Tag: Distress Sale

Farmers Protest Over Slow Procurement In Odisha
54% Paddy Procured in 92-Days In Odisha: Data Shows Panchayat Poll Years Worse Than Natural Disaster

Only 6.9 lakh farmers could sell at MSP in Odisha as against a massive 21.05 lakh in Chhattisgarh

  • Sunday, 06 February 2022
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Not So Sweet: Distress Sale Hits Sweet Potato Farmers In Koraput

Sweet potato farmers in Koraput district are in distress as they are finding it difficult to sale their products due to absence of proper market facilities in the area

  • Wednesday, 08 December 2021
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Koraput farmers cry foul over delay in paddy procurement

Jeypore: Farmers in Koraput are a worried lot now over the delay in procurement of paddy at different mandis in the district. They have alleged that the paddy growers are forced to go for distress sale due to a nexus between the millers and procurement agencies. As per their allegations, so far only 243 quintals […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Despite good harvest, vegetable farmers forced to go for distress sale

Bhadrak/ Puri: At a time when the farmers in Odisha are facing serious problems over the delay and irregularities in paddy procurement at different mandis, the condition of vegetable farmers in the state is no different. Despite good harvest of cauliflowers in several districts of the state, the vegetable farmers are forced to go for […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Mandis yet to be opened for paddy procurement in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: Farmers in Bhadrak are a worried lot owing to the delay in paddy procurement process in the district. While the procurement process was supposed to be done through 108 cooperative societies, it has been alleged that most of them are not currently functional. According to sources, three panchayats and six wards of Bhadrak municipality […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Farmers allege harassment by millers in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: Farmers of Jagannathpur village in the district are facing a tough time during the paddy procurement process owing to a dispute with rice millers over fair average quality (FAQ) norms. During the last two days tonnes of paddy brought for sale by farmers from distant villages are lying outside the mandis. Moreover, farmers are […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Farmer-miller dispute paralyses paddy procurement in Nuapada

Nuapada: Farmers in Nuapada district have alleged that dilly-dallying of rice millers and lackadaisical attitude of the administration has virtually paralyzed the paddy procurement process in the district. According to sources, the millers are demanding cuts/concessions during procurement citing that paddy do not meet the fair average quality (FAQ) norms. Sources said that tonnes of […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Odisha mulling contract farming to tackle distress sale

Bhubaneswar: After witnessing distress sale of vegetables like tomatoes, potatoes and cauliflower, the Odisha government, on the recommendation of the Central government, is mulling to come up with a contract farming act. As per the model act, selected new companies will enter into agreements with farmers before production of a particular crop. The concerned companies […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Dharmendra urges Paswan to relax paddy FAQ norms for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today urged Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution minister Ram Vilas Paswan to relax the Fair Average Quality (FAQ) norms for paddy in Odisha to prevent distress sale. Stating that the quantity and quality of paddy have been badly affected by the unexpected non-seasonal rain last year, Pradhan […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Skyrocketing tomato prices enough to kill taste buds

Bhubaneswar: Tomato prices continue to haunt consumers as the price of one kg of tomatoes touched Rs 80 in several retail markets of Odisha here on Thursday. Low supply and crop loss following heavy rains in major tomato-producing states is to be blamed for the price rise in    several parts of the country including Odisha. […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
3-member panel to verify distress sale of onions

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Wednesday constituted a three-member team to verify the truth behind alleged distress sale of onions in different parts of the state. A three member team comprising officials from the food supplies and consumer welfare department, horticulture department and Markfed will visit Bolangir and Kalahanmdi district to verify allegation of distress sale of onions, […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Congress creates ruckus in Odisha Assembly over distress sale of vegetables

Bhubaneswar: Raising the distress sale of tomatoes and other vegetables in State, Opposition Congress today created pandemonium in the Assembly and demanded reply from chief minister and concerned minister on the issue. Unable to run the House, Speaker Niranjan Pujari was forced to adjourn it twice. Soon after the House assembled for the day, Congress […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Distress sale forces Keonjhar farmers to dump sacks of tomatoes near Collectorate

Keonjhar: Though farmers in the district expected fetching profit out of their bumper harvest of tomatoes this year, distress sale has sadly shattered the hope the farming community in the district. Getting frustrated over the distress sale in absence of storage facilities, the farmers staged protest outside the Collectorate in an innovative way by dumping […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Uproarious scenes in Odisha assembly on farmers' suicides

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha assembly witnessed uproarious scenes for the second consecutive day on Wednesday as Congress members raised the issues of suicides by farmers and the distress sale of vegetables in the state. Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned the house twice as it could not function properly due to opposition protests. During Zero Hour, Leader of […]

  • Saturday, 03 July 2021
BJP demands apology from BJD MLAs for comments against PM

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha assembly today witnessed repeated adjournments due to noisy protests by opposition BJP members demanding an apology from two BJD MLAs who made “derogatory” remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The BJP members stormed into the well of the House during the Zero Hour as soon as BJD MLA Mahesh Sahoo made the […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021