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Odisha Chief Minister expressed satisfaction over BJD government’s achievements

Bhubaneswar:21/5/18;The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed satisfaction over BJD government’s achievements in the state during the last four years and asked his ministers to work hard every minute to meet the aspirations of the people.

The Patnaik government completed four years in office of his fourth term.

“Let us all pledge to work hard every minute to honour the faith of our people with dedication, determination and devotion,” Patnaik said he is indebted to the 4.5 crore people of Odisha who have faith in BJD’s commitment and capability for working towards an empowered Odisha.

“Transparency, teamwork and technology will be our mantra to bring about transformation,” the chief minister told reporters after the meeting of the council of ministers.

Highlighting the major achievements of his government, Patnaik said in the last four years Odisha has been ranked as the champion state in exports. “We also top the country in live manufacturing investments,” he said.

Odisha is the leading state in the country also in skill development programme with nine lakh youths trained against the target of 11 lakh, Patnaik said.

He claimed that Odisha lead the country in construction of rural roads with a record 22,500 km in the last four years. Six hundred bridges have been constructed under Biju Setu Yojana while Biju Expressway connecting north and south Odisha passing through the KBK region will meet its target date.

On the agriculture front, Patnaik said the state had produced 117 lakh metric tonnes of grain and the government has made provision of crop loans for sharecroppers and Millet Mission for rainfed areas.

In the last four years nearly 17 lakh pucca houses have been constructed. Construction of another seven lakh such houses will be completed by March 5, 2019 as a tribute to former chief minister Biju Patnaik.

Referring to electrification, he said 17 lakh households have been electrified in the last four years and the government was targeting to provide electricity to all households by October 2, 2018, he said.

Four medical colleges have been set up from among the proposed nine, Special Tribal Development Councils have come up in nine districts, 70 lakh women empowered through various self help groups and nearly 30 lakh women covered under the Mamata Yojana.

Patnaik said that Odisha is fast becoming a major sports hub and several international events had been hosted at Bhubaneswar.

The chief minister said Odia language has been accorded the status of a classical language and the special cabinet held at Puri on December 26, 2017 took several decisions to promote it in all walks of life

 

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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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