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Tag: Cooperation Minister

Odisha Delays Polls In Loss-Hit Cooperative Societies

Bhubaneswar: With the tenure of management committees of 1,926 primary cooperative societies ending in January 2020, Odisha government has decided to postpone the election to such committees to shore up the financial condition of loss-hit societies. As per reports, the financial condition of these cooperative societies has turned out to be a headache for the […]

Berhampur Cooperative Urban Bank under scanner for loan fraud

Berhampur: The director of Berhampur Cooperative Urban Bank has filed a complaint with the Cooperation Minister SN Patro and the Deputy Registrar alleging that loans have been disbursed by the bank on basis of forged documents. As per the charges made by the director, P. Bheemudu, loans have been sanctioned either without proper documents or […]

BJP Krushak Morcha up in arms over farmers' issue

Bhubaneswar: Members of the Odisha BJP Krushak Morcha today scuffled with security personnel while trying to barge into the premises of the State Secretariat here opposing Cooperation Minister Surjya Narayan Patro’s remark challenging the Opposition to prove allegations that paddy is being procured at prices below the stipulated MSP at different mandis across the State. […]

Odisha govt to bring ordinance on contract farming soon

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to stop distress sale and provide right price to farmers for their agricultural produce, the Odisha government is planning to bring an ordinance for ‘contract farming’ in the State, said sources. As per the new proposed law, companies chosen by the State government will sign contracts with farmers in the State […]

Chit fund scam ghost returns to haunt BJD

Bhubaneswar: A day after his son was reportedly quizzed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), senior BJD leader and Cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro today feigned ignorance about the matter although the development sent ripples within the ruling-party which has already seen arrests of several of its leaders in chit fund scam. “I have […]

Damodar Rout is still a Minister!?

Bhubaneswar: Even one-and-a-half month have passed since he was sacked as the Cooperation Minister, Damodar Rout’s name continues to appear on the Odisha government website as a minister. As per the portal of the Registrar of Co-operative Society (http://coopodisha.gov.in/RegCoopSociety.html), Rout is still the Minister of Cooperation & Excise. Moreover, the department’s portal continues to name […]

Cooperation minister orders pay cut for staff involved in embezzlement

Bhubaneswar: Cooperation Minister SN Patro today directed the Cooperative Registrar to deduct salary of employees, who are involved in misappropriation of funds, if they fail to pay the money in seven days. “In case employees of cooperatives involved in the financial irregularities do not return the money, the registrar can attach their properties and get […]

Odisha govt sets target to provide RuPay card to 11.40 lakh farmers by March

Bhubaneswar: Following the announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convert Kisan Credit Card to RuPay cards, the Odisha government has set a target to provide RuPay card to 11.40 lakh farmers by March this year. Talking to media persons today, Cooperation minister Damodar Rout said the state government is bound to implement the RuPay […]

OSCARD bank employees detained for trying to gherao minister’s residence

Bhubaneswar: Employees of Odisha State Cooperative Agricultural & Rural Development (OSCARD) bank were detained by police at Raj Bhawan square here while they were marching forward to gherao Cooperation minister Damodar Rout’s residence over their 3-point charter of demands including immediate release of pending salaries. They alleged salary of the employees of 46 OSCARD banks […]