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Odisha as a lead performer in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Bhubaneswar:12/2/20: In another applaud to Odisha as a lead performer in many developmental interventions, State now strides ahead of national average in many indicators of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). This was known from the Governing Body meeting of MGNREGS Society held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy in Lok Seva Bhawan wherein Principal Secretary Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Deo Ranjan Kumar Singh outlined the issues for discussion.

Reviewing the progress of MGNRGES projects in different districts, the Chief Secretary directed the departments to take up more need-based projects in convergence with MGNREGS. It was decided to take up more projects in sectors like agriculture, horticulture, rural housing, land development, rural sanitation, plantation, seedling raising, rural parks, livelihood enhancement, water harvesting, pond development, etc. Chief Secretary directed the concerned departments to keep ready a shelf of innovative projects as per the need of the local community in consultation with the Panchayati Raj department. Tripathy also directed to take up child-friendly interventions in Anganwadi Centers and development of land given under the Forest Rights Act in convergence with MGNREGS.

About Editor in chief

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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