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Cuttack district has the highest number of beggars in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: 15/2/20:Odisha government so far has identified as 5950 beggars in the state, informed Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities minister, Ashok Chandra Panda in the state assembly.

As per official statistics, Cuttack district has the highest number of beggars with 1060 followed by Ganjam and Mayurbhanj which have 545 and 485 beggars respectively. Similarly, Deogarh has only 3 beggars, the lowest in the state.

Replying to the question of MLA Souvic Biswal in the assembly, the minister said that the government has introduced a scheme called ‘Sahaya’ to rehabilitate and to provide self-employment to the beggars in the state.

According to Census 2011, Odisha has total 6550 beggars (3850 male and 2700 female) which is second highest in the country after West Bengal’s 13,728. Odisha has more beggars than that in Uttar Pradesh (6003) and Bihar (5276), the Census report said.

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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