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Total number of 12,649 projects estimated around Rs 8074 cr have been taken up under District Mineral Fund

Bhubaneswar: 10/9/19:A total number of 12,649 projects estimated around Rs 8074 cr have been taken up under District Mineral Fund (DMF) in various districts by end of July 2019.

This was known from a high-level review committee held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy in Lok Seva Bhawan here today.

Reviewing the progress of the projects, Tripathy directed concerned departments to prepare a five-year perspective action plan indicating the projects under DMF and advise the district Trusts to prioritise the works as per their local need. Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra advised the departments to identify the critical gaps in ongoing programmes and plans and reflect those in the perspective plan.

Further, the Chief Secretary directed the departments of Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Rural Development, Water Resources and Works to deploy more technical manpower at the ground level through outsourcing for expeditious implementation of the projects. It is pertinent to mention here that the majority of the projects sanctioned under DMF are within the orbit of these departments. Chief Secretary directed to enhance the financial sanctioning power of the Superintending Engineers from Rs 4 cr to Rs 10 cr for quick sanction of the projects.

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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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