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Odisha’s economy set to grow at 8.35% in 2018-19:much ahead of the national average of 7.2%

Bhubaneswar:8/2/19:Odisha’s economy set to grow at 8.35% in 2018-19, much ahead of the national average of 7.2%. It has registered 8% growth rate for last six years, compared to the national average of 7.1% and is expected to grow in range of 8-8.5% during 2019-20.

Odisha registered sharpest decline in poverty levels in the country, lifting nearly eight million out of poverty and is only state to double farmers’ income in last decade. State Government is all set to reach its target of irrigating 10 lakh hectares of arable land.


The ₹56,921Cr OdishaBudget2019 has major allocations to KALIA for farmers, Madhu Babu Pension Yojana for pensionersBASUDHA for drinking water supply, Parvati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation project, scholarship to ST & SC students and road development programmes. It also lays special focus on healthcare through BijuSwasthyaKalyanYojana, interest subvention to farmers, infrastructure development through programmes likeBijuSetuYojana & Mukhya Mantri Sadak Yojana, electrification & development of rail projects in the state.

About Editor in chief

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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