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Odisha Bamboo Resource Centre will be set up in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:21/3/19:As a collaborative platform to take up research, advocacy and project implementation initiatives in the bamboo sector of the state, an Odisha Bamboo Resource Centre (OBRC) will be set up here soon. A decision to this regard was taken during a one-day state level workshop organised by Sparsh Foundation of JK Paper in collaboration with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

At this workshop that focused on the bamboo sector in Odisha, leading national and regional experts deliberated upon the state of the bamboo economy and its future prospects and its associated challenges and bottlenecks.

The OBRC will be a global platform which would learn from global best practices and adopt and customise to Odisha’s local requirements, informed Prof Prafulla Dhal, the GM of JK Paper and Head of its Odisha CSR and the organiser of this workshop while speaking to the media persons.

Representatives of industry bodies like World Trade Centre Bhubaneswar and experts from corporate houses like JKPM, Dalmia, Tata Trust participated in the deliberations and stakeholder consultations.

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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