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Tag: Input Subsidy

Cyclone Titli: Odisha farmers to get input subsidy

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha government today decided to extend relief to farmers by announcing input subsidy for crop losses due to Cyclone Titli and subsequent floods. The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) directed the concerned district collectors and the Agriculture department to submit a detailed report after making field visits to affected districts. As per the decision, input […]

Massive corruption in input subsidy disbursal surfaces in Bolangir

Bolangir/Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government, on November 9, fixed modalities for distribution of agriculture input subsidy to ‘actual’ cultivators, including sharecroppers, who suffered crop loss due to pest attack. However, it seems that the farmers have been deprived of the benefits and become victim of a massive corruption which involves some government officials. According to sources, […]

CM directs collectors to stay alert before low pressure rains

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed district collectors to stay alert before the unseasonal low pressure rains from December 7 and ensure safety of harvested paddy crops. Speaking on the CM’s minutes of video conference with the district collectors, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupad Sethi said administration in various districts has been asked to spread […]

Odisha gears up to protect crops amid rain forecast

Bhubaneswar: After the Meteorological department predicted that a well marked low pressure over Bay of Bengal is likely to hit Odisha coast in next two days triggering rain, the State government has geared up to protect standing crops of farmers who have already suffered due to pest menace, drought and unseasonal rain. At an emergency […]

Odisha begins agriculture input subsidy disbursal among drought-hit farmers

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 […]

Pest Menace: Farmers, including sharecroppers, to get compensation

Bhubaneswar: Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi today issued guidelines to all the district collectors on allocation of compensation for crop loss due to pest attack. The agriculture input subsidy will be provided to actual farmers, including share croppers and lessees.  Farmers allotted land under the Forest Rights Act will also be provided the subsidy. […]

Farmers’ body observes 12-hour bandh in Birmaharajpur

Birmaharajpur: Krushak Bikash Parishad, a farmers’ body, is observing a 12-hour bandh at Birmaharajpur in Subarnapur district today to protest against the non-payment of input subsidy and crop insurance dues to farmers who suffered crop loss in last year’s drought. The dawn-to-dusk bandh has disrupted normal life in the town as workers of the Praishad […]