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Tag: Odisha Farmers

Odisha Farmer Ends Life Over Crop Damage, Debt Burden
Odisha Farmer Ends Life Over Crop Damage, Debt Burden

Kundu was under depression for many days following the loss of the ripe crop. Feeling helpless over the debt burden and the huge loss, Kundu allegedly consumed poison around a week back.

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Cyclone Jawad Impact: Unseasonal Rain Shatters Hopes Of Farmers In Several Odisha Districts

A Central team is scheduled to visit Jajpur district on Monday for an assessment of the damages caused by the cyclonic storm.

Cyclone Jawad Impact: Unseasonal Rain Sinks Hopes Of Farmers In Many Parts Of Odisha
Cyclone Jawad Impact: Unseasonal Rain Sinks Hopes Of Farmers In Many Parts Of Odisha

Vegetable farmers also have suffered a huge loss during the heavy downpour. At places where crops have managed to evade the cyclonic impact, apprehension of pest attacks have doubled the agony of farmers.

Cyclone Jawad Impact- Odisha Farmers Stare At Uncertainty Over Massive Crop Loss
Cyclone Jawad Impact- Odisha Farmers Stare At Uncertainty Over Massive Crop Loss

Though some of the farmers were able to harvest the crops, they failed to shift the yield to safer places in due time. The croppers have expressed huge concerns that if the wet conditions continue for a longer period, it would eventually wipe out any chance of break-even in the production of the crops.

Cyclone Threat To Odisha: OUAT Sounds Alert For Farmers, Issues Advisory
Cyclone Threat To Odisha: OUAT Sounds Alert For Farmers, Issues Advisory

In view of the low-pressure forecast, the Special Relief Commissioner has sounded alert for all Collectors and instructed them to remain prepared for the situation.

5T Feedbacks Show Odisha Govt Schemes Unable To Wipe Tears Of Farmers
5T Feedbacks Show Odisha Govt Schemes Unable To Wipe Tears Of Farmers

Some 5T feedback forms filed up by farmers have suggested that they are facing extreme troubles even before availing agricultural loans. Farmers have also alleged that the officials demanded more money while sanctioning agricultural loans and purchasing of fertilisers, and seeds.

BJD Stages Protest Against Centre In Bhubaneswar Over Short Supply Of Urea 
BJD Stages Protest Against Centre In Bhubaneswar Over Short Supply Of Urea 

State's BJP Krushak Morcha President Pradip Purohit said, "Centre has supplied adequate quantity of urea fertilisers to Odisha. However, the ruling government has miserably failed to monitor the stock.

Farmers Fight Over Difference In Demand For Urea At Odisha's Nabarangpur
Farmers Fight Over Difference In Demand For Urea At Odisha's Nabarangpur

Scanty rainfall and shortage of Urea continues to pile up worries for the farmers in the State. While some farmers are not getting fertilizer at the LAMPS, some are forced to buy the same at higher prices from private sources. Shortage of Urea along with rainfall deficit has created a double whammy situation for the farming community already reeling under Covid crisis.

Fertilizer Shortage Haunts Odisha Farmers While Political Parties Busy In Blame Game
Fertilizer Shortage Haunts Odisha Farmers While Political Parties Busy In Blame Game

The situation has become so worse in the State that instances of farmers staging protests in front of government offices have become a regular occurrence.

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 […]

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‘Krushak Odisha’ Database: Opposition Accuses Odisha Govt Of Doing Politics On Farmers

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated ‘Krushak Odisha’, a farmers’ database, Opposition political parties on Saturday accused the ruling-BJD of doing politics on farmers and questioned as to what forced the government to come up with such an idea after 20 years of rule. While the BJP alleged that the ruling-BJD […]

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Massive Embezzlement In Subsidy For Farmers Surfaces In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Farmers in Sambalpur district have alleged that lakhs of rupees in subsidy meant for purchase of paddy transplanters have been embezzled by the middlemen. “I do farming but I have not bought any such planting machine,” said a marginal farmer from Bilunga, Khulana Senapati on whose name a paddy transplanter machine has been bought […]

Fertiliser Shortage Leaves Odisha Farmers In Lurch
Fertiliser Scarcity Leaves Odisha Farmers In Lurch

Bhubaneswar: Acute shortage of fertiliser at the peak of Kharif crop season has hit the farmers hard by adversely affecting their agricultural work across the State. Amid Covid pandemic, farmers in several districts of the State fear that they might have to bear huge losses this season due to the shortage of fertiliser. Farmers from […]

Incessant Rain, Low Pressures Worry Odisha Farmers
Odisha Farmers Fear Loss Of Crops & Income Due To Incessant Rain 

Balasore/Nabarangpur: Incessant downpour triggered by back to back low pressures over the Bay of Bengal has waterlogged acres of farmlands posing threat to agricultural activities across Odisha. Farmers now stare at an uncertain future fearing loss of crops and income. According to sources, crops on around 500 hectares of agricultural land in Balasore’s Bhograi damaged […]

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Odisha To Provide Up To Rs 50,000 Crop Loan To Sharecroppers, Landless Farmers

Bhubaneswar: After KALIA Yojana, Odisha government introduced Balaram Yojana in the state on Thursday that promises to provide bank loan up to Rs 50,000 to sharecroppers, landless farmers and to those who are left out of the farm credit coverage. Odisha Agriculture Department Secretary, Sourav Garg today shared the details of the modalities through which […]

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KALIA Truth: 5 lakh eligible farmers still out of loop, 51 lakh beneficiaries an inflated number!

Bhubaneswar: There goes a saying ‘God only knows himself’. With regard to Naveen-led BJD Government’s game-changer scheme KALIA, an acronym attributed to Lord Jagannath, this seems to be the case. A maze of numbers are thrown out. Budget 2020-21 gives one number, Agriculture department rolls out another. Amidst the lingering haze, the news tumbled out […]

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Farmers In Odisha Suffering Due To Katni Chhatni, Token System: Congress

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government introduced the centralised token system to ease the process of paddy procurement but it seems it is in no way benefiting the farmers. While allegations continue to pour in from various market yards (mandi) regarding delay in procurement, Congress members expressed concerns over problems being faced by farmers in the State. During […]

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Odisha To Use 5T Governance Model To Double Farmers' Income

Bhubaneswar: Following the inclusion of the Agriculture department and the KALIA scheme under the transformative governance agenda of ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative, Odisha Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo today said that all measures will be taken to increase the income of farmers. “We will aim to increase agricultural production and its contribution to the State’s economy. We […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Erratic Odisha Rainfall pares paddy sowing 7%, production by 2.6 LMT

Bhubaneswar:  Even as Odisha has recorded normal rainfall this Monsoon, the revelation to the fore is the coverage of paddy sowing in State has slid by a whopping nearly 7 per cent till August end. As per the data available with the State Agriculture Department, the coverage of paddy cultivation till August end this year […]

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Poor Odisha farmers face worst financial exclusion in country!

Bhubaneswar: Even as the State Government goes gaga over KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood  & Income Augmentation) scheme, the reality is hard to digest – farmers in Odisha can’t avail farm credit to meet their input requirements like seed, fertiliser, pesticides, insecticides, irrigation charges and electricity. The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) report of the […]

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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 […]

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'Distressed' Odisha farmers threaten to observe August 15 as 'black day'

Bhubaneswar: Alleging incessant delay in getting crop insurance claims, Odisha farmers have threatened to observe August 15 as ‘black day’ if the government fails to disburse the due amount by then. It is being alleged that insurance companies are blatantly cheating farmers across the State, especially in districts like Bargarh, Balasore and Ganjam among others. […]

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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 […]

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