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Farmers to get cash benefits under KALIA scheme on January 25

Bhubaneswar: Farmers will get cash benefits under the KALIA scheme on January 25 and nearly 12 to 14 lakh farmers will be benefitted from the scheme in the first phase, informed Cooperation Department Secretary, Krishan Kumar today. The first phase of ‘green form’ application process has ended and nearly 60 lakh farmers have submitted applications. […]

Rs 370 cr-fraud detected in cooperative banks, societies in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Corruption amounting to Rs 370 crores in various cooperative banks and societies has been detected, informed Cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro today. In a written reply to a question of BJP MLA Dilip Ray in the Odisha Assembly today, Patro said the audit report handed over to the State government has revealed Rs 370,69,99,000 […]

Banned notes used to buy land by co-op society members

Bhubaneswar: In what is touted as a big scam in cooperative societies, a conspiracy was allegedly hatched to regularize banned currency to the tune of Rs 32 lakh and grab valuable piece of land at Ragunathpur Jaili in Bhubaneswar during the demonetization period in 2016. The scam which allegedly involves some officials of Capital Cooperative […]

Cooperation Secy asks agitating LAMPS staff to join duty immediately

Bhubaneswar: The State Cooperation Secretary on Monday directed the Registrar to take action against the agitating staff of large area multi-purpose cooperative societies (LAMPS) and Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) if they do not join work immediately. As the Rabi crop loans distribution process has begun, the Secretary asked the LAMPS and PACS’ staff to […]

Co-op dept in fix over farmers' fake accounts in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the paddy procurement process already commencing for this season, the Cooperation department has suspected nearly two lakh farmer’s bank accounts to be fake and directed the district officials to verify these accounts for the benefit of actual farmers. A status of farmer registration and marketable surplus of paddy reveals that in all districts […]

Odisha to process Rabi crop loans for drought-hit farmers in 15 days

Bhubaneswar: Days after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced drought assistance package for the farmers who have suffered crop loss of 33 per cent and above during Kharif season 2017, the Odisha government today issued a notice to concerned officials with clear instructions to process loans for Rabi cultivation of affected farmers within 15 days of […]

Cooperation department introduces new guidelines to curb corruption
Cooperation department introduces new guidelines to curb corruption

Bhubaneswar: The Cooperation department has introduced new guidelines to check prevailing corruption in the department due to alleged misuse of position by some senior level officials. The department has agreed on the lapses in supervision, monitoring and inspection of cooperative societies and non detection of financial irregularities. The Rs 4.35 crore loan fraud of Large […]

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Odisha govt crackdown on sale of fertlisers at pre-GST price

Bhubaneswar: The Cooperation Department has directed Markfed and fertiliser traders to sell old stock at revised price following implementation of GST. The directive comes after some traders were caught selling the fertilisers at old price despite a slash in price post GST. Even the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers recently wrote to the State to […]

Crime Branch to probe financial irregularities at Coop Bank

Rourkela: The department of Cooperation has asked the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Crime Branch to probe financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 29.57 crore in Odisha State Cooperative Bank (OSCB), Rourkela branch between 2005 and 2015. Based on the report of a special audit, Cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro, today, has also ordered […]

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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 […]

CM launches 100 godowns, distributes mobiles phones to 10 women farmers

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a hundred new godowns through video conference at the Secretariat here today. The godowns constructed at the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Society (PACS) level by the Cooperation Department for conservation of fertilizers, seeds and harvested paddy have a cumulative capacity of 41,425 MT. The CM also distributed mobile phones to […]