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Natural calamity should be included as a criteria for according Special Category Status to Odisha:Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar:16/6/19:Attending the NITI Aayog meet, Chief Minister  Naveen Patnaik  suggested that natural calamity should be included as a criteria for according Special Category Status to Odisha. CM proposed that as an interim measure states hit by major calamities should be declared as Special Focus States.

CM suggested that those states should be granted benefits of Special Category Status for a specific period as an interim measure which will help reconstruction of infrastructure & restoration of livelihoods. CM said it will not only benefit #Odisha but other states as well.

CM offered some broad suggestions for taking India to the next level of development which is inclusive & all encompassing. CM suggested revision of coal royalty from 14% to 20% of sale value, keeping in huge requirement of resources for reconstruction and development of

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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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