Kailash, who had grown paddy on his two acres of farmland, was upset after heavy rain triggered by cyclone Jawad damaged his standing paddy crops.
The deceased, Laxmi Narayan Jena who, as per reports, had taken loan to grow paddy on two acres of land, ended life by consuming poison after he allegedly failed to repay the debt
Refuting the allegation, IOCL authorities claimed that no such wastewater was released into farmlands.
As many as 22 blocks, 127 panchayats and 396 villages in Mayurbhanj have been affected due to the heavy rainfall triggered by low pressure.
Norwester that lashed several districts of Odisha in the last couple of days has reportedly damaged crops at several places in Balasore and Sambalpur districts.
Bhubaneswar: The extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan which made landfall in neighbouring West Bengal brought large-scale damages to standing crops in several parts of Odisha. The farmers in the districts of Kendrapara, Balasore, Bhadrak and Jagatsinghpur have been worst hit. In Jagatsinghpur, the cyclone ravaged the betel vineyards causing huge losses to farmers. Bansidhar Swain, […]
Kalahandi: Following reports of Fall Armyworm (FAW) infestation in acres of maize cultivation in Sundergarh, the hitherto unseen insect has now started infesting maize crops in several regions of Kalahandi district. After receiving complaints from maize cultivators in Narla and Golmunda about the damage caused to their crops by some unknown bugs, the Agriculture department […]
Sundergarh: As if erratic monsoon and drought-like situation was not enough, infestation of a crop-guzzling insect is threatening to wipe out cultivation and pile more worries on farmers of Sundergarh district in Odisha. Identified as Fall Armyworm, the bug has infested hectares of farmland in Kutra and Nuagaon areas of Sundergarh, destroying several types of […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today reviewed the post-cyclone Fani restoration work in Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts and informed that power supply will be restored in these districts by May 12. “The devastating cyclone Fani claimed three lives in Kendrapara, however, about 1.17 lakh people were evacuated successfully to safer places in the […]
Balasore: Farmers in Odisha’s Balasore district are facing a tough time as the recent unseasonal rain and hailstorm destroyed crops in several parts of the district. Various types of vegetables grown by the farmers here like brinjal, pumpkin, chillies, cucumber have been badly damaged due to the heavy rainfall accompanied by hailstorm that lashed the […]
Bhubaneswar: Unseasonal rain and hailstorm destroyed crops in several parts of the State on Wednesday leaving farmers in distress. Acres of vegetable crops have been damaged in some coastal parts of the State in districts of Balasore, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Khurda, Cuttack and some other areas like Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar which witnessed spells of thunderstorm […]
Balasore: After 10 days of operation, the forest department personnel finally managed to drive away the herd of elephants that damaged several acres of crop in Nilagiri region and assured compensation within seven days of completion of the crop damage assessment. The jumbo herd had strayed into the Nilagiri area from neighbouring Jharkhand on November […]
Sonepur: Locals detained the Tehsildar and RI who had gone to make an assessment of crops damaged by Chakada pest at Beheramal village in Dunguripali block of the district today. According to sources, Tehsildar of S.Rampur, Panchanan Patra and RI of Beheramal had gone to the village to make an assessment of paddy crops damaged […]
Gajapati: Hundred of farmers in several panchayats of Mohana block of the district are in distress as thousands of hectares of standing crops have been damaged under the impact of Cyclone Titli. As per reports, agricultural land in 39 panchayats of Mohana block in Gajapati district have been severely affected under the impact of Cyclone […]
Bhubaneswar: As many as 51 persons have been killed in Nor’wester (Kalabaisakhi) induced thunderstorm in several parts of Odisha since April 1, informed Revenue Minister, Maheswar Mohanty today. Out of the total casualties, 47 persons have been killed in lightning while four people died in Nor’wester rain. At least six lightning deaths were reported on […]
Keonjhar: Even though Nor’wester rain accompanied by hailstorm came as a much-needed relief for the people of Keonjhar amidst scorching heat; it proved to a be nightmare for farmers as acres of crops were damaged in the sudden downpour and hailstone shower. As per sources, acres of tomato, brinjal and sunflower crops have been badly […]
Bhubaneswar: Crops on more than 10,000 hectares of farmland were damaged due to unseasonal rains in Puri, Jajpur and Jagatsinghpur districts, informed Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty today. Mohanty told mediapersons, “Reports submitted by the Collectors of Puri, Cuttack, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts stated more than 10,000 hectares farm land have been damaged. Compensation will […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday sought reports from five districts on crop damage due to unseasonal rain in the last two days. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) BP Sethi, in a letter to the collectors of Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack and Jajpur districts, said the report should be submitted to him by December 18.The letter […]
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed district collectors to stay alert before the unseasonal low pressure rains from December 7 and ensure safety of harvested paddy crops. Speaking on the CM’s minutes of video conference with the district collectors, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupad Sethi said administration in various districts has been asked to spread […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today said no cases of farmer suicides have been reported so far in the current financial year and the previous one as well. In a written reply to a question of Congress MLA Bhujabal Majhi, the minister said a total of 11 farmer suicide cases and seven alleged ones […]
Bhubaneswar: Collectorates of all districts on Sunday submitted assessment reports of crop loss due to unseasonal rain, office of the Special Relief Commissioner said. According to information, administrations of four districts notably Nuapada, Malkangiri, Sonepur and Jharsuguda have recorded no crop loss due to the unseasonal rain triggered by the low pressure last week. With […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday asked all the district collectors to submit a report on crop loss due to untimely rain within a period of seven days. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi has written a letter to all district collectors to send report of crop loss due to the unseasonal rain to the […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Thursday cancelled Saturday and Sunday holidays of employees and other field functionaries of Agriculture and Revenue departments amid increased likelihood of more rain as predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after holding a high level meeting through video-conferencing directed Collectors of 15 districts to closely monitor the […]
Phulbani: Over 12 acres of banana plantation grown by tribal farmers on the embankment of Rahul river in Balliguda Forest Division in Odisha’s Kandhamal district has been damaged by marauding elephants in the last one week, a forest official today said. A herd of about 25 elephants, led by four tuskers, including five calves, went […]