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Doley for more cinema halls in State

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, Jan 19: State Cultural Affairs Minister ba Kumar Doley has said that the State government is going to increase the number of cinema halls in the State and renovate the old ones.

Doley said this while addressing the media in the city on Friday. In order to boost culture, Assam State Film (Fince and Development) Corporation Ltd (ASFFDCL) has taken a few schemes and steps with the help of Dispur.

ASFFDCL chairman Jatin Borah, Additiol Chief Sectary VB Pyarelal, ASFFDC Maging Director Debaprasad Mishra and a few others were also present.

Doley said: “We’re trying to increase cinema halls in the State. To make that really happen, we’ve taken up a few schemes. Rs 50 lakh each was given for new cinema halls and Rs 25 lakh for renovation of old ones. We’ve also set a few guidelines to work on. At present we’re planning to build 15 halls but their sites are still to be selected. We’re also going to preserve Juki Cinema of Tezpur as a heritage building. We’re planning to hold a child film festival in June or July this year.”

Jatin Borah said, “We’ve taken steps to provide 100 per cent subsidy to the directors of the State to make films and for that we will make set the guidelines. We’ll also make 50 of the 135 cinemas which are in our archive digital this year.” After three years, the corporation is going to organize a three-day State film festival from May 11 to 13 this year. The corporation is erecting a cinema hall in its premises at Panjabari in the city. The hall is going to be opened this year.

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