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Tag: Kharif Crops

Paddy-procurment
Paddy Procurement In Current Season Exceeds By 22.43%

New Delhi: Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution claimed that the Paddy procurement in current season has exceeded by 22.43 per cent as compared to the previous season and the Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops on MSP from the farmers. The ministry in a statement said Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 […]

Rabi-Crops
Odisha Govt Asks Collectors To Be Proactive In Assisting Farmers With Rabi Crops Amid COVID-19

Bhubaneswar:  The Odisha government has directed the district authorities to be proactive in assisting farmers for the ongoing Rabi season and start making preparations for Kharif crops after relaxations were announced for the agriculture sector amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The state government has already appointed 30 senior officers to monitor agriculture and related activities in […]

dry-land
Kandhamal farmers face hardship due to water scarcity

Pulbani: Large parts of agricultural land in Kandhamal district have now turned into parched land following water scarcity following which hundreds of farmers of the tribal-dominated district are now a dejected lot as there is neither any irrigation facility nor adequate rainfall in the area. The peasants have also alleged that they are yet to […]

Monsoon
Late monsoon in southern & central states, predicts Skymet

New Delhi: In a latest advisory issued on Monday, private weather forecaster Skymet has said that this year the country’s southern and central states might witness late and weak monsoon. According to Skymet, farmers in South and Central India should postpone the sowing of kharif crops to at least the second week of June. In […]

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Odisha doubts Centre's paddy FAQ relaxation norms

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has raised doubts on the Centre’s decision to relax fair average quality (FAQ) for paddy. At a time when procurement of more than 70% of kharif crops is over, the State has questioned the efficacy of the move. Food Supplies minister Surya Narayan Patro said the State has not been informed […]

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BJD sceptical over proposed MSP hike in Union budget

Bhubaneswar: The noise over minimum support price (MSP) of paddy is yet to die down in Odisha even though Finance minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the Union Budget on Thursday promised farmers a MSP that will be 1.5 times the production cost of Kharif crops. The ruling-BJD and the Congress in Odisha expressed doubts over […]

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Welcome MSP announcement in budget: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Though Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had mixed reactions on the Union Budget, he welcomed the Centre’s promise to offer Minimum Support Price (MSP) of 1.5 times the cost of production of Kharif crops. However, Naveen termed allocation for SC, ST and other vulnerable groups and social sector in the budget as ‘grossly inadequate.’ He […]