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Odisha Chief Minister sanctioned Rs 60 lakh CMRF for stray animals in distress during the lockdown

Bhubaneswar:9/5/21: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today sanctioned Rs 60 lakh from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for stray animals in distress during the lockdown.

The stray animals and birds are facing a crisis of food amid lockdown triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Taking the situation into consideration the Odisha CM sanctioned the funds which will be directed to 5 municipal corporations, 48 municipalities, and 61 notified area councils.

The money will be utilised by the civic bodies to feed stray animals and birds by engaging NGOs and social organisations.

According to reports, BMC can spend Rs 20,000, CMC, Sambalpur, Berhampur, and Rourkela municipal corporations Rs 10,000, Municipalities Rs 5,000 and NACs Rs 2,000, daily to feed the animals and birds.

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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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