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Naveen Patnaik seeks flood damage report within seven Day

Bhubaneswar:18/7/17: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed the collectors of Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Cuttack districts to submit preliminary reports of damage within seven days.

The chief minister on Monday reviewed the flood situation in Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Koraput and Cuttack districts through video conferencing with collectors and asked them to tackle the situation effectively.

The ordered the state administration to be alert and take steps to deal with the situation by coordinating with different departments and field employees.

He also asked the officials to take up restoration of road communication, power service disrupted because of the floods and cleaning of garbage from the roads on a war footing. He said purification of drinking water sources in urban as well as rural areas should be completed on priority basis.

Notably, Revenue and disaster management minister Maheswar Mohanty, development commissioner R Balakrishnan, special relief commissioner Bishnupada Sethi and senior officials from different departments were present.

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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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