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Odisha Government’s Inter-Ministerial Committee was held at the State Secretariat

Bhubaneswar:29/11/18: The first ever meeting of Odisha Government’s Inter-Ministerial Committee was held at the State Secretariat here today chaired by Finance Minister Shashi Bhusan Behera. It has been formed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to discuss on Price, Prestige & Pension being demanded by the agitating farmers since long.

Informing media, the Finance Minister said that the next Inter-Ministerial Committee meeting will be held on December 7 to whch more and more organizations of the farmers and agricultural experts will be invited to participate in the deliberations. It would be the first such extended meeting on farmers’ issues.

Besides the Finance Minister, Food Supplies and Cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro, Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Pradeep Maharathy and other departmental heads were also present.

In his media reactions soon after the important meeting, the Finance Minister said, “The issue is very vast and it is only the first meeting. In this context, it would be more justified if suggestions are invited from the several organizations and associations of the farmers. Not only Nabanirman Krushak Sangathan, but also their other associations across the State will be invited for valuable suggestions.”

“The next meeting has been slated on December 7 to which the farmers’ associations and experts will be invited,” he informed.

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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