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Odisha government announced Rs 5 crore for the periphery development of Lingaraj Temple

Bhubaneswar:28/12/19 Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced Rs 5 crore for the periphery development of Lingaraj Temple here.

Significantly, the announcement came after the administration carried out a massive demolition exercise around the boundary wall of Lingaraj Temple to free the premises from encroachment.

The development programme, Ekamra Kshetra Yojana, will be launched on 66 acres of land. Under the project, a new building will be constructed for Ekamra Exhibition Bhajan Mandap and a research centre will be set up near Lingaraj entry plaza.

As many as nine projects such as restoration of Bindusagar and other heritage tanks, modern parking facilities and development of Mukteswar and Kedargouri temples will be initiated under the programme.

Earlier, the government has also announced Rs 30000 cash assistance for evicted vendors along with allotment of shops in vending zones. Besides, the government has also decided to relocate the Shree Lingaraj police station and the office of the Lingaraj Temple Trust Board.

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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