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Biju Janata Dal MLAs today submitted a memorandum to Odisha Governor

Bhubaneswar:8/9/17; A delegation comprising of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLAs today submitted a memorandum to Odisha Governor Dr SC Jamir on Mahanadi water sharing dispute, MSP hike for paddy and Special Category state status for Odisha.

“Mahanadi is the lifeline of Odisha, 65 percent of the state’s population living in 16 districts depend on Mahanadi River for life, living and livelihoods. Even though the state government had apprised the Chhattisgarh government over the building threat on its ecology and bio diversity, the Chhattishgarh has constructed several projects on the river upstream and its tributaries thereby violating the technical and environmental aspects”, the memorandum read.

The BJD delegation also reiterated its longstanding demand for special category state status for Odisha.

On the special status issue, the memorandum read, “Demand for special status category status for Odisha is quite old and a longstanding demand made for the first time way back in 1979 in the National Development Council Meeting. This was reiterated several times and unanimous resolutions have been adopted in the state assembly. But the genuine developmental requirements of the state have long been ignored by successive union governments”.

The State ruling party also urged the Governor for fixing up the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Paddy at Rs 2930 per quintal.

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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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