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Odisha Chief Minister has directed officials to remain alert and ensure strict implantation of Covid guidelines

Bhubaneswar:14/10/20: In view of ensuing festivities and onset of winter season, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed officials to remain alert and ensure strict implantation of Covid guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus.

During a weekly review meeting through video conference on corona, the Chief Minister asked the officials to intensify Covid awareness programme while citing the instance of Kerala state.

Following the Onam festival in Kerala, there has been a considerable rise in Covid cases in the State. Hence, it is necessary for the administration in Odisha not to take the situation lightly, he added.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister expressed satisfaction at the improvement in Covid’s situation and the decline of positive cases in the State.

Emphasizing on economic activity, the Chief Minister stated Odisha has been an attractive destination for investors. He advised the officials to ensure the projects take off and people get the benefit of the investment. Priorities must be given to restarting economic activities in industry, mining, construction, service, and transport sectors, the CM said, adding any kind of hindrance in attracting investment in these areas will not be tolerated. He also asked officials to emphasize on NREGA, Mission Shakti, and Jeevika Mission programmes.

Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy, who was present during the meeting, informed there has been a decline in infection rate in the State and the burden on hospitals has lessened.

Among others, Additional Chief Secretary PK Mahapatra, DGP Abhay, 5T Secretary VK Pandian, and other senior officials were present during the review meeting.

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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