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Odia IAS officer Dr Arabinda Kumar Padhee has been included as a member of National Advisory Panel on Agriculture-Nutrition

Bhubaneswar:3/1/20: Odia IAS officer Dr Arabinda Kumar Padhee, who is on Central deputation and heading the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has been included as a member of National Advisory Panel on Agriculture-Nutrition under Poshan Abhiyaan.

Tweeting about the development, Padhee stated that “A nutrition-sensitive agriculture & (sustainable) food system would complement efforts towards a malnutrition-free India.”

Padhee did his PhD from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). Besides, he has also got an MPA degree from University of Birmingham, UK. It is during his time as Director, Agriculture and Food Production; the Odisha Agriculture Policy was adopted.

Notably, POSHAN Abhiyaan is a multi-ministerial convergence mission with the vision to ensure attainment of malnutrition free India by 2022. The objective of POSHAN Abhiyaan to reduce stunting in identified Districts of India with the highest malnutrition burden by improving utilization of key Anganwadi Services and improving the quality of Anganwadi Services delivery. Its aim to ensure holistic development and adequate nutrition for pregnant women, mothers and children.

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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