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BJD President slammed the BJP-led government for ‘hatching a conspiracy to destroy the ecosystem of Chilika lake’

Puri:19/4/19: Odisha Chief Minister and BJD President Naveen Patnaik on Friday slammed the BJP-led government for ‘hatching a conspiracy to destroy the ecosystem of Chilika lake’.

While addressing a poll rally at Banapur under Puri parliamentary constituency, Patnaik said “Chilika is our pride. It is providing livelihood to thousands of fishermen. The central government had hatched a conspiracy to destroy the Chilika lake”.

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The centre is trying to play with the livelihood of fisher folks. I will not allow it to happen, he said.

The centre is trying to stop Kalia direct cash transfer scheme for the farmers. As long as I am alive, nobody can stop this scheme, he said while seeking votes for BJD.

Chilika, country’s largest brackish lake along the east-coast, is one of the hotspot of biodiversity and shelters a number of endangered species listed in the IUCN red list of threatened species. The highly productive eco-system of the lake with its rich fishery resources sustains the livelihood of thousands of fisher folk who live in and around the Lake.

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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