In May this year, the government had banned sugar exports with effect from June 1 till October 31, 2022 after the prices had surged exponentially.
100 farmers visited district agriculture fair at Khordha in 2016 which was sponsored by Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Khordha. However, the list of 100 farmers was allegedly filled with ghost farmers.
Officials said that during SS 2021-22, sugar mills procured sugarcane worth more than Rs 1.18 lakh crore
As per the data available with the regional centre of India Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar, till June 30, the State received 131.3 mm rainfall against the normal 217.7 mm.
Gadkari was speaking at the state-level Sugar Conference 2022 organised by Vasantdada Sugar Institute in Pune.
Two young farmers of Khajuriguda village of Swabhiman Anchal (earlier known as cut-off area) under Chitrakonda block in Malkangiri district are using their bikes for threshing crops.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as floods created havoc in several parts of the State, deficit rainfall in the months of June, July and August in several districts has affected agricultural activities leaving the farmers worried. As many as 10 districts of the state have received deficit rainfall between 19 per cent and 39 per cent during the […]
Bolangir: Deficient rainfall and absence of irrigation facilities have dampened the hope of farmers for bumper harvest this year in State especially in western pockets. As per a report of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), ten districts of Odisha registered 19 to 39 per cent less rainfall than the normal between June and August. In […]
Bolangir: Already a few months into the monsoon season, deficit rainfall has been a cause of concern for farmers of Titlagarh sub-division with locals of Ghantasagada, Sanamula villages invoking Lord Indra for rains through ‘yajna’. A drought-like situation looms large in four out of five blocks in Titlagarh. Shortfall in rain has turned the farmlands […]
Bhubaneswar: Even as floods created havoc in several parts of the State, the deficit rainfall in July in six districts has affected agricultural activities leaving the farmers worried. As many as six districts – Nuapada, Kandhamal, Bolangir, Dhenkanal, Angul and Bargarh – had received 30% and 54% deficit rainfall during the month, an official of […]
Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties including the BJD and the Congress dubbed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP government as ‘anti-farmer’ as they are still waiting for his promise of ‘achhe din’ or the days of prosperity. On a special programme organised by OTV on the occasion of completion of 3-years of Modi sarkar on Friday, […]
Bhubaneswar: The Potato Mission undertaken by the state government has not been a failure, informed Odisha Agriculture minister, Pradeep Maharathy during discussion in the State Assembly today. Maharathy informed the House that as compared to 2014, 59% more land has been brought under potato cultivation in 2015, stating further that as per estimates, potato production […]
Bhubaneswar: In a sudden move, the Odisha government today effected a reshuffle in senior IAS cadre and appointed Pramod Kumar Meherda as Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare in place of Arti Ahuja. According to a General Administration notification, Ahuja has been posted as Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture. Besides, the state government posted Gagan […]
Bhubaneswar: Science, technologies and innovations become more important as the population rises, with less land available to produce food and declining levels of water. The focus must therefore be on how to produce more food, with less land and water, while conserving the environment, said Governor Dr SC Jamir. Inaugurating “Agro-Vation” organised by the Indian […]
Bhubaneswar: The BJD government in Odisha today fired a fresh salvo against the Centre, this time on the twin issues of cuts in the kerosene quota and assistance to the agriculture sector. Food and Supplies minister Sanjay Dasburma alleged that the Central government has slashed the kerosene quota for the state to the extent of […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) announced there will be no power tariff hike for any category of consumers in the 2016-17 financial year, a power consumer forum here has criticized the State government for not keeping its promise on urging the regulatory body to withdraw tariff hike on agriculture sector. In […]
Bhubaneswar: Agriculture will see increased allocation in the state budget for 2016-17 with greater emphasis on irrigation. At the first Agriculture Cabinet meet on Thursday, the Finance, Agriculture and other concerned departments have been asked to increase the spending for Agriculture sector. “The Agriculture Cabinet Committee has directed the Planning & Coordination department, Finance department, […]