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Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government disbursed money to 33 lakh more eligible farmers under KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar:29/5/19: The Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government today disbursed money to 33 lakh more eligible farmers under Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme through direct benefit transfer (DBT), on the first day it assumed office.

“As part of our commitment to farmers, today in our first Cabinet meeting, the target of KALIA beneficiaries has been increased to 75 lakh farm families. This is 33 lakh more than the existing 42 lakh families. Fund release starts from today with immediate effect and about 25 lakh additional families will be assisted in a week’s time,” Naveen Patnaik told media in a breefing at state secretariat.

He further said: “In a historic initiative towards economic empowerment of women the Cabinet in its first meeting approved thousand crores worth of Government business to be done by Women SHGs through Mission Shakti. Forty different types of activities such as paddy procurement, uniforms for children, hospital diet and mosquito nets, Mid Day Meal will be part of this in the first phase.”

With these two resolutions the promise I had made about KALIA and Mission Shakti to be implemented on the day we assume office, is honoured, he added.

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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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