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Odisha Chief Minister urges the Center’s for improving railway, banking and telecom networks in the Maoist-infested areas

Newdelhi26/8/19:: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday sought the Centre’s cooperation in improving railway, banking and telecom networks in the Maoist-infested areas of the state.

Patnaik put forth the demands during the inter-state council meeting on anti-Maoist operations in Delhi. The meeting was presided over by union home minister Amit Shah.

Speaking to the mediapersons after the meeting, Patnaik said, “I have demanded that the Left- Wing Extremists (LWE) infested areas of the state get better rail connectivity, telecom networks and banking facilities.”

He said that the state government is willing to provide land free of cost and also bear half of the project cost of the railway projects connecting two Maoist disturbed districts of Malkangiri and Nabarangpur.

“I hope the Centre would comply to my demands,” the Odisha CM said.

Among others, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, UP CM Yogi Adityanath and Jharkhand CM Raghubhar Das were present at the meeting

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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