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Odisha government is committed to the overall development and welfare of construction workers:Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: 2/3/20:The Odisha government is committed to the overall development and welfare of construction workers, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today.

Inaugurating the state-level observance of ‘Nirman Shramik Seva Saptah-2020′ here at the Swadhinata Sangrami Ground, the Odisha CM praised construction workers for their sacrifice and hard work which has boosted construction and development in the State.

Naveen pointed out that the State government has implemented various schemes/programmes for social security and welfare of unorganized workers, migrant labourers and construction workers.

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“Around 30 lakh construction workers have been registered with the Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board (OB&OCWWB) and over Rs. 1,500 crores has been disbursed towards their assistance. Besides, 22,000 construction workers have been provided with pucca houses,” the Chief Minister stated.

On the occasion, the CM handed over cheques to five beneficiaries under the Labour Welfare Fund

Among others, Minister Susanta Singh, OB&OCWWB chairman Subash Singh, Additional Chief secretary Mona Sharma and Member Secretary N Thirumala spoke on the occasion. Over 6,000 construction workers from different districts, leaders of various workers’ unions and senior government officials attended the event.

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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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