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Nalco Foundation has been effective only due to its flexible & professional approach.

Bhubaneswar:30/7/17:With rich mineral resources, and revolutionary schemes like Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana and setting up of District Mineral Foundations, our mining sectors in the country are all set to address the developmental issues of the mining areas and people living around these areas.  However, success to these schemes is yet to be achieved due to lack of effective implementation. With a fund allocation figure under District Mineral Foundation for Odisha, hovering around 1233 crore (for 2016-17), the expenditures so far is mere 22 crores.

“To address the roadblocks, we need to make structural changes and develop a precise delivery system that is flexible with low cost operation and should be professional in approach”, said Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, while addressing as chief guest at the inaugural session of state –level workshop on theme – Understanding District Mineral Foundation & its Role, organised today at Bhubaneswar.Citing the example of Nalco Foundation – the CSR arm of the company, Dr. Chand shared his views that as an independent body, the Foundation has been effective only due to its flexible & professional approach.

Among others, K V Singhdeo, Honl’ble MLA (Patnagarh) and Dr. Siddartha Sankar Dash, former Professor, Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Ahmadabad, were notably present on the occasion.  The workshop is being organised by the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Societies (CSCS). On the CSCS newsletter ‘Anwesha’ was also released by the distinguished guests. 

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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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