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Tag: Kharif

CCEA clears 50-83% MSP hike for 14 kharif crops

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here on Monday, approved 50-83 per cent rise in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of 14 Kharif crops for the 2020-21 marketing season. The highest MSP rise was proposed for nigerseed (Rs 755 per quintal), followed by sesamum (Rs 370 […]

Aadhaar Linkage Data Reveals Huge Farm Loan Irregularities In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: While the Odisha government has introduced strict rules of linking Aadhaar with bank accounts for farmers willing to get loans for crops and sell their produce to government, huge discrepancy between registered farmers and those who have availed farm loans after Aadhaar linkage have now come to the fore. As per figures released by the […]

Odisha targets 55 lakh tonne paddy procurement during Kharif season

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha cabinet on Monday approved the food and procurement policy for the Kharif marketing season 2018-19 with a target to procure 55 lakh tonnes of paddy from farmers. This will be equivalent to 37 lakh tonnes of rice, Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi said. However, there is no bar on the procurement of a […]

Odisha releases Rs 364.76 cr for rain-affected farmers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday released Rs 364.76 crore to Collectors of 19 districts for payment of agriculture input subsidy to farmers affected by the unseasonal rain. The government notified an area of 40,7100.77 hectares in 14,720 villages under 2,460 Gram Panchayats of 133 blocks and 257 wards of 38 urban local bodies in […]

Crop loss spreads over 3.84 lakh hectares due to unseasonal rain

Bhubaneswar: Kharif crop loss due to unseasonal rain has spread over 3.84 lakh hectares of agricultural land, the Odisha government said on Monday. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) BP Sethi said his office compiled the information provided by the collectors of all the 30 districts. At least 19 districts in the state have been affected by […]

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Odisha seeks changes in NDRF, SDRF norms

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today urged the Centre to enhance the quantum of assistance being given to farmers since they have been affected by drought as well as pest attack during this year’s Kharif season. Some districts of Odisha are facing drought situation due to deficient and uneven rainfall during Kharif-2017 and pest attacks in […]

Odisha to process Rabi crop loans for drought-hit farmers in 15 days

Bhubaneswar: Days after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced drought assistance package for the farmers who have suffered crop loss of 33 per cent and above during Kharif season 2017, the Odisha government today issued a notice to concerned officials with clear instructions to process loans for Rabi cultivation of affected farmers within 15 days of […]

Kharif paddy procurement to begin from Nov 1: Minister

Sambalpur: Kharif paddy procurement from farmers in the state will begin from November 1, informed Food Supplies Minister Surya Narayan Patro today in a meeting organised at the conference hall of Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Northern Division. The paddy procurement will start from Kalahandi district and later it will be done in Bargarh on November […]

Ganjam administration to introduce 5 new paddy varieties

In a bid to increase productivity, the administration in Ganjam district has decided to introduce five high-yielding, and drought and flood-resistance paddy varieties during the current kharif season