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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled the first Tribal Atlas of Odisha

Bhubaneswar23/7/18;: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled the first Tribal Atlas of Odisha- a compendium of valuable information on tribal regions in the state, at the secretariat on Monday.

The book published by SC and ST Research and Training Institute in collaboration with Academy of Tribal Language and Culture (ATLC) contains key demographic indicators like literacy, sex ratio & education of the tribal people in Odisha.


The atlas contains 60 plates of maps along with corresponding graphs and diagrams which portray the distributional aspects of the tribal population in Odisha, ecological setting of the tribal habitats, their socio-cultural attributes such as linguistic/dialectical affinity, sex composition and literary levels.

The book t will be available at the SC & ST Research and Training Institute located at Nayapalli in Bhubaneswar.

The atlas has been prepared on the basis of the data of 2011 Census and other relevant statistics, which is said to be the first of its kind in the country.

About Editor in chief

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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