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Naveen Patnaik discussed on various issues relating to Coal and Mining Sectors with Union Minister, Coal and Mines

Bhubaneswar8/11/19:: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Minister, Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi, on Friday discussed on various issues relating to Coal and Mining Sectors in Odisha.

During the meeting, Chief Minister reiterated the demands of the State Government that the rates of royalty should be increased and the State Government should get a share from the cess collected on coal by the Central Government.

Non-coal bearing areas to be denotified and in the notified areas comprehensive development should be taken up by MCL. Quick implementation of the decisions of the RPDAC by the MCL authorities was stressed in the meeting. Union Minister agreed to the need for comprehensive development of the coal mining areas with a joint concerted effort. Law and order and R&R issues of coal mining areas were also discussed in the meeting.

Among others, Prafulla Kumar Mallik, Minister, Steel & Mines, Odisha, and senior officials of the Central Government and State Government were present in the meeting.

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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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