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Odisha Government set the target to provide high-speed internet connectivity to all gram panchayats

Bhubaneswar:6/10/20: The Odisha Government set the target to provide high-speed internet connectivity to all gram panchayats in the State in phases by April 2021. This was decided during the State-Level Implementation Committee meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy over digital mode from Lokseva Bhawan today.

Reviewing the progress made so far, the Chief Secretary directed officials to expedite the implementation of the Phase-II Bharat Net programme and provide connectivity to all GPs by April 2021.

He said, “The digital infrastructure will be an enabler of growth and development in the State”. A roadmap was set to give a phase-wise connection to the GPs and complete the entire process by coming April.

The Chief Secretary also directed to give Wi-Fi connectivity at the main activity points of the GPs. All Government offices including the schools, hospitals, and banks can also access the connectivity.

The Chief Secretary asked officials to ensure high bandwidth and quality connectivity in all GPs. He directed the Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water department to operationalise the internet points at the GPs as and when the connections are available.

Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mohapatra advised to put in place a definite proactive system for regular maintenance and upkeep of the infrastructure including cables for ensuring uninterrupted connectivity.

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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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