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Odisha Government declared an alert over possible flood across six districts in the state

Bhubaneswar: 24/7/17;The State Government today declared an alert over possible flood across six districts in the state after the IMD predicted heavy rainfall.

Hours after issuing flood alerts to six districts, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed the flood situation and directed the district Collectors to be ready with all necessary equipments to tackle the possible flood.

After the meeting, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Bishnupada Sethi said, “We are fully prepared to tackle the flood situation in several districts”.

“Two teams of ODRAF, one to Keonjhar and the other one to Bhadrak districts have been sent in view of the flood alert”, he said adding that 60 shelters are kept ready to accommodate flood-affected people in Jajpur, Keonjhar and Bhadrak districts.

Heavy downpour in the upper and lower catchments of Mahanadi, Baitarani, Subarnarekha and Brahmani Rivers may trigger flood situation in the districts, said a senior official of the special relief commissioner (SRC) here 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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