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Naveen Patnaik ordered cancellation of setting up of a proposed beer factory in Jhinkargadi forest

Bhubaneswar16/11/18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday ordered cancellation of setting up of a proposed beer factory in Jhinkargadi forest of Balarampur village in Dhenkanal district.

The decision was made after receiving the report of the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Patnaik informed media persons today.

yesterday, the Odisha CM had stopped felling of trees in the area and directed the concerned RDC to probe into the incident.

The announcement of cancelling the brewery unit at the site comes as a big relief to the locals, who have been opposing the proposed project, for which the district administration felled nearly 500 sal trees.

About 12 acres of the land was allotted for the brewery unit, to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 102 crore. Out of the 12 acres of land, five acres has a forest of sal trees.

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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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