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Odisha Special Relief Commissioner asked all district Collectors to submit report on damage to crops due to unseasonal rain

Bhubaneswar18/11/17;: Odisha Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today asked all district Collectors to submit report on damage to crops due to unseasonal rain that arouse out of cyclonic depression over Bay of Bengal.

Seeking the report on Kharif crop loss, Sethi in a letter stated that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has on November 16 directed all Collectors to take up survey of crops damaged due to the unseasonal rain and submit reports on crop sustaining crop loss of 33 percent and above within seven days to the SRC.

“You are aware that farmers have been affected by drought and pest attack during the current year. Now, the present unseasonal rain has further affected the farmers in some part of the state. The affected farmers are eligible to get agricultural input subsidy in prescribed rate as per norms of State Disaster Response Fund, who have sustained crop loss of 33 percent and above due t the calamity”, he wrote.

“it is, therefore, requested to furnish the list of affected villages sustaining crop loss of 33 percent and above due to the unseasonal rain along with area of crop loss and number of farmers to this office by November 25 positively for further action at this end”, the letter read.

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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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