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218 identified Transgender Persons in Odisha have received financial assistance of Rs. 1500 each

Newdelhi:11/8/21:In order to assist the Transgender persons who lost livelihood during the lockdowns due to the pandemic, assistance of Rs.1,500 was provided through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to 5,711 Persons during the first lockdown and to 5,938 persons in the second wave. State-wise details are at Annexure-1 & 2.

This was one-time measure in order to support those transgender persons, who lost their livelihoods during the pandemic.



S. No. State/UT No. of Beneficiaries
1. Andhra Pradesh 118
2. Arunachal Pradesh 31
3. Assam 10
4. Bihar 165
5. Chhattisgarh 624
6. Goa 31
7. Gujarat 150
8. Haryana 52
9. Himachal Pradesh 2
10. Jammu & Kashmir 8
11. Jharkhand 86
12. Karnataka 561
13. Kerala 172
14. Madhya Pradesh 47
15. Maharashtra 510
16. Manipur 189
17. Meghalaya 2
18. Mizoram 8
19. Nagaland 5
20. Odisha 218
21. Punjab 216
22. Rajasthan 215
23. Sikkim 1
24. Tamil Nadu 1,036
25. Telangana 37
26. Tripura 1
27. Uttar Pradesh 119
28. Uttarakhand 7
29. West Bengal 814
30. Chandigarh 17
31. Delhi 158
32. Lakshadweep 44
33. Puducherry 57
Total 5,711

This information was given by The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri. A. Narayanaswamy in the Rajya  Sabha in a written reply.

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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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