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Odisha Cabinet cleared promulgation of two ordinances featuring land rights and rehabilitation

Bhubaneswar:8/8/17: In a big breather to the landless slum dwellers in urban areas, the Odisha Cabinet today cleared promulgation of two ordinances for assigning land rights or property rights for re-development, rehabilitation and upgradation of slums.

“We have taken a historic decision today to grant land rights to the slum dwellers living in municipal councils and Notified Area Councils of the State and to grant property rights to those living in Municipal Corporation areas,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told media after today’s Cabinet meeting.

As per the decision taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by the Chief Minister, 600 square feet land would be provided to identified slum residents under NAC and 600 square feet in case of municipality. The meeting also clarified that the land will solely be used for construction of houses. Further, it can neither be sold out nor exchanged. However, the allotted land can only be mortgaged in bank for loan. “The urban poor in slums will get land rights for residential use, that are inheritable, mortgageable and non-transferable,” the Chief Minister added.

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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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