Tag: Crop Insurance

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Opposition targets Odisha govt over crop insurance

Bhubaneswar: The Congress and the BJP lashed out at the Odisha government today for delay in disbursal of insurance claims to farmers and staged a walkout in State Assembly. During a discussion on adjournment notice over crop insurance in the State Assembly today, the Opposition alleged that farmers in the State are suffering due to […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Farmers observe 12-hour bandh over crop insurance

Bargarh: Normal life was hit in Bheden block of the district today after different farmer bodies observed a 12-hour bandh demanding immediate disbursal of crop insurances by the state government. The bandh that started at 6am has received support from various organizations including the Bheden’s citizen committee, traders association and social service committees. Similarly the […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Kalahandi farmers hit streets demanding crop insurance

Bhawanipatna: Hundreds of farmers from 11 panchayats in Borda area of Kalahandi district took to streets on Tuesday demanding disbursal of crop insurance. Though the farmers staged a peaceful protest on the state highway, vehicular movement came to a standstill on Bhawanipatna- Kharial road here. This apart, many trucks and other vehicles remained stranded on […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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'Denied' crop insurance claims, Odisha farmers lock up banks

Bargarh/Bhubaneswar: Farmers of Bargarh district staged protests and locked up banks alleging that even though crop loss reports have been submitted to the concerned insurance companies, they are being deprived of their claims. As per reports, the insurance companies have denied disbursal of insurance claims due to anomalies in data related to crop cutting and […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Agitating farmers gherao Bargarh Collectorate

Bargarh: Hundreds of farmers staged demonstration in front of the Bargarh Collector office demanding fulfillment of various demands including release of crop insurance and loan waiver. As per reports, agitators under the aegis of Krushak Sangathan Samanuaya Samiti’s Bargarh unit locked all government offices including Tehsil office, District Agriculture Office, Head Post Office and banks […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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New law for sharecroppers: Five-member committee formed!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today announced formation of a five-member committee to decide on the draft bill prepared to safeguard the interests of sharecroppers. In a meeting of the inter-ministerial committee held today, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty said the five-member committee would comprise secretaries of cooperative, agriculture and revenue departments. “The committee will […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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11.61 lakh Odisha farmers to get Rs 1,776 cr crop insurance

Bargarh: A total of 11.61 lakh farmers across the State will receive Rs 1,776 crore as crop insurance for Kharif season of 2015, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said today. Addressing a gathering during his visit to Bargarh district, he said more than one lakh farmers in the district will get Rs 276 crop insurance in […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Odisha to maximise irrigation potential: Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: To optimise agriculture productivity in the state, the Odisha government will maximise irrigation potential. A decision to this effect was taken at the third Agriculture Cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here today. Briefing media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said as per […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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W.Odisha farmers up in arms against ‘anti-agri’ policy

Bhubaneswar: Farmers in western region of the State on Friday hit streets alleging the Odisha government’s anti-farmer policy. While hundreds of peasants of Sadar Block in Kalahandi district demanded the State government must announce their region drought-hit, farmers in Bargarh district have sought payment of pending crop insurance and bonus for paddy crop. Farmers in […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Farmers’ body observes 12-hour bandh in Birmaharajpur

Birmaharajpur: Krushak Bikash Parishad, a farmers’ body, is observing a 12-hour bandh at Birmaharajpur in Subarnapur district today to protest against the non-payment of input subsidy and crop insurance dues to farmers who suffered crop loss in last year’s drought. The dawn-to-dusk bandh has disrupted normal life in the town as workers of the Praishad […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Farmers to get crop insurance at 2% premium

Bhubaneswar: As part of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, farmers in Odisha will be able to avail crop insurance at a nominal premium of 2 per cent. According to sources, the rest of the premium burden will be shared by the State and the Central government. For this purpose, the state government will rope […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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Crop Insurance: Block/Dist level tech committees soon

Bhubaneswar: Three months after receiving the Centre’s letter regarding mobile application-based information on crop insurance for farmers, the Odisha government on Saturday said it would soon form technical committees at district and Block levels to effectively implement the NDA government’s ‘dream’ project. On December 29, a letter from the Union Agriculture Ministry directed all State […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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Kejriwal hits out at Modi on crop insurance scheme, casteism

Jind: AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his government’s crop insurance scheme alleging it has failed to benefit the farming community and charged the NDA with dividing the society on caste lines. The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) is aimed at enabling farmers avail insurance cover […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Odisha govt sets target to cover 25 lakh farmers under crop insurance

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today set a target to cover 25 lakh farmers under crop insurance in 2017 Kharif season which is eight lakh more as compared to last Kharif season, an official release said. In addition to paddy, groundnut, cotton, turmeric and ginger, two more crops arhar and maize have been included from this year […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Crop insurance to farmers within two weeks: Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today said arrangements are being made to provide crop insurance to the farmers affected by last year’s drought within two weeks even as opposition Congress walked out of the House in protest. “There has been a delay in payment of insurance amount to the affected farmers. The delay was mostly due to […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Farmers in Bargarh deprived of crop insurance

Bargarh: Hundreds of farmers in Bhatli block of Bargarh district were deprived of crop insurance allegedly due to the lackadaisical attitude of the bank authorities. According to reports, many farmers of the block suffered crop loss in 2017. However, at least 289 farmers of 15 villages under Bhatli are yet to receive insurance compensation under […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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Insurers under scanner over 'irregularities' in crop insurance in Odisha

Bolangir: Even after facing drought for four consecutive years, the farmers in Bolangir district are yet to receive compensation under the crop insurance scheme. Hundreds of farmers are yet to get their claims settled owing to the alleged nexus between state government and the insurance companies. The farmers alleged that there has been a massive […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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BJP observes 6-hr bandh in Nuapada over Unpaid Crop Insurance

Nuapada: Demanding immediate release of pending crop insurance for farmers of Nuapada, BJP activists today called for a six-hour bandh in the district. The bandh was reportedly observed from 7 AM and continued till 1 PM. Various business establishments, shops, markets, schools and colleges remained closed in the area, while movement of heavy vehicles was […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
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