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Centre approved additional assistance of Rs 1023.59 crore to Odisha for restoration works affected by cyclone Titli.

Bhubaneswar: 17/12/18:The Centre on Monday approved additional assistance of Rs 1023.59 crore to Odisha for undertaking the repair and restoration works in districts affected by cyclone Titli.

The financial assistance from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) was approved by the High-Level Committee (HLC) chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The committee also approved additional assistance of Rs 268.63 crore to Tripura.

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The meeting of the HLC was held in Delhi today to consider the additional Central Assistance to these two states, which were affected by cyclone Titli and floods & landslides during the recent months.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of the Ministries of Home Affairs, Finance and Agriculture were present in the meeting.

Notably, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on December 13 had urged the Centre for the immediate release of financial assistance of Rs 2023.13 crore against the total requirement of Rs 2779.32 crore for relief and restoration measures in districts affected by cyclone Titli.

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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