Tag: Kharif Season

Koraput farmers rue delay in completion of Telengiri irrigation project

Koraput: Fate of many farmers of Koraput is hanging in balance as the much-awaited Telengiri irrigation project is marred by inordinate delays. As pert reports, Telengiri project was started in the 2003-04 at a cost of Rs 106 crore, but the delays have escalated the cost to Rs 1200 crore. “We are living in difficult […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Odisha to provide crop loan to landless farmers

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, for the first time, Odisha government has decided to provide loans to landless farmers in the State. Informing about the development, Cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro on Friday said, “Loans will be provided to landless farmers who basically take up agriculture on other people’s land.” Loans will be provided to […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha comes up with alternative paddy procurement plan

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has now come up with an ‘alternative plan’ to ensure the paddy procurement is not affected keeping in view the ongoing strike by the workers of Large Area Multi-Purpose Cooperative Societies (LAMPS) and Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) in the kharif season. As per the new directive issued by Cooperatives Department and […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
10 lakh crop loan beneficiaries untraceable in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government now seems to be in a fix as nearly 10 lakh farmers in Odisha, who had availed crop loans through cooperative societies last year, are now untraceable. Official sources said, as many as 19 lakh farmers had availed agricultural loans in the last Kharif season. Though 9 lakh had sold their paddy […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
NABARD asks State for early completion of Rupay kisan card conversion process

Bhubaneswar: Apprehending difficulties in disbursing kharif loans due to inordinate delay in conversion of old Kisan Credit Card (KCC) into Rupay Kisan Credit Card (RKCC), the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has cautioned the State government asking it to complete the process at the earliest for smooth monetary transaction for farmers. In […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Odisha targets record paddy procurement this year

Bhubaneswar: Buoyed by the bumper paddy crop in Kharif and Rabi seasons, the State government has targeted to procure a record quantity of paddy from farmers this year. Food Supplies secretary Pradipta Mohapatra informed this after a meeting with Paddy Procurement Committee here today. Briefing media persons, Mohapatra said Rabi paddy would be procured from […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
3.58 lakh tonne paddy procured till now in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has procured paddy to the tune of 3.58 lakh metric tonne from 53,000 farmers of the State, said Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Sanjay Dasburma today. After holding a review meeting with the Food Supplies and Cooperative department officials, Dasburma informed that paddy procurement is underway in 9 districts through […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
11.61 lakh Odisha farmers to get Rs 1,776 cr crop insurance

Bargarh: A total of 11.61 lakh farmers across the State will receive Rs 1,776 crore as crop insurance for Kharif season of 2015, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said today. Addressing a gathering during his visit to Bargarh district, he said more than one lakh farmers in the district will get Rs 276 crop insurance in […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Rabi paddy procurement to begin in May

Bhubaneswar: Paddy procurement for the Rabi season will begin across 19 districts in the second week of May and continue till June 30. The decision was taken at a meeting of the State level paddy procurement committee today. According to sources, the paddy procurement target for the Rabi season has been set at 10.29 lakh […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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Punjab paddy procurement crosses 115 lakh tonne

Chandigarh: Punjab has procured over 115 lakh tonne of paddy this kharif season, food and supplies officials said on Monday. Government agencies and private millers have procured 11,592,262 tonne of paddy in Punjab till Sunday evening.Over 99 per cent of the paddy has been procured by government agencies while the remaining has been procured by private […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Odisha govt sets target to cover 25 lakh farmers under crop insurance

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today set a target to cover 25 lakh farmers under crop insurance in 2017 Kharif season which is eight lakh more as compared to last Kharif season, an official release said. In addition to paddy, groundnut, cotton, turmeric and ginger, two more crops arhar and maize have been included from this year […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Odisha includes 7 crops under PMFBY insurance for kharif, 2017

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today decided to include seven major crops – paddy, groundnut, cotton, turmeric, ginger, red-gram (arhar) and maize – under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) for the kharif season, 2017. This was decided at the State Level Coordination (SLC) Committee meeting on Crop Insurance held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Odisha Extends Farmers' Registration Till September 17 For Kharif Paddy Procurement

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday extended the deadline for online registration of farmers till September 17 for procurement of paddy during the 2019-20 Kharif season. The last date for the registration was earlier fixed on September 10, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister RP Swain said. “The deadline for the online registration of farmers under […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Odisha To Procure 1 Lakh Quintal Of Ragi In Kharif Season

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has proposed to procure one lakh quintal of ragi during the Kharif season under the millets mission, an official said on Thursday. The government has decided that ‘ragi ladoos’ will also be a part of the children’s diet in Anganwadis. This was decided at the committee meeting on the Odisha Millets […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Odisha Farmers Stand Firm Against Token System Despite Collector's Intervention

Sambalpur/ Bargarh: Intensifying agitation against the introduction of centralised token system for procurement of paddy in the current kharif season, hundreds of irate farmers in Bargarh barged into the Collectorate and locked the main gate demanding intervention of the Collector. Following a discussion with the leaders of the farming community, the Collector said that the […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021