Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
26-November-2010 13:04 IST
Odisha to get a Mini Theatre at Every Block
314 mini theatres will be built at every block in Odisha. Shri Prafulla Samal, Minister of Information & Public Relations, Government of Odisha announced this while interacting with the Press at the Media Centre here today. He said, “There are only 81 cinema halls in the State and many films do not get an opportunity to exhibit”. Shri Samal expressed the need to widen the cinema hall network in the State. He appealed to Central Government, banks and NFDC to come forward to help cine industry in Odisha. He informed the media that the Platinum jubilee celebrations of Odiya films will be celebrated in the State in a big way in 2011 as part of the Platinum jubilee celebrations of creation of State of Odisha.

The Minister also invited the film makers to come and shoot their films at the beautiful locales of Odisha such as Puri, Konark, Bhubaneswar and Gopalpur. Inviting suggestions from the media persons, he said that he would take their and film makers’ feedback to the Chief Minister, and hoped that the State Government may announce some incentives in the next financial year. He assured the film industry that State Government will do the needful to promote Odiya cinema in the State. He and said measures for the welfare of film workers and artists should be taken.

About 600 Odiya films have been produced so far.