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Tag: Irrigation

Farmer In Remote Odisha Village Irrigates Farmland Without Electricity, Battery; Know How 
Farmer In Remote Odisha Village Irrigates Farmland Without Electricity, Battery; Know How 

Little educated Maheshwar Binjhal of Kayakuda village under Jujumura Block in Sambalpur district has made this possible. At present, crops in his farmland are undulating in breeze.

Not Enough Water In Reservoirs For Irrigation: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday said there was not enough water in state reservoirs for irrigation. Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi read out a statement in the assembly in this regard, after opposition BJP and Congress members expressed fear of a drought due to scanty rainfall across the state. “There is not […]

Farmers in Koraput yet to reap benefit from Deep Borewell Irrigation scheme

Jeypore: Hopes of Padlam Gadaba, a farmer from Mahadeiput panchayat in Koraput district, to get a borewell has washed away. Though Padlam deposited Rs 10,000 at Union Bank of India, Koraput branch, for a borewell under the Deep Borewell Irrigation Scheme of the Biju Krushak Vikash Yojana, he has been left in despair as no […]

Man killed over irrigation of land in Keonjhar, 2 held

Keonjhar: Two youths have been arrested by the Sadar police today for mercilessly thrashing an elderly man to death over irrigation of a farmland at Kunjardiha village in Keonjhar district on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Suniya Behera while the accused duo has been identified as Samara Munda and Toyi Munda. According to […]

Canal man's channel: 70-yr-old carves way for water to irrigate 100 acres land

Bhubaneswar: The refreshing greens in more than 100 acres of agriculture land in and around the Baitarni village in Banspal block of Keonjhar owe it all to the grit and determination of one single man. Meet Daitari Nayak, a 70 year old farmer who single-handedly carved out a three kilometer canal from the Gonasika mountains […]

Broken gate of Balimela Dam raises concerns

Malkangiri: The emergency gate of Balimela Dam constructed on Sileru River in Malkangiri district has not been closed since the day it was opened as a result of which water is constantly flowing out of the dam. It is suspected that if the water flow is left unchecked then it will adversely affect irrigation and […]

4th Test 3rd Innings: Opp rakes up lack of irrigation, distress sale issues

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Naveen Patnaik government completed three years of its fourth term in Odisha today, the Opposition parties lambasted the ruling party over non-availability of irrigation facilities in the State, delay in opening mandis and distress sale of agro products. Talking to OTV during a special show, 4th Test 3rd Innings, […]

Odisha approves Rs 1,796.27-cr projs under irrigation scheme

Bhubaneswar: To create an additional irrigation potential of 10 lakh hectares by 2018-19, Odisha government today approved proposals to award works worth Rs 1,796.27 crore for 54 more projects in four clusters under mega lift irrigation scheme. The proposals were approved at a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who is also […]

Odisha to maximise irrigation potential: Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: To optimise agriculture productivity in the state, the Odisha government will maximise irrigation potential. A decision to this effect was taken at the third Agriculture Cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here today. Briefing media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said as per […]

ADB lends $120 mn for improving irrigation in Odisha

New Delhi: India signed a $120 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) here on Tuesday to improve irrigation and water management infrastructure in Odisha. “The financing will be used for modernising seven irrigation sub-projects, resulting in improved irrigation in over 100,000 hectares, and strengthening the institutional capacity of Odisha’s water resources,” the […]

Agri Budget focuses on Irrigation, Millet Farming

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance minister Pradip Amat on Friday presented a separate Agriculture budget of Rs 13,181.89 crore for the year 2016-17 that focuses on irrigation, millet farming and start-ups to promote agri-based industries in the State. Presenting the agriculture budget Amat said, “Untimely and scanty rains have affected agricultural output across the State. We need […]

Bigger outlay for agri in budget; focus on irrigation

Bhubaneswar: Agriculture will see increased allocation in the state budget for 2016-17 with greater emphasis on irrigation. At the first Agriculture Cabinet meet on Thursday, the Finance, Agriculture and other concerned departments have been asked to increase the spending for Agriculture sector. “The Agriculture Cabinet Committee has directed the Planning & Coordination department, Finance department, […]

Less rains: Odisha govt to provide 40,000 pump sets to farmers

Bhubaneswar: With 111 of the 314 blocks in Odisha receiving less than average rainfall so far, the state government today decided to provide 40,000 water pump sets to farmers at a subsidised price, besides supplying quality seeds and fertilisers. “The government has decided to provide 40,000 water pump sets to farmers in rainfall-deficient areas. A […]