According to sources, four farmers hailing from Koraput, Jagatsinghpur and Puri districts have been finalised to attend the expo.
Sources said, this has been a daily plight for the farmers in the area as there is just a single counter in the bank. Hundreds of residents from Laikera, Kolabira and Kirmira block depend on the bank for daily transactions.
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.
A Central team is scheduled to visit Jajpur district on Monday for an assessment of the damages caused by the cyclonic storm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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