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AAn 11-member Inter-Ministerial Team left for the cyclone-hit coastal districts of Puri and Khurda

Bhubaneswar:13/5/19: An 11-member Inter-Ministerial Team left for the cyclone-hit coastal districts of Puri and Khurda on Monday to assess the extent of damage rendered by the devastating cyclonic storm, Fani, on May 3.

Earlier in the day, the team led by additional secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Vivek Bharadwaj, held a meeting with Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethy, BMC commissioner Krishan Kumar and other senior officials at a hotel in the city here.

The team later divided into two groups and went to the affected areas in Puri and Khurda districts. On May 14, a team will visit the remaining affected areas of Puri district and the other team will visit Cuttack district.

After winding up its visit to the three aforesaid districts, the team will visit the affected areas under Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on May 15. Later, it will hold a meeting with chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at the state Secretariat at 11am.

The team will return to New Delhi in the afternoon and submit its report to the Centre.

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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