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Tag: Crops

LED street lights bane for farmers in Bargarh
LED street lights bane for farmers in Bargarh

As per sources, apart from affecting the germination of seeds, LED street lights also hurt the growth of the crops. There is growing demand to find an alternative and replace the LED street lights.

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Odisha Farmer Sets Crop On Fire

Sonepur: Dejected over extensive losses, a farmer of Chulimal village in Binika area of Sonepur district set his crop on fire on Wednesday. The farmer Mahadev Bhoi took the extreme step after crops were damaged due to lack of irrigation. As per reports, Bhoi had opted for lift irrigation because of lack of rainfall in […]

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15 squads formed to drive away elephants in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: The Keonjhar forest department has constituted 15 squads to chase away rampaging elephant herd that has strayed into Champua range from neighbouring Jharkhand. More than 20 elephants including a wild tusker were spotted at Mukundpur, Sartalia, Mirigisinga and Mangalpur area yesterday. The herd destroyed standing crops on nearly two acres of land leading to […]

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Odisha gears up to protect crops amid rain forecast

Bhubaneswar: After the Meteorological department predicted that a well marked low pressure over Bay of Bengal is likely to hit Odisha coast in next two days triggering rain, the State government has geared up to protect standing crops of farmers who have already suffered due to pest menace, drought and unseasonal rain. At an emergency […]

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Unseasonal rains shatter farmers’ hope

Bhubaneswar: Unseasonal rain and hailstorm for the past few days has damaged standing crops which may adversely affect the production output thereby compounding miseries of farmers in several parts of Odisha. Apart from the rabi field crops, vegetables mostly peas, tomatoes, bitter gourd, cucumber, brinjal have suffered damage in areas of Balang, Astarang, Gop, Kakatpur […]

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Tree-borne night vigilantes

By Dillip Pradhan Dhenkanal: When the entire locality enjoys the dreamy nights after a day-long tiredness, the farmers of some villagers in Dhenkanal district spend sleepless nights, not in the quiet comforts of their homes but atop tree outside their villages. To protect their standing crops from the rampage of wild elephants, the ryots of […]

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