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Odisha Chief Minister reviewed situation arising out of the unseasonal Rains

Bhubaneswar:15/11/17;Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik reviewed situation arising out of the unseasonal rains and directed all-out efforts to prevent crop damage and provide assistance to affected farmers.

Key decisions taken in the meeting

• Situation to be closely monitored by Agriculture and other departments concerned
• Field functionaries to extensively visit heavy rain-affected areas, additional teams to be mobilized if required
• Advisories issued to farmers for harvest mature crops and store in safe place,
• Standing crops to be monitored and corrective measures to be taken
• Ensure procurement as MSP prices
• Prompt and proper implementation of packages for farmers affected by drought and pest attack
• Advance action for Rabi crops to facilitate start of sowing operations by farmers wherever feasible

Chief Minister Shri Patnaik asked officials to continuously monitor the rains and initiate immediate action wherever necessary.

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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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