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Odisha Government has approved Medicine kits for children to be supplied to anganwadi centres

Bhubaneswar:198/1/19: In another step towards qualitative improvement in integrated child development services, Odisha Government has approved enhanced Annual Programme Implementation Plan (APIP) of Rs 2584.38 crore for the year 2019-20.

This was approved in the State Empowered Committee Meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi in secretariat conference hall today wherein Principal Secretary Women & Child Development Anu Garg outlined the issues for discussion.

While giving nod to the proposed APIP, Padhi directed the department to make the Anganwadi Centers more aspirational and attractive for the students. Padhi directed officials to have appropriate site selection for construction of AWCs close to the village and habitation.

The Chief Secretary also directed officials to supply LPG connection and refill to more and more AWCs and saturate all in phased manner. It was further decided to supply medicine kits to all the AWCs which would contain general medicine and vitamins for children.

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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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