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Congress will waive all farm loans and extend financial assistance to farmers if the party comes to power

Bhubaneswar:12/12/18: Congress will waive all farm loans and extend financial assistance to farmers in the State for five years if the party comes to power in 2019, said Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik after attending the first meeting of the party’s poll manifesto committee here today.

Speaking to mediapersons, Patnaik said waiving of loans will not solve all the problems of farmers. Hence, the party has decided to provide solar pumps to help farmers with irrigation along with financial assistance for five years.

“We would also extend financial support to the farmers continuously for for five years.With irrigation facility round the year, farmers will be able to produce additional crops that would stabilize their financial position. They will not borrow loans further,” said Patnaik.

The PCC Chief also said that the monthly old-age pension will be increased from Rs 300 to Rs 1000 if Congress voted to power in the State in 2019 elections.

On Mahanadi water issue, Patnaik said “Unlike BJD, we would present the grievances on behalf of the State before Chhattisgarh Government and the Centre. A solution would surely come out after that.”

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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