village goals.

As a proof of concept, data of 90,000 households was collected covering 60 gram panchayats, 590 revenue villages and 4 lakh population in a span of 4 months.

Besides Jena,   the district Collector Pramod Das ,  and  R Venkataramanan, Managing Trustee, Tata Trusts , MLA Basta Nityananda Sahu , MLA Jaleswar Aswani Patra , MLA Sadar JP Dash  were  among others  present in the meeting  .he ZP president Nibedita Mohanty , the chairman BRIT , Gouri Kumar Rout and line department officials were present  in the meeting held at Nocci , complex 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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