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Odisha Chief Minister unveiled ‘Sweet Potato’ as the mascot for Krushi Odisha-2019,

Bhubaneswar:12/1/19: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today unveiled ‘Sweet Potato’ as the mascot for Krushi Odisha-2019, the annual farmers’ convention to start from January 15 here.

As Odisha stands number one in the country in terms of sweet potato production by producing 4 lakh tonnes of the edible, it has been chosen as the mascot of Krushi Odisha-2019, official sources said.

Moreover, it is rich in Vitamin-A, and is also known as a disaster relief crop which withstands both cyclone and drought, it added.

Sweet potato has religious importance as it is used in Mahaprasad of Lord Jagannath at the Srimandir in Puri, said Agriculture And Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Shashi Bhusan Behera.

Notably, Krushi Odisha-2019 will be held at the Biju Pattnaik Ground, Baramunda here from January 15 to 19 in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

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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