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Tag: Kendu Leaf

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Odisha Provides Employment To 8 Lakh People In Kendu Leaf Trade During COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: Around eight lakh people were provided employment during the lockdown by Odisha government through Kendu leaf operations, official sources said on Wednesday. The kendu leaf operation during adverse weather conditions in February and March along with COVID-19 lockdowns are set to generate a trade surplus of Rs 100 crore, said Chief Secretary A K […]

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Odisha govt announces benefits amounting to Rs 87.50 crore for kendu leaf workers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday announced a slew of benefits amounting to Rs 87.50 crore for around 8.35 lakh kendu leaf workers who are facing a rough phase due to COVID-19 pandemic. The beneficiaries include about eight lakh pluckers, who are the poorest of the poor and mostly women, about 17,500 binders and over […]

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Hailstorm damages kendu leaves: Pluckers in Sundergarh villages suffer loss

Sundergarh: The pre-monsoon rains have turned a nightmare for Kendu leaf pluckers of Sundergarh district. The unseasonal rain accompanied with hailstorm has destroyed the cultivation of Kendu leaves in Khatugaon range in Bonai area of the district. As if the ill-timed showers were not enough, insects and pests have added to the woes of locals […]

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Kendu Leaf DFO caught while accepting bribe

Nuapada: Vigilance sleuths today arrested Khadial Kendu Leaf Division’s DFO Laxmikanta Mishra while he was demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 2.20 lakh from a Ranger here in Nuapada district. According to sources, a government project of Rs 13 lakh has been sanctioned for Lakhna Range in the district to construct houses and kendu […]

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'23% shortfall in kendu leaf production in Odisha likely'

Bhubaneswar: A shortfall of about 23 per cent in kendu leaf production is likely in Odisha during 2016-17 due to hailstorm, officials said. While around 3.75 lakh quintal of kendu leaf was produced during 2015-16 and generated a total sale value of Rs 542 crore, the production this year (2016-17) had been estimated at 3.39 […]

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