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Odisha to procure Paddy
Odisha sets target to procure 71 lakh MT paddy during this year

The Odisha Cabinet on Friday approved state's Food and Procurement Policy for Kharif marketing season 2022-23, setting a target of procuring 71 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) of paddy.

Amid pitched political battle, Odisha paddy farmers continue to suffer

Subarnapur/Ganjam: Paddy farmers across Odisha continue to face hardship as mandis in many parts of the State are yet to open. While some of the farmers are selling their paddy at lower prices to agents from other States, others are spending sleepless nights guarding the paddy outside mandis. According to sources, as many as 13,000 […]

Controversy erupts over 'fake' farmers selling paddy at mandis

Sambalpur: Amid allegations of lapses in paddy procurement in the state, some local farmers of Sambalpur have alleged that the paddy brought to the mandis for sale do not belong to the real farmers but are of middlemen, traders and  ‘fake’ farmers. As per reports, several trucks and tractors carrying sacks of paddy were seized […]

Paddy procurement irregularities: BJP Krushak Morcha stages demonstration

Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP Krushak Morcha members today staged demonstration in front of the residence of Food Supplies and Cooperation Minister Surjya Narayan Patro here over several irregularities in paddy procurement in different mandis across the state. The members of the outfit staged protest by placing gunny bags filled with paddy on the road and raised […]

  • Wednesday, 28 Jul 2021
  • BJP
Mandis yet to be opened for paddy procurement in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: Farmers in Bhadrak are a worried lot owing to the delay in paddy procurement process in the district. While the procurement process was supposed to be done through 108 cooperative societies, it has been alleged that most of them are not currently functional. According to sources, three panchayats and six wards of Bhadrak municipality […]

farmer protest
Farmers hit streets over delay in paddy procurement

Malkangiri: Worried over the long delay in procurement of paddy at different mandis in Malkangiri, farmers today staged demonstration by placing gunny bags filled with paddy on Malkangiri-Jeypore road near Padmagiri in the district. According to sources, tonnes of paddy brought for sale by farmers from distant villages are lying outside the mandis for the […]

Centre relaxes paddy FAQ norms for 15 Odisha districts

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Centre today decided to relax Fair Average Quality (FAQ) norms for procurement of paddy under Minimum Support Price (MSP) mechanism in 15 districts of Odisha which have been affected by unseasonal rain. In reply to a letter from Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution […]

Dharmendra urges Paswan to relax paddy FAQ norms for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today urged Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution minister Ram Vilas Paswan to relax the Fair Average Quality (FAQ) norms for paddy in Odisha to prevent distress sale. Stating that the quantity and quality of paddy have been badly affected by the unexpected non-seasonal rain last year, Pradhan […]

Paddy Procurement
Odisha to urge Centre to relax paddy quality norms

Bhubaneswar: The State government has initiated the process to request the Centre for relaxation in fair average quality (FAQ) of paddy. In a letter to the Agriculture department Secretary on Tuesday, the Food Supplies Secretary has sought details on crop damages so that the later will present a demand before the Centre demanding FAQ relaxation. […]

Ruling-BJD fumes after Centre rejects demand to hike paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: Ruling-BJD today slammed the Centre for rejecting Odisha govt’s proposal to hike minimum support price (MSP) of paddy. The ruling party stated farmers of Odisha would stage protests if the Centre does not reconsider its decision. Rohit Pujari, deputy chief whip of the ruling party, said, “It is unfortunate that the Agriculture Ministry rejected […]

  • Friday, 23 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Ruling party creates uproar over paddy MSP hike; House adjourned
Ruling party creates uproar over paddy MSP hike; House adjourned

Bhubaneswar: Odisha assembly was today adjourned for the day as ruling party members shouted slogans demanding hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy while Congress MLAs stormed the well seeking a discussion on farmers issue. As soon as the House assembled on the second day of the brief monsoon session in the morning, BJD […]

  • Friday, 23 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Paddy Procurement
Four years on, probe into paddy procurement scam still not complete

Bhubaneswar: Even after a massive scam in paddy procurement to the tune of Rs 24 crores surfaced in 2013, the Vigilance department is yet to complete its probe in the matter. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had ordered the Vigilance department in 2013 to investigate the scam, but the anti-corruption wing is yet to submit its […]

  • Thursday, 22 Jul 2021
  • Paddy
Odisha opposes hike in paddy MSP by Rs 80 a quintal

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister today said the Centre’s decision to increase the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy by only Rs 80 per quintal is quite ‘disappointing’. A day after the Agriculture Ministry announced its decision on the paddy MSP, the chief minister today expressed his displeasure. The Ministry has proposed to increase the MSP […]

  • Thursday, 22 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Poor farmer turnout at online registration for Rabi paddy procurement

Bhubaneswar: With the deadline for online registration of farmers for Rabi paddy procurement over on April 10, the government is worried about the drastic reduction of number of registrations in some districts. As per sources, not even a single farmer of Jajpur, Kandhamal, Khurda, Mayurbhanj and Nayagargh districts has registered for the online process while […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • Paddy
MSP for paddy
MSP issue likely to rock Odisha Assembly Session

Bhubaneswar: The demand for raising Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy is likely to rock the Odisha Assembly again. As the issue is still to be discussed in the House, the Opposition may demand a discussion on it today. According to sources, Business Advisory Committee of the House is to finalize a date for discussion […]

Unseasonal rains shatter farmers’ hope

Bhubaneswar: Unseasonal rain and hailstorm for the past few days has damaged standing crops which may adversely affect the production output thereby compounding miseries of farmers in several parts of Odisha. Apart from the rabi field crops, vegetables mostly peas, tomatoes, bitter gourd, cucumber, brinjal have suffered damage in areas of Balang, Astarang, Gop, Kakatpur […]

Tree-borne night vigilantes

By Dillip Pradhan Dhenkanal: When the entire locality enjoys the dreamy nights after a day-long tiredness, the farmers of some villagers in Dhenkanal district spend sleepless nights, not in the quiet comforts of their homes but atop tree outside their villages. To protect their standing crops from the rampage of wild elephants, the ryots of […]

  • Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021
  • Crops
Odisha House Committee denounces Centre's Rs 200-paddy MSP hike

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee of the Odisha Assembly today slammed the Centre’s Rs 200 per quintal hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy. The House panel, headed by the Assembly Speaker, today discussed and criticized the MSP hike approved by the Centre in July this year. The panel also decided to meet the […]

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, […]

Assembly adopts resolution to hike Paddy MSP
Assembly adopts resolution to hike Paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly today unanimously adopted a resolution recommending the state government to urge the Centre to increase the MSP of common paddy to Rs 2930 per quintal. The House supported the resolution moved by Agriculture Minister Pradeep Kumar Maharathy and said the farmers should get appropriate price for paddy. The Minimum Support Price […]