Flood Here, Drought There - Paddy Farmers In Haryana Staring At Drought
According to farmers there has been an unreasonable delay in providing insurance assistance to the drought-affected farmers.
Even as Odisha continues to face a possible drought threat due to acute rainfall deficiency this monsoon season, the situation has catapulted a serious drying up of reservoirs in the State.
Odisha has been hit by the deficit rainfall in the last 2 months, particularly in the month of August. At leaset 24 districts have been affected by this, informed the IMD on Thursday
While nine districts in Odisha have received normal rainfall, below-average rainfall has been reported in 21 districts so far.
Bhubaneswar: Students pursuing higher education in drought-hit areas of the State will not have to pay admission and tuition fees as the State government has decided to waive off the fees in all non-Government aided colleges of 15 drought-hit districts affected this Khariff season. As per a government notification, students of non-government aided colleges of […]
Bhubaneswar: With the drought condition in 14 districts of the State turns acute, the State government has started process for disbursal of agriculture input subsidy among farmers who have sustained crop loss of 33 per cent and above. The agriculture input subsidy disbursal process has already begun and concerned district collectors have been asked to […]
Bargarh: In a span of only five days, another farmer committed suicide in the district allegedly due to crop loss in Tora village under Sadar block here on Monday. On Wednesday, another farmer had killed himself. In the latest incident, family sources said, farmer Akshya Dharei had cultivated paddy over nine acres of his land. […]
Bhubaneswar: Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty today informed that 3.15 lakh hectares land in 70 blocks of 15 districts across the Odisha are affected by drought. Of the 15 districts, Bolangir, Bargarh, Dhenkanal, Boudh and Nuapada are most affected with Bolangir topping the list with 14 blocks followed by Bargarh with 10 blocks, the Minister informed. […]
Bolangir: As many as 98 bonded labourers, including 18 children were rescued by police today at Kantabanji railway station in Bolangir. Eleven persons working as middlemen were also detained by the police. “50 male, 20 female and 18 children being trafficked to brick kilns in Hyderabad, Chirlapalli, Kunoor in Andhra Pradesh were rescued,” said Kantabanji […]
Bhubaneswar: Eleven districts in Odisha have been affected due to scanty rainfall between June and September this year, informed Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty in a high level review meeting on drought situation chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today. Patnaik has instructed all district collectors to submit panchayatwari report on amount of […]
Bolangir: Farmers in the district are a worried lot due to the drought-like situation following scanty rainfall and have started working as migrant labourers to eke out a living. Gajindra, a Lakhapali resident, said, “If I move outside the State and work as a migrant labourer, I will earn some money. Otherwise, me and my […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government will no more wait for the crop cutting report before declaring a region drought-affected. The areas that record 50 percent less rainfall than normal for three consecutive weeks will be declared as ‘dry spell regions’, informed Revenue and Disaster Management Minister, Maheswar Mohanty on Friday. “An improvement in the drought situation was […]
Bhubaneswar: A possible drought like situation cannot be ruled out if several pockets of Odisha do not receive adequate rainfall in next couple of days. Moreover, Odisha government is closely monitoring the situation while alternative arrangements are being made to protect the standing crops in 30 blocks of 14 districts, said Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today set aside the allegations of drought-like situation in State even as Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) claimed several areas received scanty rainfall this year. Speaking on the adjournment motion moved by the Congress, Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty said the State registered 9.9 per cent less rainfall than normal by September 13 […]