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Odisha Chief Minister reviewed the flood situation over video conference

Bhubaneswar:10/9/18:Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik reviewed the flood situation over video conference with District Collectors and sanctioned Gratuitous Relief at ₹60 per day for adults and ₹45 per day for children below 12 years of age in the flood affected Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapara districts. He directed expeditious damage assessment and availing of crucial services such as healthcare and drinking water supply in the affected areas.

About 7.5 lakh people in four Municipalities and 903 villages in 17 blocks of the three districts are affected by heavy precipitation and floods and 50,000 hectares of arable land have been damaged. 40,000 people have been rescued and moved to shelters where they are being served hot cooked meals. More than 90 metric tonnes of cow feed has also been provided in these areas.

User fees for treatment and vaccination of animals is exempted for flood and heavy rain affected blocks in the three districts.

About Ashok Palit

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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