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Odisha Chief Minister reviewed the implementation of 2014 poll promises at the Council of Ministers meeting

Bhubaneswar:5/3/19: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed the implementation of 2014 poll promises at the Council of Ministers meeting, probably the last one in the fourth term of his government, before the forthcoming general elections.

During the review, Naveen emphasised on his newly-launched Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme, which earned accolades from various quarters. During the last 60 days, financial assistance to the tune of Rs 1600 crore has been disbursed to more than 32 lakh small and marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers through direct benefit transfer.

Today, the chief minister transferred the financial assistance to another 4.8 lakh beneficiaries to their bank accounts. The second instalment of Rs 5000 each will be released on April 1 on Utkal Divas.

Biju Janata Dal, which was named after  Biju Patnaik, had formed its first government on March 5, 2000, which had coincided with the legendary leader’s birth anniversary. Today, the tall man’s 103rd birth anniversary was observed and on this occasion the performance of the BJD government, which is in its consecutive fourth term in office, was reviewed by the chief minister.

Naveen said he had convened the Council of Ministers meeting on the day his government came to power for the 4th term in 2014 and reviewed the implementation of the poll promises. Since then, it has become an annual affair.

Stating that his government has fulfilled almost all of the electoral promises, Naveen thanked all involved in the implementation process. “With the blessings of Lord Jagannath, I will keep on working to build New Odisha”, he said.

“We have been working uninterruptedly for the welfare and wellbeing of the people of the state”, said state’s Finance and Agriculture minister Shashi Bhusan Behera.

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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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