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Odisha Cabinet Nods Odisha State Film Policy-2019, 10 Lakh More Farmers Included In KALIA Scheme


27 February 2019

Mohammed Ishtiyaque


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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cabinet today accorded its seal of approval for 17 important proposals while prominent among them is a motion moved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik praising the IAF’s action, Odisha State Film Policy-2019 and inclusion of 10 lakh more small, marginal, landless farmers and sharecroppers.

The Chief Minister moved a motion in the Cabinet today praising the action of Indian Airforce to protect our country.The Cabinet unanimously adopted a resolution to this effect.

This was briefed to press by Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi soon after the vital meeting.

The Cabinet today nodded for the Odisha State Film Policy-2019. This Policy will promote quality Odia films, facilitate film tourism in the State. This Policy has been formulated in consultation with stakeholders including Film Industry Associations, experts from film fraternity, Government Departments and Agencies.

To encourage film makers to shoot in Odisha, a subsidy upto Rs 2.5 crore shall be provided to English/Hindi/International/ other language films that promote Odisha, its culture, heritage, tourist destinations, etc. The State Government shall provide an assistance of Rs 10 crore to the first three big budget Hindi or international language films, having a minimum budget of Rs 50 crore, which promote Odisha, its culture, heritage, tourist destinations, etc. Besides, the Policy also provides concession to filmmakers on their stay during shooting in Odisha.

Also the the Modification of KALIA Scheme was approved.

As the Chief Minister has announced that no eligible beneficiary under the KALIA Scheme will be left out, accordingly, the Cabinet today approved that an additional 10 lakh small farmers/ marginal farmers/actual cultivators (sharecroppers)/landless agricultural households be included in the scheme during 2018-19 so that no one who is eligible will be left out.

The Cabinet chaired by the Chief Minister also approved of the significant proposal to provide compensation to victims of man-animal conflicts within 15 days.

After the approval of the Amendment of the Wildlife (Protection) (Odisha) Rules, 1974 for early payment of compassionate grant to the victims and legal heir of the victims in respect of injuries and human kills respectively by the wild animals, the inquiry will be now completed within 3 days an dpayment of compassionate amount will be made within a period of 15 days from the date of lodging FIR.

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Aditya Prasad Padhi, Chief Secretary, Odisha