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Odisha Cabinet meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister took 17 major decisions

Bhubaneswar:18/11/22: State Cabinet meeting held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took 17 major decisions today pertaining to the departments of Odia Language, Literature and Culture; Skill development and Technical education; Women and child development; Agriculture and farmers’ empowerment; General administration and public grievances; Parliamentary affairs; Planning and convergence; and Water resources.

The major decisions included approval of Odisha State policy for Children aimed at furthering children’s right to survival, protection, physical health, mental health, education, participation and other milestones required for their optimal development and overall well-being; and, Crop diversification programme aimed at the revival of soil health, increase in microfauna and production of high-value cash crops. The maintenance and improvement of the assets in Govt and Govt aided higher secondary schools, community health centres ( CHCs), Sub-divisional health centres ( SDHs), and District Headquarters Hospitals, Odisha Adarhsa Vidyalayas ( OAVs) through the departments of Works and Rural Development also received cabinet nod.  The historic Odisha State Port Policy-2022 envisages holistic development of the maritime eco-system in Odisha, promotion of private sector development in the maritime sector with the idea of #Kalingadvantage , and creation of employment opportunities for youths of Odisha also received Cabinet approval.

Preceding the Cabinet, a meeting of the State Council of Ministers was also held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra along with Development Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena also detailed the decisions of the State Council of Ministers and Cabinet held today.

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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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