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Tag: Crop Damage

Hailstorm To Pound Several Odisha Districts Tonight, SRC Issues Advisory

The districts likely to be affected by the hailstorm are Bargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Angul, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.

Odisha Farmer Ends Life Over Crop Damage, Debt Burden
Odisha Farmer Ends Life Over Crop Damage, Debt Burden

Kundu was under depression for many days following the loss of the ripe crop. Feeling helpless over the debt burden and the huge loss, Kundu allegedly consumed poison around a week back.

Odisha Farmer Kills Self After Cyclone Jawad-Induced Rain Damages Crops 
Odisha Farmer Kills Self After Cyclone Jawad-Induced Rain Damages Crops 

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. 

Farmer Suicide Because Of Crop Damage
Unable To Repay Loan, Farmer Ends Life In Odisha’s Balasore

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

Chemical Discharge From Paradip Refinery Damaging Crops, IOCL Refutes Claims
Chemical Discharge From Paradip Refinery Damaging Crops, IOCL Refutes Claims

Refuting the allegation, IOCL authorities claimed that no such wastewater was released into farmlands.

Odisha Rains: Crops Over 2000 Hectares Of Land, 483 Houses Damaged In Mayurbhanj
Odisha Rains: Crops Over 2000 Hectares Of Land, 483 Houses Damaged In Mayurbhanj

As many as 22 blocks, 127 panchayats and 396 villages in Mayurbhanj have been affected due to the heavy rainfall triggered by low pressure. 

Crop Damage
Nor'wester Damages Crops In Odisha, Shatters Farmers' Lives; More To Follow, Warns IMD

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.

Cyclone Amphan Hits Agriculture Hard In Odisha

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, […]

Maize cultivation in Kalahandi under pest attack

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 […]

New bug hits crops in Sundergarh

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 […]

Electricity to be fully restored in Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur by May 12: Chief Secretary

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 […]

Odisha farmers in distress as unseasonal rain, hailstorm damage crops

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 […]

Unseasonal rain, hailstorm damage crops in parts of Odisha

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 […]

Elephants damage crops in Nilagiri; compensation within 7 days assured

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 […]

Tehsildar, RI detained by locals in Sonepur

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 […]

Cyclone Titli aftermath: Farmers in distress over crop damage

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 […]

Nor'wester claimed 51 lives since April in Odisha: Minister

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 […]

Hailstorm damages crops in Keonjhar, farmers seek compensation

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 […]

Crops on 10,000 hectares hit by unseasonal rains: Revenue Minister

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 […]

Collectors asked to submit crop damage report by Dec 18

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 […]

CM directs collectors to stay alert before low pressure rains

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 […]

Farmer suicides in Odisha: Blatant lies or latent truths!

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 […]

SRC gets crop loss reports; nil crop damage in 4 districts

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 […]

Odisha Govt seeks crop damage report within 7 days

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 […]

Odisha on toes after unseasonal rain batters crops

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 […]

Banana plantation damaged in Odisha by elephants

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 […]