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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A Community viewing unit has been functioning in this Deptt. Radio Inspectors are attending the work relating to installation and repair of TVs provided to different establishments. They also attend the recording of the important proceedings of the programmes including Assembly proceedings. Government under C.V.Scheme have provided 972 T.V. sets to different Educational Institutions and Information centres of the State free of cost, 857 T.V. sets to different Gram Panchayats on cost sharing basis i.e. 75 percent cost borne by the State Government and the rest 25 percent by the Grama Panchayats concerned.

An Audio Visual Publicity Unit is functioning in the Department. Apart from organizing film shows at the field level, this unit makes arrangements of Public Address System at the meeting places.

All Govt. Advertisements released by this Department through different Newspapers and Periodicals have become effective. Besides Classified Advertisements such as Tender Notices, Quotation Call Notices, Advertisements for recruitments and Notices for admission to the Educational Institutions etc. are published in newspapers through this Department for general information of the public. Tender notices and other quotations of different Corporations and State Government Undertakings are also routed through this Department for publication, During the reported year 1587 Classified Advertisements 1146 Land Acquisition Advertisements and 166 Display Advertisements have been issued.

The Research and Reference Unit of this department collects background materials, up-to-date facts and figures from various departments of the Government and keeps them intact for future reference. This unit also collects and preserves basic information through newspapers clippings, articles from standard research Journals and informative literature published by Government and makes information available to the research scholars, writers and intellectuals as and when required. The Department also maintains a reference library, which preserves informative books, maps, publicity booklets, features etc.During the year 2003-04, this unit has prepared an "Orissa Reference Annual", a reference book first of its kind.

It is a feedback gathering mechanism to apprise His Excellency the Governor of Orissa, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Orissa, Chief Secretary of Orissa, Secretaries and Special secretaries of all the Departments regarding news, views, reactions published in Oriya Dailies. In extending its activities, the set-up of Oriya translator to govt. is presently engaged in gathering daily feedback from Internet news and submitting the same to Hon'ble Chief Minister and also feeding Press Handouts into the Govt. of Orissa Website. During the year 2003-04, 2545 Press Round ups, 250 Internet News briefs, 195 news Items have been released.

Information Centre-cum-Reading Rooms have been opened in Urban and Rural areas that play a significant role in disseminating information and enriching the intellectual growth of the society through books, magazines, newspapers and other informative literatures. Besides, TVs and Radios have been supplied to the Information Centers. At present 85 Information Centre-cum-Reading Rooms are functioning through out the State including one at the State Capital and one each at New Delhi and Kolkata. A sum of  TRs.8609 has been estimated for Information Centre-cum-Reading Rooms during the Financial year 2004-05.

Exhibitions on plans, Programmes, policies and achievements of the Govt. are organized in rural & urban areas of the State in order to create awareness among the people. The exhibition also includes materials on Orissan art, culture, tradition, handlooms, handicrafts, agriculture, industries etc.. This unit participates in I.I.T.F, New Delhi every year. During the current financial year eight exhibitions including IITF-2003 at New Delhi have been organized by this Department.

The Department organizes Special Celebration like Independence Day, Republic Day, Orissa Day, Gandhi Jayanti, Birth & Death Anniversaries of eminent persons, National Press Day at the State, District & Sub-divisional headquarters. During the year, 30 such special celebrations have been organized. Besides, Information Centers are opened during Ratha Yatra at Puri. Orissa Tableau participated in the Republic Day Parade-2004 at New Delhi. Under inter State cultural exchange programme, for the first time this Department organized Malayalam Film & Cultural festival at Bhubaneswar and participated in Oriya Film & Cultural Programmes at Thiruvantpuram & Kerala.

This is an effective medium of publicity. The traditional folk dance like, Palla, Daskathia, Ghoda nacho, Street play and Musical programmes highlighting plans, Programmes and policies of the Government are organized by this Department in rural and urban areas of the State. During this year 1530 nos. of Programmes have been organized by this Department.

To make media coverage more effective and purposeful with regard to dissemination of up-to-date information , this Department has taken initiative to computerize the District Public Relation Offices. During the year 2003-04, 15 district offices at Angul, Sundargarh, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Berhampur (Chatrapur), Jagatsinghpur, Kendra Para, Koraput, Sambalpur, Puri, Rourkela, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Nabarangpur & Keonjhar have been provided with computer facilities. Besides, there is a computerized system operating at the State head quarters.

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