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Odisha is now among top 5 States in the country with steepest decline in poverty

Nrwdelhi:19/7/23:With effective implementation of pro-people measures and welfare schemes, Odisha is now among top 5 States in the country with steepest decline in poverty. As per NITI Aayog‘s National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report, Odisha has registered a decline in headcount ratio from 29.34% in 2015-16 to 15.68% in 2019-21.
The Multidimensional Poverty Index value in rural areas declined from 32.64% in 2015-16 to 17.72% in 2019-21 while in urban areas it declined from 12.32% to 5.42%. MPI value is assessed on parameters like improvement in health, education and standard of living.

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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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