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Focus On Farmers' Problems: VP Naidu To CSIR Scientists
Focus On Farmers' Problems: VP Naidu To CSIR Scientists

Observing that the COVID-19 pandemic is just one unforeseen crisis and that there are many challenges, he said institutions like the CSIR need to gear up to address any sudden and unexpected problem.

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‘Krushak Odisha’ Database: Opposition Accuses Odisha Govt Of Doing Politics On Farmers

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated ‘Krushak Odisha’, a farmers’ database, Opposition political parties on Saturday accused the ruling-BJD of doing politics on farmers and questioned as to what forced the government to come up with such an idea after 20 years of rule. While the BJP alleged that the ruling-BJD […]

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Congress faces off with Odisha Assembly speaker demanding discussion on farmer issues

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly was adjourned twice on Monday amid uproar by Congress members, who demanded a discussion on the challenges faced by the farmers and the welfare schemes initiated for them by the government. As soon as the House assembled for the Question Hour, the Congress MLAs moved a notice, seeking a discussion on […]

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Op-Ed: Farmers’ Issues Take A Back Seat

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Considering that Odisha’s economy is still primarily an agricultural economy issues relating to farmers should have taken the centre-stage in this election. But the only such issue being highlighted by the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is the Centre’s failure to raise the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy. The party […]

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KALIA scheme is like ‘old wine in new bottle’: NNKS

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha government announced Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme for supporting small and marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers in the State, the Navnirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) spear heading the ongoing farmers’ agitation dubbed the scheme as old wine in new bottle. At a presser held today, NNKS […]

Odisha announces Rs 10k-crore KALIA scheme for farmers

Bhubaneswar: With the farm loan waiver issue heating up the political landscape across the country, the Odisha government today announced Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme for supporting small and marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers in the state. The total expenditure under KALIA scheme will be around Rs 10,000 crore over […]

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Odisha government failed to address farmers' issues: Pradhan

Bargarh: As the farmers’ issue continues to take the centre stage and proved to be a deciding factor in the recent Assembly elections in neighbouring States, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today came down heavily on the ruling-BJD government and accused it neglecting farmers. “Farmers in our State are not able to get water for […]

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Odisha government should accept farmer suicides: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP targeted the ruling BJD today over a series of issues affecting farmers including drought, suicides due to crop failure and irregularities in paddy procurement in the State. BJP State president Basant Panda in a presser at the party headquarters in Bhubaneswar produced a list of farmers who committed suicide […]

Odisha BJP puts forth farmer concerns before Parliamentary Committee

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of Odisha BJP met the Chairman, Standing Committee of Parliament on Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Hukmdev Narayan Yadav today and submitted a memorandum to him over various farmer issues in the State. A team led by State BJP Vice-President Samir Mohanty met Yadav, BJP MP from Madhubani constituency of Bihar, who is […]