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Redevelopment of Swargadwar constitutes an important part of the 5T initiative

Puri:24/10/20 Secretary to the Chief Minister (5T ) VK Pandian today visited Puri and reviewed the progress of development of Swargadwar and ‘Gosala’ for stray cattle and rehabilitation of beggars.

After Cyclone FANI devastated Puri city, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced his commitment to developing Puri as a World Heritage city.

The redevelopment of Swargadwar constitutes an important part of the 5T initiative.

An official said accordingly the work has started with funding from CMRF. The redevelopment work will be completed by next March.

As an interim measure shed and other facilities are being provided to people visiting Swargadwar for the cremation of their relatives.

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To make the ‘Badadanada’ clean the stray cattle have also been shifted to Gosalas. As many as 700 cattle have been shifted from Badadanda to Gosalas and another 400 will be shifted in the next one month. Funding for the next five years for feed and maintenance has been tied up from CMRF.

Similarly, steps have also been taken for the rehabilitation of beggars so that they can lead a respectful life. In the meantime, 500 beggars have been rescued from Badadanda and rehabilitated in various institutions. Out of the rescued 150 have been traced and reunited with their families. The funding is being met from the State Government.

Also, Pandian visited Banki Muhana and Puri blue flag beach.

During the review, the Puri Collector, the Commissioners of BMC and Cuttack Municipal Corporation were also present.

The BMC and the CMC will also take up shifting of stray cattle and rehabilitate in Gosalas of their respective areas. They will also start rehabilitation work of beggars in their areas .

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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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