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Centre has sanctioned more than Rs 36 crore for conservation of tigers and elephants in Odisha

New Delhi: 14/9/20The Centre has sanctioned more than Rs 36 crore for conservation of tigers and elephants in Odisha under different schemes during 2019-21. This was informed by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan while expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Forest and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar for the allocation.

He further said the Centre provided Rs 11.19 crore and Rs 15.68 crore to the State for Satkosia Tiger Reserve and Similipal tiger sanctuary under different tiger projects.

Similarly, the Centre allocated more than Rs 9.68 crore to Odisha in 2019-21 to ensure the conservation of elephants and their habitats. The allocation also includes money for the people residing in areas close to elephant habitats in the State.

The move is expected to increase forest cover, promote national fresh air programme and create a better ecosystem and opportunities for youths in the State, the Union Minister added.

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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