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Odisha Sand Policy-2021 Gets Cabinet Approval

Bhubaneswar:27/8/21: In order to ensure sustainable mining of sand, the government have decided to implement the Odisha Sand Policy-2021 in the State. The proposal was approved in the State Cabinet meeting held today.

Salient features of the Odisha Sand Policy-2021are Demand -Supply Estimation, Identification of sources, DGPS survey of sand sairat sources, Auction of sand mining rights, Mining Plan (MP), Environment Clearance (EC) and other statutory clearance, Quarrying operation, Inter-State transportation of sand and Monitoring & Enforcement.

This policy is in accordance with the environmental regulations, to ensure adequate supply of sand for developmental and welfare projects, private construction works, to prevent the scope of illegal mining of sand, and to ensure a robust monitoring mechanism for sand mining with use of IT-based regulation of the sand mining from identification of source to final end-users.

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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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