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Odisha Chief Minister directed completion of 20 lakh pucca houses in rural areas

Bhubaneswar:3/1/18:Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik directed completion of 20 lakh pucca houses in rural areas by December, 2018. Since 2014-15, 14.11 lakh pucca houses have been built by State Government. Highlights of Chief Minister’s review:

  • Odisha is a model state in the country in pucca housing with more than 1000 houses being built everyday
    • Stringent action against corrupt officials; focus on delivering the service to beneficiaries at the grassroot level
    • Emphasis on livelihood creation; all beneficiaries listed with income generation activities like poultry, cattle rearing and composting
    • Accelerated construction of houses using locally available material with usage of scientific technique developed by CBRE, IIT Roorkee
    • Highest level of transparency being observed in implementation of the program

The list of beneficiaries who have already been availed or are about to avail a pucca house is made available at the local Panchayat Office.


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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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