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Supplementary budget of Odisha Panchayati Raj dept passed

Bhubaneswar:28/11/20 The supplementary budget relating to Panchayati Raj department worth Rs 2252.84 crore was passed in the Odisha Assembly today.

In his reply to the debate on the budgetary grant of demand relating to the department, Panchayati Raj Minister Pratap Jena told the Assembly that provision has been made in the budget for construction of 6.89 lakh pucca houses at a cost of Rs 3,962 core during the current year. So far 2.15 lakh houses have been completed.

A proposal of another Rs 1514 crore has been made by the Central government to fulfill the target.

Similarly, the state government has spent Rs 1198.02 crore (around 80% of the budget) under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) 2020-21. A supplementary budget of 700 crore has been proposed due to an increase of labour estimate from  Rs 14.50 cr to 20 crore for the districts abundant in migrant laborers.

The state government has provided a supplementary budget of Rs 8.91 crore for Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana- National Rural Livelihood Mission for the finance year. Also, the government has made a provision of Rs 18.40 crore for Balangir and Puri district under Ama Gaon Ama Bikash, he said.

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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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