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PM Modi Says Farm Sector Needs Post-Harvest Revolution; Govt Impetus On Scientific Ecosystem

The PM said a self-reliant rural economy is necessary for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' or self-reliant India.

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Odisha Must Make Its Farm Ecosystem Vibrant Instead Of Romanticising Poverty

In 1992, that’s about 30 years ago, as Agriculture Secretary of Odisha Government, I had visited Nasik, Dhule and Jalgaon region of Maharashtra and looked at the agricultural development. This…

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Op-Ed: The Future Of Odisha Politics

Dwelling in the past cocoons every generation in a comfort zone. Perennially under the spell of self-praise and in the illusion of own generation’s self-adulation, every age group of politicians assumes that their successors would be less worthy. They rue “things have changed”. Of course, they are supposed to change and ought to change. Whether […]

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Trinity Of Reforms Will Impact Every Indian: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India has undertaken a trinity of reforms in the education, labour and agriculture and together they will impact almost every Indian. The Prime Minister was delivering the keynote address at the Annual Invest India Conference organised with a special focus on strengthening business ties between India […]

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Watershed Moment For Indian Agriculture: PM Modi Hails Passage Of Farm Bills

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described the passage of two farm sector bills as a “watershed moment” in the history of Indian agriculture, asserting that they will ensure a complete transformation of the farm sector and empower crores of farmers. In a series of tweets after Rajya Sabha passed the bills by […]

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Odisha's Agri Push To Boost Entrepreneurship Among Youth

Bhubaneswar: As agriculture plays a vital role in the economy and livelihood of the majority of people, the Odisha government is according priority to the farm and allied sector to provide opportunities to young entrepreneurs, a senior official said. Adequate measures should be taken to encourage young entrepreneurs to make use of the opportunities of […]

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Opportunity Amidst Crisis: Migrants Help Co-Villagers Create 1 KM-Long Canal In Odisha

Kandhamal: Jimendra Pradhan & many of his other fellow residents of Guhibadi in Daringbadi block who once eked a handsome living outside Odisha are now jobless and staring at an uncertain future due to the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Life has never been as hard on them as the past few months. But […]

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HDFC Bank Launches 'e-Kisaan Dhan' App For Farmers

Mumbai: HDFC Bank on Tuesday launched ‘e-Kisaan Dhan’ app for farmers across India to access a bouquet of agricultural and banking services on their mobile. The app, which serves as a repository of knowledge and information for any individual engaged in farming, helps meet needs of the rural ecosystem. The app will also provide value-added […]

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President Ram Nath Kovind promulgates two ordinances for agriculture market reforms

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday promulgated the ordinances for major agricultural reforms which aim to give freedom to the farmers to sell their agriculture produce anywhere in the country and pave the way for contract farming. The Union Cabinet had on Wednesday cleared Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Ordinance […]

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SBI Launches Separate Vertical For Agriculture, Micro Credit

New Delhi: In a major restructuring exercise, the State Bank of India (SBI), the largest lender of the country, has created a separate FI&MM vertical within the Bank with an exclusive focus on Financial Inclusion & Micro markets in rural and semi-urban areas to improve customer experience in the hinterland. Under this, the Bank will […]

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CCEA clears 50-83% MSP hike for 14 kharif crops

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here on Monday, approved 50-83 per cent rise in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of 14 Kharif crops for the 2020-21 marketing season. The highest MSP rise was proposed for nigerseed (Rs 755 per quintal), followed by sesamum (Rs 370 […]

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Odisha Issues SOP For Impending Locust Threat

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture department issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the impending swarm of locusts in the State. The Agriculture department Secretary, Suresh Kumar Vashishth said, “We have appointed nodal officers for all the districts and sensitized them on how to deal with the locust swarm. Control rooms are created in all districts to […]

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Organic Farming Is The Only Way Forward In Long Run: Odisha Farmers Show How

Gajapati: While mostly followed chemical intensive farming practices and increased dependency on mechanical solutions have turned out to be profitable for short-term prospects but the realisation of its adverse impacts in the long run seems to have stirred a more likeness towards organic approach in agriculture. In Odisha, some farmers of Liligada and Merapalli panchayats […]

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Eco-Survey 18-19 nails low income of crop farmers, milk farmers in Odisha for last 8-years

Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding the State Government going gaga over 8.3 per cent growth in agriculture and allied sector in 2018-19, a reality check illustrates a grim scenario at hand for the  crop and milk farmers in Odisha. A detailed analysis of the Eco-Survey brings to fore the devil. As per the Eco-Survey 18-19, the Gross Value […]

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Odisha dilly-dallying over sending PM-Kisan beneficiary list to Centre?

Bhubaneswar: Though the Centre has set a deadline for the Odisha government to send the list of 46 lakh small and marginal farmers of the State to be included in the PM-Kisan scheme, the State government seems to be dilly-dallying over the matter. The Odisha government has claimed that it has disbursed cash under Krushak […]

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Education, agriculture, jobs my priorities: Balasore MP Pratap Chandra Sarangi

New Delhi: Pratap Chandra Sarangi, a first-time Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Balasore in Odisha, who trounced two Crorepatis contesting against him from the parliamentary constituency, said agriculture, tourism, education and employment were his priorities as the representative of the people. “In Balasore, there is drinking water shortage. I will do my best to […]

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Tripura to promote Agar cultivation to encourage employment, earn foreign money

Agartala: The Tripura government has decided to open a special “Agar Conservation Foundation” division to promote cultivation of Agar trees to boost employment and to earn foreign money, a Minister said here on Friday. “After a one day workshop-cum-interactive programme here on Thursday, it was decided to set up an “Agar Conservation Foundation” division under […]

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'Chakada' returns to haunt Odisha farmers

Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur: After crops in over 1.10 lakh acres of farmland across the state were affected due to brown plant hoppers last year, farmers expected that the Odisha government would come up with plans to prevent such pest attack. However, it seems that the government has learnt nothing from the ‘Chakada (brown plant hopper)’ menace that […]

Vice President Naidu Tests Covid Negative
Idea of book is to present transparency: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi: Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the idea behind his book was to present transparency and accountability in the working government. “The very idea of this book is to present a report to the people because I believe in public life hence there should be transparency […]

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Odisha government to provide smartphones to farmers

Bhubaneswar: The State government has now decided to provide smartphones to farmers across Odisha. The move is aimed at providing regular updates regarding best practices in farming, agricultural production, weather conditions and other crucial information to the farmers in a more convenient manner. Civil Supplies and Cooperation Minister, Surya Narayan Patro on Friday informed that […]

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India, South Africa sign three agreements

Johannesburg: India and South Africa signed three agreements, including in the areas of agriculture and space cooperation, following bilateral talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on the sidelines of the annual BRICS Summit here. Addressing the media here on Thursday evening, Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that […]

ENI, Italian national research council ink clean energy accord

Rome: Italian energy giant ENI and Italy’s National Research Council on Friday signed a multi-million euro agreement aimed at curbing global warming and desertification. The accord, signed by ENI’s CEO Claudio Descalzi and the research council’s President Massimo Inguscio, covers four areas of high scientific and strategic interest: nuclear fusion, water, agriculture and the Arctic […]

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Agri-related issues not sole cause of farmer suicides: Union Secy

Bhubaneswar: Issues pertaining to agriculture are not the only reasons behind farmer suicides, said Union Agriculture Secretary Shobhana Kumar Patnaik today. Speaking on the sidelines of a discussion in Bhubaneswar, Patnaik said, “Across the country a trend is observed that farmers are taking their lives due to different reasons. But it has not been proved […]

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Bargarh farmer suicide: Collector submits report to State Govt

Bhubaneswar: Bargarh district Collector today submitted an inquiry  report to the state government on the suicide of farmer Brunda Sahu of Kalapani village in the district. However, the findings of the report based on an investigation conducted by a three-member team are yet to be established. Earlier on Friday, Collector Khagendra Kumar Padhi along with […]

Agri sector didn't see reforms for 25 years: NITI Aayog Member

New Delhi: NITI Aayog Member Ramesh Chand on Friday said while every sector of the Indian economy had undergone some sort of transformation in the last 25 years, the agriculture sector was largely ignored. “In last 25 years, particularly since the beginning of economic reforms in 1991, we have seen some sort of transformation in […]