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Tag: Farmers Issue

Odisha Budget 2020-21
Ruckus Continues In Odisha Assembly Over Paddy Procurement Issue

Bhubaneswar: The second day of the ongoing Odisha Assembly session witnessed pandemonium again after the members of opposition BJP and Congress created ruckus over the farmers’ issue on Friday. Following the uproar, Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro adjourned the proceedings till 11.30 am and later till 4 pm. As soon as the House assembled for question […]

Odisha BJP 'Suspends' Dharna In Sambalpur Police Station Over Farmers' Issue
Odisha BJP 'Suspends' Dharna In Sambalpur Police Station Over Farmers' Issue

Sambalpur: The BJP on Friday said that it has ‘suspended’ the dharna over farmers’ issue on the premises of the Sambalpur Town police station following a discussion with the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), North Division, Niranjan Sahu. Leaders of the saffron party launched the dharna on Thursday evening demanding procurement of paddy which has been […]

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Minister’s Assurance To Odisha Farmers On Behalf Of Govt Or Party: Oppn

Bhubaneswar: A day after Labour Minister Susant Singh and deputy government chief whip Rohit Pujari, announced about relaxation of centralised token system in select areas following a discussion with the agitating farmers in Sambalpur and Bargarh, the Assembly today witnessed noisy scenes with Opposition leaders questioning the motive behind sending both of them for a […]

BJP Krushak Morcha up in arms over farmers' issue

Bhubaneswar: Members of the Odisha BJP Krushak Morcha today scuffled with security personnel while trying to barge into the premises of the State Secretariat here opposing Cooperation Minister Surjya Narayan Patro’s remark challenging the Opposition to prove allegations that paddy is being procured at prices below the stipulated MSP at different mandis across the State. […]

Odisha BJP on warpath against ruling-BJD over farmers’ issues

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP today turned the heat on the ruling-BJD by organising a huge farmer agitation to protest improper functioning of mandis and irregularities in paddy procurement. Saffron party members along with thousands of farmers holding placards, ploughs and also carrying paddy packets on trucks took out a rally to gherao the […]

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 […]

Congress promises farm loan waiver in Odisha if voted to power

Bhubaneswar: Buoyed by its performance in the recently concluded Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan, Odisha unit of the Congress party today promised farm loan waiver for the farmers in the State if they are voted to power. Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) today convened the first meeting of its manifesto committee at […]

Farmers across India need different solutions: President

Kanpur: President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said farmers in different parts of the country need different solutions and that the quality of farm products should be of international standards. “In a country as vast as India, problems of farmers in different regions are different. We will have to find solutions according to their needs,” […]

Paddy MSP hike: BJD to stage dharna before Raj Bhavan on Nov 27

Bhubaneswar:  After being cornered by opposition parties over farmers’ issue in Odisha, the BJD has now decided to intensify its agitation seeking a hike in paddy minimum support price (MSP). In a counter move, the ruling BJD will stage a demonstration in front of Raj Bhavan on November 27 against Centre’s decision to reject Odisha’s […]

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Mahanadi, farmers' issues my prime focus: RS nominee Pratap Deb

Bhubaneswar: Farmers’ problems, allocation of central funds and Mahanadi water dispute are the issues on top of his priority list to be raised in Parliament, said BJD spokesperson Pratap Deb soon after filing nomination today for the by-poll to the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha. Talking to OTV Deb said, “My prime focus will […]

Furore continues in Odisha Assembly over farmers’ issues

Bhubaneswar: The Assembly today witnessed similar pandemonium for the six consecutive day as the stand-off between government and opposition parties over the cases of farmers’ suicide continued in the House on Tuesday. Unable to run the House, Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned it for an hour only three minutes after the the House assembled for the […]

MLAs raise farmers' issue in House

Bhubaneswar: Cutting across party lines, the members in the State Assembly today expressed concern over various problems in procuring paddy from the farmers and for delaying the payment of Rs 100 as bonus per quintal to the cultivators. Responding to Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh who pointed out that the problem is acute in Kalahandi, […]