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Odisha chief minister inagurate ‘Rising Odisha Conclave’ in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The narrative around Odisha has changed. This is a Rising Odisha which competes with the best performing States of India, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while attending the ‘Rising Odisha Conclave’ in Bhubaneswar today.

Naveen said, some two decades ago, Odisha was in the National Scenario mostly for all the wrong reasons. Once know as a rice deficit State, Odisha is now a net supplier of rice and one of the major contributors to the National Public Distribution System.

“Our focus on agriculture value chains aim to unlock the rich potential Odisha has. We are the only State that has doubled farmers’ income with continued focus on irrigation and technology adoption,” said the Chief Minister.


Today, the State is considered as the Steel Capital of India, a major higher education hub and the new Sports Hub of the country. The crestfallen city of Bhubaneswar in 1999 is now the Smart City Number One and is going to host the greatest sporting event in hockey, the Men’s Hockey World Cup, opined Naveen.

Odisha has emerged as a role model for others to follow said the Chief Minister adding, “A truly rising Odisha is one that ensures a great opportunity for its future generations. It must be a hope that is bigger and better than what we inherited.”

Declaring that a Rising Odisha must be built on a sustainable Odisha, Patnaik said how the development programmes supported by a clean and smart governance mechanism have turned around the story of the State.


Apart from food, shelter and health security programmes, empowerment initiatives for women, farmers, youth and workers have created sense of security among the people.

Odisha is continuously surpassing the national growth rate and it has been ranked as a champion State in exports.


The CM also felicitated noted sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra, sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik, social worker Tulasi Munda and hockey star Lazarus Barla in the event organised by News18 Odia.

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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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