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Odisha Cabinet passed a proposal to include Saora language in the 8″ schedule of Constitution of India

Bhubaneswar21/6/23: Odisha Cabinet today passed a proposal to include Saora language in the 8″ schedule of Constitution of India.

Odisha Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recommended the proposal for Inclusion of Saora language in the 8′ schedule of Constitution.

The move will benefits to the Saora tribe of Odisha.

It will help in the preservation, promotion, propagation of the Saora language and culture. Activities such as publication, creation of content and recognition will get momentum. Similarly, it will help create an eco-system to facilitate research & Studies anchored around preservation, promotion and propagation of Saora Language.

More than five Lakh Saora speaking Indigeneous people will be benefitted with this decision.

The State Government decided for sanction of lease of land in Ramachandrapur under Rayagada Tahasil of Rayagada district in favour of the Maa Majhighariani Temple Management Trust for development of infrastructure. However, Maa Majhighariani Temple Management Trust will have to pay the nominal annual ground rent of Rs.100 per acre and annual cess at 75% of the ground rent for such lease.

The Cabinet also approved policy fixing nominal annual ground rent of ₹100/acre & 75% cess of ground rent in respect to Govt land leased out to charitable organisations. These include institutions for disabled, orphanage, blind school, goshalas etc.

The state Cabinet also okayed to an additional outlay of over Rs 1,000 crore for the ambitious ABADHA Yojana.

In 2019, the Odisha government allocated Rs 3208 crore under the Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme in three years to transform Puri into a world heritage city. During the cabinet meeting today, the State government decided to raise the amount to Rs 4224.22 crore.

Under MSPY, nutritional support such as eggs, ladoos, and nutrition supplement will be provisioned for all adolescent girls in the age group of 15 -19 years across the state.

Kishori Melas will be organised at the ICDS project level for screening of nutritionally at-risk adolescent girls, anaemia screening and othe activities.

Additional take home ration in the form of nutrient rich food products, including millets, additional eggs will be provided to pregnant women and lactating mothers across the state.

The Cabinet gave its nod for major rural road projects under the Mukhya Mantri Sadak Yojana (MMSY). MMSY-Transferred Road Improvement Programme (TRIP) has been launched to improve roads transferred from PR department and other departments in order to provide better access to health and education facilities, improved connectivity and communication to Panchayats, school, colleges, hospital, other similar institutions, market, trade and commerce, tourist destinations etc which will improve living standard of the people living in faraway places detached from the mainstream.

The Cabinet approved implementation of the scheme for a period of 2 years from 2023-24 to 2024-25 with an outlay of Rs 1893 crore. Cabinet has approved execution of projects with a length of 1814.92 Km approximately targeted to be taken up in 2023-24 & 2024-25 and for completion of all ongoing projects under this scheme.

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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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