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Odisha Chief Ministe approved the resettlement and rehabilitation package for Ekamra Kshetra Plan.

Bhubaneswar27/1/20:: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday approved the resettlement and rehabilitation package for people/institutions likely to be affected under the Ekamra Kshetra Plan.

According to a press release issued by the CM’s Office, “Under the project, interventions would be taken up in the Heritage District Area as notified in the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) — 2010 of Bhubaneswar, with the following objectives:

  • Revive and preserve the heritage value and grandeur of Lingaraj temple and its surroundings;
  • Enhance the living heritage, continuous traditions and a complete timeline of Kalinga architectural developments through strategic interventions;
  • Protect and strengthen the linkages between the area’s natural and built heritage assets;
  • Highlight the experiential value of the place for pilgrims, tourists and residents.

As part of this plan, in Phase-I, interventions would be taken up in the core area surrounding Lingaraj Temple and Bindu Sagar. This project area of about more than 65 Acres will be pedestrianised and facilities for pilgrims and tourists will be created.

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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