The irate villagers demanded that the jumbos be chased away from their village and suitable compensation for the damaged crops provided to them.
According to sources, Raha suffered huge loss after his 60 packets of paddy got damaged due to rain and he had to sold them at a very cheap price to miller last year. Like previous year this year too, he suffered loss as his crops got damaged due to rains and pest attack.
The inter-ministerial central team led by Saurav Ray, Joint Secretary (CEPI), Ministry of Home Affairs, is scheduled to conduct an intensive survey in the districts affected by the cyclone Jawad.
An inter-ministerial central team is set to arrive in Odisha today for on-spot detail assessment of damages caused by cyclonic storm Jawad.
As if the devastation caused to the paddy and vegetable crops by cyclone ‘Jawad’ induced heavy rain was not enough, the recent two-day-long downpour triggered by a trap-line has dealt a severe blow to the farmers in the State.
Though cyclone Jawad which has weakened into a low pressure area ceased to cause any major damage but it triggered extremely heavy to heavy rainfall in several parts of the State, particularly in the coastal and northern parts, damaging standing crops and inundating several low-lying areas.
Though some of the farmers were able to harvest the crops, they failed to shift the yield to safer places in due time. The croppers have expressed huge concerns that if the wet conditions continue for a longer period, it would eventually wipe out any chance of break-even in the production of the crops.
The famers in most parts of Semulia block in Balasore district are worried a lot as earlier bulk of the standing crops were damaged by 'Chakada’ worms, also known as Brown Plant Hoppers.
As several districts in Odisha reel under drought-like situation, a farmer in Bolangir district ended his life over alleged crop loss by consuming poison. As per reports, the deceased farmer, identified as Rechaka Banchor (60) of Kadobera village under Tureikela block, allegedly consumed poison on Thursday.
Rohidas was under severe mental stress due to the huge losses he had suffered due to crop failure. The problem was aggravated when he faced difficulties in selling his paddy stock.
Nabarangpur: Farmer suicides continue unabated as a woman farmer allegedly took her life in Aunlima village under Tentulikhunti block of Nabaranagpur district today following crop loss due to heavy rain. The deceased, identified as Padmabati Muduli had consumed poison on Friday night and succumbed while undergoing treatment at a hospital today. Family members of the […]
Kalahandi: Cotton farmers in Kalahandi district are now a worried lot and staring at an uncertain future owing to absence of mandis. As a result, several farmers are forced to sell their harvest at low prices. According to reports, the farmers here used to produce 10 to13 quintals of cotton annually. But due to adverse […]
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 […]
Bhadrak: Incessant rains triggered by a low pressure system over Bay of Bengal has left many blocks and low lying areas in the district waterlogged. Thousands of hectares of agricultural fields in 348 revenue villages in different blocks of the district have been left submerged due to the downpour. As per reports Dhamnagar block in […]
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 […]