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Odisha Government approved as many as 22 major proposals

Bhubaneswar:298/5/20: As Odisha continues to tackle COVID-19 crisis, the State cabinet on Friday approved as many as 22 major proposals for the larger benefit of women, migrants and farmers of the State.

In a press briefing today, Chief Secretary, Asit Tripathy said, Rs 17000 crore will be spent between June 2020 and March 2021 for livelihood of migrant workers on a war footing. All tourism projects including hotels, restaurants will get land from IDCO. One of South Odisha’s prominent industries, Aska Co-operative Sugar Industries Ltd was given a guarantee of Rs 15 crore to avail cash credit loan. Aska Co-op Central Bank had already drawn the amount. Cabinet today gave post facto nod, informed Tripathy.

Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) was transferred to State Energy department for better management of renewable sources of power to draw better projects and investments in the State. In a major boost for farmers, contract farming to be encouraged. Services it will cover include production, post-harvest, marketing. It will help agricultural entrepreneurs aggregate produce in a better manner. New investment in agriculture will be a win-win situation for farmers. State Cabinet approved a proposal for setting up a permanent NDRF company headquarters on 3.50 acre land at Hidigaon in Balasore district.

State Cabinet granted permission to allow workers to work for 115 hours of overtime in 3 months. Similarly, women workers can now be engaged in all small and large scale industries. Odisha govt finalised detail guidelines for their safety and security during night hours. In another major proposal cleared in the cabinet, Odisha government approved establishment of a medical park in Dhenkanal and a textile park at Dhamara in Bhadrak.

Similarly, the Council of Ministers today passed a resolution acknowledging the service rendered by nurses, doctors, ASHA & Anganwadi workers, ULBs, and Panchayati Raj Department in their fight against Coronavirus.

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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