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Metro train services will be launched between twin cities of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack

Bhubaneswar:25/6/19 Metro train services will be launched between twin cities of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack, said Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal while addressing the inaugural session of the sixteenth Odisha Legislative Assembly, today.

The Puri, abode of Lord Jagannath, will be converted into a world class heritage city, Lal said in his address.

Governor Ganeshi Lal said that  the government will provide interest free crop loans to small and marginal farmers up to Rs 1 lakh.

“Our women will now get Rs 10 lakh for their treatment instead of Rs 7 lakh under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana. Every widow and destitute women will be covered by my government under social security pension,” he added.

He said the government will endeavour to create 30 lakh employment opportunities in six focus sectors and 75 per cent of jobs will be reserved for qualified local youth in all upcoming industries in Odisha.

The Governor said a Micro and Small Enterprises Welfare Board will be formed to work for the sustenance and growth of the MSME sector.

A welfare board will be formed for those engaged in traditional livelihood earning means like priests, barbers and washermen, he added.

For extension of credit at concessional rate to the eligible MSMEs, a suitable ‘interest subvention scheme’ will be introduced.

The first session of the 16th Odisha Legislative Assembly will be held in two phases. While the first phase Assembly session will be held from June 25 to July 3, the second phase will commence from July 12 to August 8.

State Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari will present the Budget for 2019-20 financial year June 28

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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