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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik demanded to double allocation for East

Bhubaneswar: 28/2/20: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today demanded to double allocation for East so that it catches up with the rest of country. The demand was put forth by Patnaik at the Eastern Zonal Council meeting here today.

Patnaik  spoke on issues  on behalf of the entire eastern region.

“Zonal councils prime objective is National Integration. In my view Integration has to be Financial, Infrastructural and Technological, so that it strengthens emotional integration,” Patnaik said.


Stating that the entire East lags in Tele-density, Railway density, and Banking Density, Patnaik demanded double the allotment for East so that it catches up with the rest of country

“East contributes to mineral and Energy security of the country. The fruits of these sectors should come to People,” he said.

East has maximum scheduled araes. It’s important to include Ho, Mundari and Bhumuji in 8th schedule of the Constitution, he added.

Odisha faces maximum vulnerability to disasters in the country and therefore it deserves special focus state to face disasters more effectively, Patnaik concluded.

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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