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Joint eviction squad of Bhubaneswar Development Authority evicted a major portion of land at Behera Sahi

Bhubaneswar:10/8/18; The joint eviction squad of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today evicted a major portion of land at Behera Sahi near Damayanti Apartment in Nayapalli area.

The land, recovered through this process would be used for better storage of rainwater, recharge of the dwindling water table of the city and also upkeep of the water-based ecosystem around the Nayapalli Haza and having an efficient drainage network to manage water-logging like situation during unprecedented rains.

BDA Additional Commissioner (Enforcement) Bhabani Shankar Chayani, who was leading the operation in Nayapalli, said “today around 1 acre of prime Government land was recovered during the process. On August 4 the joint enforcement team in Bhoi Sahi, Nayapalli had evicted more than 600 decimal Government land. The land recovered during these actions will help in better management of rainwater, maintaining a sound water table and a better environment as the original Nayapalli Haza in the area has already been on a path of extinction.”

The eviction process started at around 10.30 am and continued till 3 pm in presence of Nayappali police. Four squads of BDA, one from BMC, two JCBs and two chain-mounted proclain machines were deployed during the eviction work.

One platoon of gents APR and one section of lady police force were deployed at the site. Nayapalli inspector-in-charge Umakanta Pradhan was present during the drive along with enforcement officials from BDA. More than 50 houses were demolished during the drive.

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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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