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Odisha Chief Minister has reviewed Liveable Habitat Mission JAAGA

Bhubaneswr:21/7/18;Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik directed provision of affordable housing, piped water supply, LED street lamps and other infrastructure for urban slum dwellers during review of Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission JAAGA. Highlights from the review:

– Accelerate efforts for grant of land titles to targeted 1.86 lakh families in 1922 slums in municipal areas & NACs
– 2000 beneficiaries in 46 slums under 9 municipal areas were given land titles in the pilot phase
– Drinking water supply and other projects worth ₹400cr being implemented in the slums
– Aerial surveys in 99 municipal areas carried out by three IT agencies, supported by Government officials and 26 NGOs; to be completed by 31 August
– Urban Area Slum Rehabilitation & Redevelopment Committee for monitoring the activities in all 109 municipal areas & NACs

Chief Minister Shri Patnaik advised officials to carry out coordinated efforts for achieving the grant of land titles as per set target to transform lives of slum dwellers in the state.

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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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