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Odisha received two prestigious national level fisheries awards on the occasion of ‘World Fisheries Day’

Bhubaneswar:21/11/20 Odisha achieved another milestone in the field of fisheries and aquaculture as the State received two prestigious national level fisheries awards on the occasion of ‘World Fisheries Day’ during an event organised today in New Delhi.

The State bagged the “Best Marine State” award and Kalahandi district received the “Best District” Award” in Inland fisheries sector.

The awards were presented by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Giriraj Singh in presence of Minister of State Pratap Chandra Sarangi and Sanjeev Kumar Balyan along with dignitaries from Government of India.

While the ‘Best Marine State’ award carries a financial incentive of Rs.10.00 lakh, the ‘Best Inland District’ award for Kalahandi District carries a financial incentive of Rs.3.00 lakh.

Expressing pleasure over the achievements, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in his message stated that Odisha is committed to being a pioneer State in fish production to ensure food security and boost livelihood. He congratulated the Fisheries & Animal Resources Development Department and Kalahandi District Administration for receiving the awards.

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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