Tag: Agriculture

Pramod Meherda replaces Arti Ahuja as Health secy

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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Indian food processing sector has enormous potential: Governor

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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJD flays Centre on cuts on kerosene quota, agri aid

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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Consumer forum flays govt for not keeping word on tariff hike for farm sector

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 […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Bigger outlay for agri in budget; focus on irrigation

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, […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Kundaria stresses need for more cold stores in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Centre would make all-out efforts for the development of agriculture in Odisha, said Union minister of State for Agriculture Mohanbhai Kundaria here today. Inaugurating a workshop on Smart Horticulture 2016, the union minister reiterated the Centre’s commitment to Krishi Sinchai Yojana and crop insurance. “All the measures will be taken for the benefit […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
PM Modi
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.

  • Monday, 12 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Agriculture's contribution to Odisha's GSDP declining

Bhubaneswar:Though the agriculture sector provides employment and sustenance to more than 60 percent of Odisha’s total workforce, its share in the gross state domestic product (GSDP) continues to decline, say official reports. Besides, large tracts of agricultural land have remained uncultivated for the past several years despite the claim of the Odisha government that it […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
'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 […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Damodar Rout
Odisha minister calls self "inefficient" & "helpless"

Bhubaneswar: Anguished over not being able to operate defunct sugar mills and cold storages in the state, Odisha minister Damodar Rout today called himself as “most inefficient” and “helpless” person in the government. “Do not ashame me by referring that I am most able minister in the state. I am, in fact, the most inefficient […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021