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Odisha Chief Minister unveiled Flood Hazard Atlas for Odisha

Bhubaneswar:22/6/19:Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik unveiled Flood Hazard Atlas for Odisha aimed at creating awareness about flood-prone areas in the state. Based on flooding data from 2000-18, it will aid planning and decision-making to tackle flood situations and boost preparedness.

The atlas has been prepared through joint effort of National Remote Sensing Centre (ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation), Hyderabad & OSDMA and will enable administration to focus on areas more prone to flooding. About 14 lakh hectares of arable land is damaged by floods every year in #Odisha.

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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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