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Odisha govt puts collectors alert in view of rainfall forecast

Bhubaneswar:15/12/18; In view of rainfall forecast in Odisha for three days from Sunday, the state government on Saturday advised collectors to take steps accordingly.

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi, in a letter to district collectors, advised them to sensitized farmers intensively to take necessary measures to protect their crops.

“As per the latest information received from IMD, the deep depression over southeast Bay of Bengal lay centred at 08.30 am today about 440 km south east of Chennai and 890 km south east of Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh,” Sethi stated in the letter.

“It is very likely to further intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and into a severe cyclonic storm in subsequent 24 hours. It is likely to cross Andhra coast between Ongole and Kakinada on 17th December afternoon,” the letter added.

Under its influence, light to moderate rain is likely to occur at a many places over districts of south Odisha and a few places on 16th at many places over the districts of Odisha on 17th and at a few places over districts of Odisha on 18th December.

Similarly, isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada and Kalahandi on Sunday.

Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over Malakangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nuapada, Bargarh, Bolangir, Jharsuguda and Sambalpur.

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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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