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Odisha Chief Minister urged the DM to implement MGNREGS and other livelihood activities

Bhubaneswar16/9/20:: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said while the enforcement activities throughout the State is encouraging, but the feedback from the Twin City of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack is not up to mark. He urged the Police DG to directly look into this and do the needful as being done throughout the State.

Patnaik has urged the District Collectors to implement MGNREGS and other livelihood activities to boost the rural economy.

In a review meeting through video conferencing on Wednesday, Patnaik said such programmes must be scaled up like never before and be closely monitored. The Chief Minister said the rural economy is slowing down and added that it is imperative to pump in funds to rural households to save it from disaster.

The MSME and other Industrial activities should be fully supported to reach pre-COVID levels, he said.

He further urged that fisheries, animal husbandry, horticulture, soil conservation, forestry and agriculture interventions as announced in the livelihood package should be followed up as a top priority. Credit flow to farmers, Mission Shakti, Self Help Groups, MSME, and weavers must be closely followed up, Patnaik added.

The Chief Minister said the Collectors must ensure scaled up activities in livelihood sectors coupled with increased fund flow. This is the only way by which we can protect Rural Odisha particularly poor people from the impact of the economic slowdown.

He said the last quarter economic growth of the country is minus 23 percent. Let us not allow people to be affected by this, Patnaik added.

The Chief Minister expressed his happiness that over 1.25 lakh persons have recovered from coronavirus and said he would like to appreciate the efforts of health functionaries and COVID Warriors for their efforts. Over one lakh have recovered in the past five weeks itself.

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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