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Odisha government constituted an inter-ministerial committee to look into the farmers Demand

Bhubaneswar:5/11/18: After the farmers intensified protests demanding price, prestige and pension in Odisha, the State government today constituted an inter-ministerial committee to look into their demands.

The committee headed by Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera will prepare terms of reference to discuss the demands raised by the farmers.

The three-member inter-ministerial panel is also comprised of Agriculture & Panchayatiraj Minister Pradeep Moharathy and Cooperative Minister Surjya Narayan Patro as the members.

An inter-ministerial committee under the chairmanship of Finance Minister has been constituted today to consider interests of farmers and look into their demands, said Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera.

Meanwhile, the farmers advancing towards the State capital on the NH 16 to attend a mega convention at Lower PMG clashed with the security personnel at Tamando on outskirts of Bhubaneswar today.

Despite Sec 144 clamped at Tamando, hundreds of farmers broke the police cordon to enter to Bhubaneswar for the event.

Several protestors were taken into preventive custody following farmers-police face-off.

On the other hand, the farmers approaching Bhubaneswar were restricted for entry at Hansapal area on outskirts of the city.

Notably, the farmers moved towards Bhubaneswar on a call by the farmers’ wing Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan to attend a mega convention at Lower PMG scheduled today to put pressure on the government to meet their demands.

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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