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Odisha government sought extension of cut-off date for registration of farmers under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

Bhubaneswar1/8/17: Odisha government today sought extension of cut-off date for registration of farmers under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) till Aug 16.

In a letter to Union Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh, CM Naveen Patnaik stated “I would like impress upon you to kindly issue suitable directives for extension of the cut-off date for registration of farmers till 16th August, 2017 so as to safeguard the interest of farmers of the State of Odisha.” He expressed concern over the technical snags in crop insurance portal that has upset the entire system even though the State government has made elaborate plans to cover 25 lakh farmers and 20 lakh hectares area under PMFBY as per the Centre’s instruction to cover 40 per cent of farming population of the State.

“The linking of common service centre portal (the main registration point for non-loanee farmers) to crop insurance portal had failed, thereby increasing the load on the banks who were already busy with covering the loanee farmers,”

 

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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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