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Governor of Odisha, Raghubar Das has approved the portfolio distribution for the new council of ministers

Bhubaneswar:15/6/24: The Governor of Odisha, Raghubar Das on Saturday approved the portfolio distribution for the new council of ministers, following the recommendation of Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi.

As per the release from Raj Bhawan, CM Mohan Majhi has retained Home, Finance, General Administration & Public Grievance, Information & Public Relations, Water Resources, Planning & Convergence, and any other Department not specifically assigned.

Deputy CM Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo was allotted Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment, and Energy while Deputy CM Pravati Parida got Women and Child Development, Mission Shakti, and Tourism.

Odisha Cabinet portfolios: Know who got which department 
  1. Suresh Pujari: Revenue and Disaster Management
  2. Rabi Narayan Naik: Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water
  3. Nityananda Gond: School & Mass Education, ST & SC Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare and Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
  4. Krushna Chandra Patra: Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare and Science & Technology
  5. Prithiviraj Harichandan: Law, Works and Excise
  6. Mukesh Mahaling: Health & Family Welfare, Parliamentary Affairs and Electronics & Information Technology
  7. Bibhuti Bhushan Jena: Commerce & Transport and Steel & Mines
  8. Krushna Chandra Mahapatra: Housing & Urban Development and Public Enterprises

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)

  1. Ganesh Ram Singkhuntia: Forest, Environment and Climate Change
  2. Suryabanshi Suraj: Higher Education, Sports & Youth Services and Odia Language, Literature & Culture
  3. Pradeep Bal Samanta: Co-operation and Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts
  4. Gokulananda Mallik: Fisheries & Animal Resources Development and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises
  5. Sampad Chandra Swain: Industries and Skill Development & Technical Education

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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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