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Tag: Drought Assistance

BJD candidate Naba Das lures voters with fake drought assistance

Sambalpur: In a blatant breach of code of conduct, BJD candidate Naba Das was spotted luring voters during an election rally in Kuchinda area of Sambalpur today. In a video, Das is heard assuring allotment of two houses to Self Help Groups (SHGs) and financial assistance to farmers by announcing drought even if there was […]

Odisha announces drought assistance package for farmers

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced an assistance package for the farmers of drought-hit districts who have suffered crop loss of more than 33 percent. As per the announcement, agriculture input subsidy will be provided to small and marginal farmers at Rs 6,800 per hectare for non-irrigated land, Rs 13,500 per hectare for […]

Odisha govt to declare drought-hit areas in November

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will declare the areas which have been affected by drought in the State in the month of November. “We have asked the district collectors to submit report by October 22, following which drought-hit areas would be declared after October 31,” said Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi after a drought review meeting on […]

Odisha urges Centre to release insurance money for drought-hit farmers

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday urged the Centre to release Rs 795.31 crore for disbursal among the state’s drought-hit farmers. In a letter to Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, the Chief Minister said the state government had taken many steps to alleviate the hardships faced by the drought-hit farmers during Kharif […]

Bandh disrupts normal life in Boudh

Boudh: Normal life came to a standstill in Boudh due to a dawn-to-dusk bandh called by Bharatiya Kissan Sangh demanding fulfillment of their two-point charter of demand. Members of the body blocked roads at many places bringing vehicular movement to a grinding halt in the district. However, emergency services remained operational as the protesters spared […]

Odisha protests cut in Central drought aid

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has vehemently protested the decision of the Centre to cut about 20 percent (Rs 214.48 crore) of the drought assistance it had announced for the state late last year.