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Tag: Odisha Paddy Procurement

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48% Farmers Fail To Avail Minimum Support Price In Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: When it comes to Minimum Support Price (MSP) in Odisha, the ruling BJD goes with guns blazing at the Centre (be it UPA or NDA), but turns coy when it comes to biting the bullet. For which, nearly 48 per cent of the farmers in State are deprived of MSP benefit in the State. […]

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 […]

Odisha's 4.2 lakh MT paddy baggage from last season lobs more posers!

Bhubaneswar: When the State government has set the paddy procurement target at 60 Lakh MT for 2019-20 Kharif Marketing Season (KMS), the revelation is State agencies are still saddling with a whopping around 4.19 lakh MT (metric tonnes) un-milled paddy of the total procured in 2018-19 season. The disconcerting fact here is as per the […]

Significant fall in Odisha's paddy procurement

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha has registered a significant fall in paddy procurement from 44 lakh metric ton paddy last year to only 37 lakh metric ton paddy this year. Of 11 lakh registered farmers, around 4 lakh farmers in the state  are yet to sell their Kharif paddy crop leading to a reduced crop procurement this season. […]