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High-Speed Internet Connectivity To All Blocks, GPs In Odisha project by end of May this year

Bhubaneswar:14/1/21: In view of necessity for high-speed internet for office work in blocks and Gram Panchayats, Odisha Government has set a timeline for completion of internet connectivity project by end of May this year.

The timeline was fixed at a high-level meeting held on virtual mode from Lok Seva Bhawan on Wednesday.

Reviewing the progress of Bharat Net project, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said, “At present time, internet connectivity is a basic requirement for maintaining high growth rate in rural sector. It will help the process in skill development and improve education and health services apart from empowering citizens. People can avail of various services provided through online mode. The Gram Panchayats can also be connected through video conferencing.”

At the meeting, it was decided to provide broadband connection to all government offices including schools, hospitals, banks and common services centres. The telemedicine centers and agriculture kiosks will also be provided the internet for facilitating healthcare and agri-commerce services.

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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