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179 puja committees are engaged to combat coronavirus in the Silver City.

Cuttack:27/6/20: Principal Secretary of Agriculture & Farmers Empowerment and Covid-19 observer for Cuttack, Saurabh Garg said 179 puja committees are engaged to combat coronavirus in the Silver City.

Garg said the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has formed 59 ward committees for such management.

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Garg said that the CMC has also sought the cooperation of 179 puja committees and local area committees for combating the virus.

He said as many as 10 Rapid Response Teams have been constituted and each team is either being lead by an MBBS doctor or AYUSH doctor.

Garg said as many as 34 persons have been infected with the virus in the CMC area and so far while 21 of them have recovered. One person has died and the number of active cases stands at 12, he added.

Also, CMC Commissioner Ananya Das informed that of 5101 returnees, 3892 have completed home quarantine while 949 were kept in institutional quarantine. She said about 260 opted for paid quarantine.

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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