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Odisha Fire Service personnel have rescued 810 persons from flood-affected regions in the state

Cuttack:30/8/20: Odisha Fire Service personnel have rescued 810 persons including a pregnant woman and sick person from flood-affected regions in the state.

Minister of State, Energy, Industries Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Home Dibyasankar Mishra visited different fire stations of Kendrapara district and reviewed the preparedness and deployment of the rescue teams in different areas of the district.

Dr. Satyajit Mohanty, DG of Police, Fire Service, Home Guards & Civil Defence had asked the officials to closely monitor the flood situation in Mahanadi basin and mobilised necessary manpower and logistics for rescue and evacuation of the affected people.

As many as 14 rescue teams with powerboats were deployed in Jajpur district to carry out rescue and relief operations effectively. In addition to this, 12 teams each with powerboats were deployed in Kendrapara and Bhadrak district for rescue and relief operations.

The authorities have asked seven teams of Puri district to remain on standby for any eventuality.  Twelve teams are kept on standby at Odisha Fire and Disaster Response Institute, Naraj for immediate deployment.

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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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