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Farmers’ wing of ruling Biju Janata Dal in a novel protest

Bhawanipatana:13/7/17: The farmers’ wing of ruling Biju Janata Dal today rose in a novel protest by mobilizing farmers to the streets with bullock ploughs, tractors, power tillers and other agriculture implements.

The protesters led by local MLA Anam Naik charged that the union government of relegating the larger interest of farming community to the rear. The agitators demanded further enhancement of the minimum support price (MSP) on paddy to Rs 2,930 per quintal.

BJD Party workers strongly protested the BJP-led NDA governments decision to increase MSP for paddy by a just Rs 80 per quintal for the financial year 2017-18 and presented a memorandum to the local authorities.

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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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