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Odisha announced a redevelopment project worth Rs 200 crore for the shrine of Goddess Samaleswari

Sambalpur: 17/2/21:Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a redevelopment project worth Rs 200 crore for the shrine of Goddess Samaleswari in Sambalpur. Under the redevelopment plan, four heritage gates will be built on the four sides of the temple and other infrastructure facilities like parking slots, vending zones, toilets will be erected near the temple for the welfare of thousands of devotees and tourists who throng the shrine every day.

Apart from that, housing projects for servitors of the temple is also on the anvil while the government has also planned to construct a 30-meter-wide road to connect the temple zone with the Mahanadi bank. The road will help in the daily conduct of Mahanadi alati rituals for the presiding Goddess.

The government has also earmarked to set up a scheme under the name ‘Samaleswari Temple Area Management & Local Economy Initiatives for the development of 108 acres of area around the temple.

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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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