Utkal Prasang

In our State there are so many news paper, Utkal Prasanga is one of them Media.


In our State there are so many news paper and Eletronics Media, which give information


In our State there are so many news paper and Eletronics Media, which give information

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Activities Of The Department
The Information & Public Relations Department serves as a link between people and the Government. This Department not only informs the public on the plans, policies and Programmes of the Government, but also works to ensure people's participation in the successful implementation of different developmental Programmes and schemes. To implement these Programmes and to make them people-oriented, the Department also functions at District and Sub-divisional levels.

The Department was created originally as a part of the Home Department and was named as Home (Public Relations) Department. Subsequently it was separated from the Home Department on the 8th July 1978 and started functioning as an independent Department of the State Govt. in the name of Information & Public Relations Department. At present 32 Publicity Districts (Including Bhubaneswar & Rourkela) each headed by District Information & Public Relations Officer are functioning under the administrative control of this Department. There are 3 Deputy Directors to supervise the work of D.I.P.R.O.s at 3 Revenue Divisional Head Quarters i.e. Cuttack, Sambalpur & Berhampur respectively.
The total staff strength of the Department is 1029 out of which Group-A officers are 21, Group-B officers are 97, Group-C personnel are 531 and Group-D personnel are 380. 

The T.V. Unit of this Department has been producing news items of day to day Programmes of VIPs, VVIPs, news capsules of important events, tele-documentaries on various developmental activities of the Govt. and ensuring their telecast on various electronic media channels including Door-darshan. During the year 2003-04 this unit has covered 1582 news items on various developmental activities and Programmes of Govt., out of which 1555 news items were telecast on the regional news bulletin from DDK, Bhubaneswar and 24 were telecast in the regional weekly programme Bichitra. Besides, following tele-documentaries have been prepared and telecast.
  1. A Patriotic song (Bande Utkal Janani) on Utkal Divas.
  2. Flood-2003  (English & Oriya)
  3. A Patriotic song (Dhana Dhanye Puspa Bhara……) on 15th August
  4. Sisira Saras
  5. Mission Shakti
  6. I.I.T.F-2004
  7. Patriotic Song (Tunga Sikhari Chula) on 26th January,2004

The Photo Unit of this Department provides essential support to publicity Programmes. This helps in keeping records of important events. Besides, it releases photographs to different print media organizations daily on various day-to-day Programmes of the VIPs, VVIPs and other important Govt. Programmes, pertaining to Government. It provides support for publications of Booklets, Folders, Posters etc and preparation of exhibits by the Information & Public Relations Department.During the year 2003-04 this unit has been modernized with Digital Set-up having Internet facilities. Now photographs are being released to different media organizations through Internet. Besides, action has been initiated to have a separate studio. During this period this Unit has covered 664 numbers of Programmes through manual & digital systems and produced 9155 numbers of photographs and supplied to above mentioned purpose.

Film is one of the powerful Media of Mass Communication through which message of Government and achievements made on different developmental Programmes in the State can be carried out and conveyed to the illiterate mass living in the rural areas. During this year following documentary films produced by this unit namely:
  1. Four years achievements of the Government.
  2. AIDS (For Health Deptt.)
  3. Kavi Jayadev (For Culture Deptt.)
  4. Makara Lekhichhi Patara (For Health Deptt.)
  5. CSSM (Surakhita Matrutwa O' Sisu Surakshya )- (For Health Deptt.)
Documentary Films under Preparation:
  1. Industrial Image of Orissa
  2. Sanitation
  3. Drinking water
  4. Life and work of Abhimanyu Samant Singhar
  5. Eradication of poverty
  6. Cotton cultivation
  7. Ratoon Management of Sugarcane
  8. Rehabilitation of bonded labours
  9. Samant Chandra SekharBesides, a full-length feature film on Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das is under preparation.
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