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Govt of India Releases Rs 500 Cr Advance Assistance To Amphan-Hit Odisha

Bhubaneswar:23/5/20: Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aerial survey of extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan-affected districts in Odisha and announcement of Rs 500 crore advance assistance for the State, the Ministry of Home Affairs released the assistance amount. This was informed by Odisha Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena in a tweet today.

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“MHA released Rs 500Crore to Odisha Govt in less than 24hours of Hon’ble PM @PMOIndia @narendramodi announcement in Bhubaneswar 4 #CycloneAmaphan. We thank @PMOIndia, @narendramodi & MHA for such speed in releasing the Fund,” Jena wrote in the tweet.

After undertaking an aerial survey of the Amphan-affected areas in Odisha yesterday, the Prime Minister announced the Rs 500 crore relief for the State. He informed a Central team would soon visit the State to assess the damages caused by the extremely severe cyclonic storm and additional assistance will be released thereafter.

Modi praised Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his team for the effective management of the situation due to Amphan.

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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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