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First meeting of the House Committee to look into the aspects of environmental pollution held

Bhubaneswar26/8/19:: The first meeting of the House Committee to look into the aspects of environmental pollution in the state was held today.

The meeting was held in Room No-54 of OLA under the Chairmanship of Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro. The Committee had a preliminary discussion about its future plan and programme.

Mona Sharma, Principal Secretary, forest & Environment, Sandeep Tripathy, PCCF, Dr K. Murugeson, Director, Environment-cum-special Secretary, Debidutta Biswal, Member Secretary, State Pollution Control Board apprised the Committee on the activities of the Department with special focus on pollution control.

The discussion revolved around the protection of the environment, climatic change, steps taken by ULBs and PR & DW Department for disposal of waste management, prevention, control or abatement of pollution and enforcing the environmental laws. The members raised issues ranging from pollution in mining areas, rivers and Chilika lake.The officials informed that the State Pollution Control Board was constituted in July, 1983 and was entrusted with the responsibilities of implementing the environmental acts. The Fly Ash Resource Centre has been set up in the State Pollution Control Board for management and utilization of fly ash in the state. Initiatives have been taken to facilitate bulk utilization of other industrial solid wastes. The bedded health care establishment have been brought under the consent administration.

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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