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Odisha Chief Minister distributed land records to slum dwellers under the Jaga Mission

Puri:15/11/18: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday distributed land records to slum dwellers of eight districts under the Jaga Mission at a special programme held at Talabania Indoor Stadium complex in Puri. The CM handed over Record of Rights (RoR) to slum dwellers of eight districts, including Puri, Balasore and Kendrapara. According to sources, land pattas will be provided to the highest 6,500 slums in Puri. As many as 187 slums out of 594 beneficiaries in Kendrapara were provided land records today. Each family was allotted minimum 331 square feet land for construction a house.

The Jaga Mission aims to provide property rights to around 18 lakh people living in the urban slums of all the municipalities and NACs in the state. The State Government has allocated Rs 100 crore for the programme during the 2018-19 financial year. Under the programme, eligible beneficiaries will also get facilities like housing, drinking water, LED lights, toilets, etc.

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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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