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Odisha Lags Behind In MSP Outreach
Only 13.95 Lakh Odisha Farmers Avail Paddy MSP Vs 20.53 Lakh In Chhattisgarh

Paddy farmers benefitting from MSP in Odisha up by mere 29 percent during the 5-year period. But the same was up by over 296 per cent in Telangana, 188 per cent in Andhra Pradesh and 90 percent in Chhattisgarh from 2015-16 to 2020-21  

Odisha To Move Centre For Implementation Of Swaminathan Recommendations On MSP

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the nationwide farmers protests against the central farm laws, Odisha government Tuesday decided to move the Centre demanding implementation of the M S Swaminathan Committee recommendations regarding minimum support price for all crops. The decision in this regard was taken at the cabinet meeting here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. […]

BJP Takes A Jibe At BJD Over Comments On 'Non-Implementation Of Swaminathan Panel Report'

Bhubaneswar: Following BJD MP Sasmit Patra’s statements in the Rajya Sabha that the Centre has not implemented the recommendations of Swaminathan Committee report on fixing the MSP properly, Odisha BJP leaders slammed the BJD for ‘presenting false facts in the Parliament’. Criticising the BJD MP for allegedly spreading misinformation to mislead people, State BJP General […]

Farm Bills: Successful Paddy Procurement System In Odisha Should Not Get Upset, Says Minister

Bhubaneswar: Centre should have discussed with all the stakeholders before passing the Farm Bills, or else such unrest among the farming community across the country would not have erupted. But in any case, the successful model of paddy procurement system that has been in operation in the state from many years now should not get […]

Anti-National Forces Behind Farmers’ Protest: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi

Bhubaneswar: Farmers have nothing to do with the ongoing protests against the new farm reform laws. Moreover, anti-national forces are behind such agitations, said Union Minister Pratap Sarangi on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured that MSP and mandi system will remain and the farmers do not have to worry about it, said the […]

What BJD Has Done For Farmers In 21 Years: BJP’s Pradip Purohit

Bhubaneswar: The farmers across Odisha are not able to sell their produce, mostly paddy in mandis and the token system introduced by the State government has compounded their miseries, alleged BJP leader Pradip Purohit on Friday. Though the Centre has fixed Minimum Support Price (MSP) at Rs 1868 per quintal of paddy, the farmers are […]

Odisha Cabinet Approves Important Decisions: Here Are The Highlights

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday resolved to move the Union Government to reiterate its earlier stand on the implementation of recommendations of MS Swaminathan Committee regarding Minimum Support Price (MSP) of all crops, for doubling the farmers’ income. The State Legislative Assembly had earlier passed unanimous resolutions in this regard in 2017 and again in […]

New Farm Bills: What Experts Think About Its Impact On Odisha Farmers
New Farm Bills: What Experts Think About Its Impact On Odisha Farmers

Bhubaneswar: Even as the nation-wide protests by farmer over the recently passed Farm bills touched a crescendo today with the shutdown of India (Bharat Bandh), it seems the real entities who are going to be hit hard by the new bills are none other than the State governments, who are set to forego a chunk […]

Odisha: Eight Border Districts Asked To Prevent Entry Of Paddy From Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar:The Odisha government has asked collectors of eight inter-state border districts to prevent entry of paddy from Chhattishgarh so that the MSP does not go to unauthorised persons, officials said on Monday. The eight districts whose collectors have been put on alert are Bargarh, Sambalpur, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Jharsuguda, Sundergarh and Nabarangpur, the officials said. […]

BJD For Implementation Of Swaminathan Commission Recommendations On MSP: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, whose party BJD opposed the passage of farm bills in Rajya Sabha, on Monday said they will fight for implementation of Swaminathan Commission recommendations on fixing of the Minimum Support Price (MSP). Patnaik said this while addressing the BJD Legislature Party meeting on the eve of monsoon session of […]

Cotton Farmers Forced To Sell Produce Below MSP In Odisha

Bolangir: Cotton, popularly referred to as white gold is a widely-cultivated in Bolangir district after paddy. However, several farmers are now forced to go for distress sale of their produce allegedly due to lack of adequate mandi facilities. Cotton growers in the district are a worried lot due to the non-availability of mandis for the […]

Govt hikes wheat MSP by Rs 85/qtl; pulses up to Rs 325/qtl

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday increased the minimum support price (MSP) for wheat by Rs 85 to Rs 1,925 a quintal and for pulses by up to Rs 325 per quintal, official sources said. A decision in this regard was taken at the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), headed by […]

Odisha farmers spend Rs 2,403 to produce a quintal of paddy, get only Rs 1,815

Bhubaneswar: Compared to an estimated cost of production of paddy at Rs 2,403 a quintal in Odisha, farmers in the state lose Rs 588 per quintal when they sell their produce to the government at the Minimum Support Price (MSP). This was evident from the statement of Odisha’s agriculture minister Arun Kumar Sahoo in the […]

Naveen's BJP tilt raises concerns over Odisha's long-standing demands

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has been at loggerheads with the Centre over a host of issues like Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Paddy, rising oil prices, Polavaram dam and special category status for the state. However, the ruling BJD’s tilt towards the BJP has resulted in noticeable softening of its stance on these issue, which many believe, […]

First Modi 2.0 Cabinet extends PM Kisan scheme to more farmers

New Delhi: In a major push to boost rural consumption, the Modi government in its first Cabinet meeting decided to cover all the farmers, irrespective of their land holdings, under PM Kisan scheme that promises to transfer Rs 6,000 in their bank accounts. The revised scheme envisages to cover 2 crore more farmers with an […]

Budget may hike farm funds by 30%, raise subsidy: Sources

New Delhi: Continuing its focus on the stressed agriculture sector in the upcoming full Budget in July, the Finance Ministry is likely to increase allocation by a minimum 30 per cent over the interim Budget figures, as well as announce a flagship farmers’ scheme, official sources said on Friday. Sources privy to the budget preparations […]

Cabinet approves MSP of Rs 3,950 per quintal for raw jute

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved an increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for raw jute by Rs 250 to Rs 3,950 per quintal for 2019-20 season. The new MSP would yield returns of 55.81 per cent over the production cost of fair average quality of raw jute, which […]

BJP Krushak Morcha up in arms over farmers' issue

Bhubaneswar: Members of the Odisha BJP Krushak Morcha today scuffled with security personnel while trying to barge into the premises of the State Secretariat here opposing Cooperation Minister Surjya Narayan Patro’s remark challenging the Opposition to prove allegations that paddy is being procured at prices below the stipulated MSP at different mandis across the State. […]

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 […]

BJD to stage protest in Delhi demanding hike in paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: To press for hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy and implementation of M.S. Swaminathan Committee recommendations, the BJD has decided to stage demonstration outside the Parliament in New Delhi on January 8. Hundreds of BJD leaders and workers will leave for New Delhi in a special train to take part in […]

Paddy Procurement
Politics over paddy MSP heats up as NITI Aayog seeks data from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent Jharsuguda visit expressed concerns over the fact that Odisha farmers are not getting the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce, NITI Aayog has now swung into action and sought certain crucial information from the State government. The Odisha Food and Civil Supplies Department has now […]

Cabinet approves 50% profit over input cost for rabi crops

New Delhi: A day after farmers protested for higher crop prices on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, the BJP-led government on Wednesday approved MSP for rabi crops ensuring at least 50 per cent profit over production cost, including a Rs 105 hike for wheat. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra […]

Tribals ignored by Odisha government: Jual Oram

Bhubaneswar: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram accused the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-led Odisha government of ignoring the tribals in the State. Speaking to the media, Jual Oram said that the state government is harassing the members of the tribal communities in Odisha in the name of caste certificates. Targeting the BJD government, the Union […]

Cabinet approves Rs 200 per quintal hike in MSP for paddy

New Delhi: The Central government on Wednesday hiked the minimum support price for paddy by a steep Rs 200 per quintal as it looked to fulfil its poll promise to give farmers 50 per cent more rate than their cost of production. The decision, taken by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, […]