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  • Wednesday, 07 September 2022
Odisha farmers decry delay in insurance payment, stage protest
Odisha farmers decry delay in insurance payment, stage protest

According to farmers there has been an unreasonable delay in providing insurance assistance to the drought-affected farmers. 

  • Monday, 13 June 2022
Reservoirs Drying In Odisha This Monsoon
Drying Reservoirs Ring Drought Bells In Odisha

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.

  • Thursday, 26 August 2021
Odisha Records Deficit Rainfall In 24 Dists, Low Pressure Likely After Aug 15

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

  • Thursday, 12 August 2021
Drought Fear Looms Large In 21 Odisha Districts: Dry Spell To Continue Till Aug 16

While nine districts in Odisha have received normal rainfall, below-average rainfall has been reported in 21 districts so far.

  • Monday, 09 August 2021
Govt waives off admission, tuition fees for students in drought-hit districts

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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha begins agriculture input subsidy disbursal among drought-hit farmers

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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha farmer commits suicide
Bargarh witnesses second farmer suicide in a week

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. […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
70 blocks of 15 districts ‘affected by drought’ in Odisha

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. […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
98 bonded labourers from Bolangir rescued

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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Drought scare: 11 districts affected due to scanty rainfall

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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Dry spell forces farmers to become migrant workers

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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Areas with less than 50% rains to be declared ‘dry spell regions’

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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Minister warns of possible drought in many districts of state

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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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No drought-like situation in State: Govt

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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021