The opposition BJP in Odisha Assembly demanded to form a House Committee to study the situation in the State allegedly grappling with drought
A total of 25 of 30 districts in Odisha have received deficit rainfall between -59% and -20 % in the last three months.
While extremely dry conditions are prevailing in Jajpur, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Bargarh, Bolangir, Sonepur, Boudh, Kandhamal and Nayagarh are witnessing severely dry conditions
Apart from the contingency crop plan, the State government has also directed authorities to ensure water supply to the canals and maintain coordination in execution of MNREGS programmes.
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.
The Odisha government on Monday chalked out a comprehensive action plan to tackle any emerging drought situation in the State which appears increasingly imminent in the wake of an acute deficit in precipitation this season.
In Odisha, the actual SPI of Jajpur and Bhadrak is estimated at (-)3.12 and (-)2.76, respectively. While it is over (-)2 in Keonjhar, a high of 11 other districts have a value of more than (-)1. In the rest of the 16 districts, the value is negative but below (-)1
Subarnapur: Far from usual wetness, the ongoing monsoon in Odisha has rather been a dry affair. The State has witnessed a deficit of around 12% in the seasonal rainfall as compared to the long-term average. The situation is extremely severe in the coastal part of the State which has been the hardest hit region due […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The spectre of a drought has begun to haunt the state with a large number of districts experiencing less than normal rainfall. As many as 21 out the total 30 districts have witnessed deficient rainfall, triggering all round concern. Even in ‘normal’ districts there are pockets of deficiency because of uneven […]
Bhubaneswar: Even though the Odisha government continues to refute Opposition’s claim that several parts of the State are facing a drought-like situation, the BJP and Congress today lashed out at the Naveen government for its alleged apathy towards the farmers’ plight in the State. During the Question Hour in the Assembly on Thursday, Leader of […]
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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 […]
Bhubaneswar/Nuapada: “The condition of farmers here is worse. It’s unfortunate that the Odisha government failed to protect the interest of the agrarian community in Nuapada,” said BJP’s Kisan Morcha National General Secretary P Sugunakar Rao after reviewing the drought situation in the district here on Saturday. A six-member Central team of BJP comprising BJP MPs […]
The fire that a shattered Brunda Sahu lit on his paddy field devastated by ‘chakada’ insects on Tuesday, a day before committing suicide at the very same place the next day, is spreading frighteningly fast and threatening to engulf almost the whole of western Odisha and parts of south Odisha in its flames. As eminent farmers’ […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha has received nine per cent less rainfall this monsoon season with Balangir receiving 34 per cent less rain, said a meteorological department report. Sarat Chandra Sahu, director of the India Meteorological Department’s Bhubaneswar regional centre, said that the State should have received 1150mm rainfall by now but it has so far received only […]