“In case of farming sector, benefits don’t come overnight as it takes time to get results. The Central government had implemented several schemes and initiatives in the last eight years and they have started paying dividends now,” said the Union Minister.
A sum of Rs 804 crore was deposited in the bank accounts of over 40 lakh small and marginal farmers.
After devastation wreaked by the Cyclonic storm Jawad, mandi mismanagement in many districts of Odisha has provided ample opportunity for dalals to rob the farmers of their money hard-earned from harvested crops.
As if the devastation caused to the paddy and vegetable crops by cyclone ‘Jawad’ induced heavy rain was not enough, the recent two-day-long downpour triggered by a trap-line has dealt a severe blow to the farmers in the State.
Under high stress, farmers are wrapping up their work of harvest and dispatch the grains to safer places before the spells of rain begin.
As per reports, in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, tons of paddy were transported to Andhra Pradesh for sell while middlemen made hay.
In 1992, that’s about 30 years ago, as Agriculture Secretary of Odisha Government, I had visited Nasik, Dhule and Jalgaon region of Maharashtra and looked at the agricultural development. This…
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