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Refund of Odisha Government’s KALIA financial assistance by ineligible beneficiaries has been kept in abeyance

Bhubaneswar:9/8/20: Refund of Odisha Government’s KALIA financial assistance by ineligible beneficiaries has been kept in abeyance, official sources said today. The Director of Agriculture & Food Production has written a letter to the Chief District Agriculture Officers in this regard.

“In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation and the Kharif agricultural crop operations, it has been decided to keep the refund activities of KALIA assistance from the ineligible beneficiaries in abeyance for the present. Therefore, you are requested to inform the field extension functionaries accordingly,” the director said in the letter.

The state government had asked around 50,000 ineligible KALIA beneficiaries, who had availed financial assistance under the scheme, to refund the money.

Out of 51 lakh beneficiaries, around 50,000 were found ineligible, Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Department’s Principal Secretary Saurabh Garg had said.

 

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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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