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Tag: Pacs

Cabinet approves Computerization of Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS)
Cabinet approves Computerisation of 63,000 functional PACS 

Addressing the media, Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur said this will benefit 13 crore farmers.

Vigilance raid
Vigilance Raids PACS Secretary In Bolangir

A joint team of vigilance officials from Bolangir, Sonepur, Bargarh and Sambalpur is carrying out the crackdown.

Cooperative Societies Can Now Only Buy Fertilisers From Markfed

Bhubaneswar: All the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS), LAMPCS (Large Area Multi-Purpose Cooperative Societies) and Farmers Service Co Operative Society (FSCS) in the State can now purchase fertilizers only from Odisha State Cooperative Marketing Federation (Markfed). In a letter to all its area managers, the Markfed-Odisha has strictly directed them to henceforth ensure that cooperative […]

Farmers cry crop loan fraud in Kendrapara PACS

Kendrapara: Farmers in Rajkanika block of Kendrapara district smell a rat in crop loan disbursal at the Deuli Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society (PACS). Aggrieved farmers have demanded a probe into the matter. The alleged crop-loan fraud in the Deuli PACS has come to fore when some farmers received letters from Insurance firms that notified them […]

Paddy Procurement
OTV Impact: Odisha extends paddy procurement deadline

Bhubaneswar: After facing criticism over massive lapses and problems faced by farmers to sell their paddy in several mandis, Odisha government today extended the deadline of kharif season paddy procurement. In a letter to all district collectors, the Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department has categorically stated that the paddy procurement operations will continue till […]

Irregularities alleged in paddy procurement in Bargarh

Bargarh: The Fights on Rights organisation in Bargarh has brought allegations of massive irregularities in the paddy procurement in the district accusing ‘middlemen involvement’ of preparing forged documents in the name of farmers. As per the allegations, the middlemen had been registering themselves as farmers and getting identity cards on basis of documents submitted by […]

Odisha govt norms for registration in paddy procurement
Odisha eases sharecropper registration norms in paddy procurement

Bhubaneswar: In a major initiative, the Food Supplies and Consumers Welfare Department of the Odisha government has finally relaxed the norms for registration of all sharecroppers for paddy procurement this year and clarified that they should be allowed to register at the Primary Agricultural Co-operative Society (PACS) even if they do not have the consent […]

Farmers distressed over unsold paddy in Subarnapur

Subarnapur: Even as the paddy procurement target set for Hilunga of Subarnapur district has been achieved, hundreds of farmers are still spending sleepless nights under open sky at the market yard of local Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) guarding the surplus consignment of thousands of sacks. The farmers are in distress as paddy could not […]

Rift surfaces within agitating LAMPS, PACS workers

Bhubaneswar: In what could be a major blow to the cause of agitating workers of Large Area Multi-Purpose Cooperative Societies (LAMPS) and Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS), rift surfaced between the members following conflicting statements from the office bearers of the forum leading the agitation. The LAMPS and PACS workers who have been agitating under […]

Cooperation Secy asks agitating LAMPS staff to join duty immediately

Bhubaneswar: The State Cooperation Secretary on Monday directed the Registrar to take action against the agitating staff of large area multi-purpose cooperative societies (LAMPS) and Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) if they do not join work immediately. As the Rabi crop loans distribution process has begun, the Secretary asked the LAMPS and PACS’ staff to […]

Odisha's priority sector credit potential pegged at Rs 66k cr

Bhubaneswar: Overall credit potential for Odisha under priority sector is projected at over Rs 66,554 crore for 2017-18 even as the state government today asked banks to enhance credit flow to agriculture. The total credit potential under agriculture and ancillary activities for 2017-18 was projected at Rs 36,122.64 crore in the State Focus Paper released […]

Demonetisation crisis: Odisha seeks PM’s intervention

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the difficulties in crop loan dispensation, payment of paddy procurement proceeds and day-to-day functioning of Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) in the state due to demonetisation, the Odisha government has urged the Prime Minister for his urgent intervention. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, chief minister Naveen Patnaik […]

3.58 lakh tonne paddy procured till now in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has procured paddy to the tune of 3.58 lakh metric tonne from 53,000 farmers of the State, said Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Sanjay Dasburma today. After holding a review meeting with the Food Supplies and Cooperative department officials, Dasburma informed that paddy procurement is underway in 9 districts through […]

CM launches 100 godowns, distributes mobiles phones to 10 women farmers

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a hundred new godowns through video conference at the Secretariat here today. The godowns constructed at the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Society (PACS) level by the Cooperation Department for conservation of fertilizers, seeds and harvested paddy have a cumulative capacity of 41,425 MT. The CM also distributed mobile phones to […]

Centre urged to open new rake points in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: To ensure smooth and timely supply of fertilizers to the farmers of the state, the Odisha government has urged the Centre to open three new rake points, make provision for two point rakes in six places and develop infrastructure in the existing rake points. In a letter to Union minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, […]