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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a Statewide Animal Helpline

Bhubaneswar:7/6/22:In In a bid to provide emergency healthcare services to stray and destitute animals, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched a Statewide Animal Helpline. The helpline with a toll-free number 1962 will function round-the-clock and is expected to come to the rescue of stray animals in distress.

Apart from this, Patnaik also launched tele-veterinary services. The services will provide livestock healthcare and animal husbandry advisory services to farmers and pet owners over phone.

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As per official sources, people can avail the service from 10 am to 5:30 pm by dialing 1962 or 155333 toll-free numbers. Similarly, Fisheries & Animal Resources Mapping System (FARMS) has also been launched today.

Through this Web-GIS platform, one can get information on all the assets created in beneficiary-oriented schemes under F&ARD dept. through satellite images by remote sensing.

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An MoU has been signed between F&ARD Dept., Odisha government and BAIF Livelihoods for deployment of 1500 trained youths in the state to provide artificial insemination and basic animal health care services.The programme was coordinated by Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian. Among others, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, Development Commissioner PK Jena Fisheries, Agriculture Production Commissioner Sanjeev Chopra and ARD Secretary R Raghuprasad were present.

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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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