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Odisha Government released assistance of ₹364.76 crore for payment to farmers affected by unseasonal cyclonic rain.

Bhubaneswar:30/11/17: State Government released assistance of ₹364.76 crore to 19 districts for payment to farmers affected by unseasonal cyclonic rain. Details of the assistance:

• Assistance covers 4,07,100.77 hectares in 14,720 villages under 2,460 Gram Panchayats of 133 Blocks and 257 Wards of 38 ULBs in 19 districts
• Farmers with crop damage of 33% or above to get agriculture input subsidy at ₹6,800 per hectare in case of rainfed areas & ₹13,500 per hectare in areas under irrigation
• Assistance for farmers having land holdings of more than 2 hectares will be limited to 2 hectares only

Under directions of State Government, Collectors conducted quick assessment of crop loss through field visit by officials of various departments.

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About Ashok Palit

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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