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Union minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi urged OdishaChief Minister to allow OMFED to resume its normal milk procurement

Bhubaneswar: 1/4/20:Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Union minister of state for MSME, fisheries, animal husbandry and dairying, urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to allow OMFED to resume its normal milk procurement from local dairy farmers.

Sarangi in his letter to Naveen said as you are aware, the ongoing lockdown measures have cascading effect on all sectors including the Dairy farmers of the State. Ever since the lockdown, the OMFED has substantially reduced its milk procurement from the local dairy farmers due to severe demand squeeze.

“The local market has also its own limitation in creating the requisite demand for milk in the prevailing situation. The dairy farmers are facing a great deal of hardship as they have to purchase fodder for their livestock and also spend on their upkeep and maintenance, while not getting the market price for their milk, In many places, they are forced to throw their milk in the open without finding any buyer,” he added.He said, as such, the local dairy farmers do not have the processing capacity to preserve milk and enhance its shelf-life.

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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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