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Tag: Mandis

Paddy procurement
Koraput Farmers Allege Irregularities In Paddy Procurement

Koraput: At a time when the Odisha government is coming up with a series of initiatives for smooth paddy procurement in the State, allegations about irregularities in the farmers’ registration for the process have cropped up at several mandis in Kusumi and Kotpad blocks here in the district. Many farmers of these blocks have alleged […]

Odisha Farmers Launch Protest Over Token System In Paddy Procurement

Bhubaneswar: Paddy packets are piling up in heaps in front of mandis across Odisha, as the token system continues to pose a hurdle triggering widespread resentment among farmers. Failing to sell their paddy, the irate farmers in Malkangiri district staged a road blockade at Korakonda road by keeping paddy packets on the road. The farmers […]

Paddy Procurement Delayed As Mandis Yet To Open In Sundergarh District

Sundergarh: Even as the procurement of paddy began almost a month ago in Odisha, farmers of Sundergarh district alleged that they are facing a harrowing time to sell their harvest due to delay in opening of mandis. Farmers of the district also claimed that they have not received the tokens which the State government has […]

Farmers in distress as quintals of paddy lie unsold in mandis

Malkangiri/Bhadrak: Farmers of Malkangiri and Bhadrak have been crying foul as paddy has remained unsold in various mandis of the districts. Reports say, in 62 mandis across Odisha, 3,46,264 bags of paddy are lying unsold. Even after 2 months since the beginning of procurement process in Malkangiri, multiple gunny bags filled with paddy are lying […]

Controversy erupts over 'fake' farmers selling paddy at mandis

Sambalpur: Amid allegations of lapses in paddy procurement in the state, some local farmers of Sambalpur have alleged that the paddy brought to the mandis for sale do not belong to the real farmers but are of middlemen, traders and  ‘fake’ farmers. As per reports, several trucks and tractors carrying sacks of paddy were seized […]

BJP demands Surjya Patro's resignation over paddy procurement 'lapses'

Bhubaneswar: The BJP today slammed Odisha Cooperation Minister Surjya Narayan Patro, who had challenged the Opposition parties to prove the allegations that paddy is being sold at prices below the MSP in mandis. Patro had said that he will quit if the allegations are proven. Accusing Patro of hoodwinking the residents of Odisha, Odisha BJP […]

Surjya Patro offers to quit daring Opposition to prove paddy procurement below MSP

Bhubaneswar: The State Cooperation Minister Surjya Narayan Patro challenged the Opposition to prove allegations that paddy is being procured at prices below the stipulated MSP of Rs 1750 per quintal in mandis across Odisha and said that he will quit politics if the allegations are true. Patro’s comments came during a press conference today where […]

Amid pitched political battle, Odisha paddy farmers continue to suffer

Subarnapur/Ganjam: Paddy farmers across Odisha continue to face hardship as mandis in many parts of the State are yet to open. While some of the farmers are selling their paddy at lower prices to agents from other States, others are spending sleepless nights guarding the paddy outside mandis. According to sources, as many as 13,000 […]

Hassles in procurement forcing Odisha farmers to sell paddy in neighbouring states

Bhubaneswar: Farmers in Odisha are opting to sell their paddy in neighbouring states as delay in opening of mandis and alleged harassment by rice millers have made the paddy procurement process cumbersome. According to sources, as mandis did not open, farmers in Bahalda of Mayurbhanj and Jaleswar, Bhogarai and Basta of Balasore districts are selling […]

Odisha farmers warn of non-cooperation agitation from February 2019

Bhubaneswar: With farmer protests and agricultural distress becoming a major game changer in three Hindi heartland States of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, all three major political parties in Odisha now seem to be chalking out plans to garner votes of farmers in the State. But with the State government already on the firing line […]