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Odisha Chief Minister discussed strengthening of partnership with United Nations

Bhubaneswar:19/2/18;Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik discussed strengthening of partnership with United Nations with delegates from various United Nations Agencies for achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Mr Patrick Van Weerelt, Head, UN Staff College (Bonn), Ms Simona Sow, UN Staff College (Bonn), Ms Nistha Satyam, Deputy Head, UN Women, Dr Deepa Prasad, Head, UNPFA Odisha were present in the meeting. Highlights from the meeting:

 

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– State Government has created institutional framework for achieving SDGs, mapped its schemes to aligns with the SDGs and has prepared State-specific indicators to monitor the progress
– Odisha is recording high on various social indicators of women development and empowerment
– Remarkable reduction in poverty alleviation has lifted 8 million people above poverty line with a reduction of 24% in poverty in last decade
– Statr is also leading in providing housing to poor and has achieved significant reduction in IMR & MMR, now bettering the national average
– Conditional cash transfer under state’s flagship programme MAMATA for pregnant mothers has benfitted 3.1 million women
– Under Mission Shakti, 5 million women have been empowered theough five lakh SHGs

CM stated that a better collaboration with UN Women can bring further sustained empowerment of women in the state.
The delegates of UN agencies stated that UN desires to associate themselves with State Government on SDGs where Odisha can be a model and thought leader in the process of achieving the SDGs.

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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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