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Tag: Paddy Crops

Jumbos wreak havoc in Khurda

Khurda: Residents of Tangi area in Khurda district are now having sleepless nights for the last couple of days as a herd of nearly 20 elephants is wreaking havoc in the region. The elephant herd has reportedly destroyed standing paddy crops and houses in Golabai, Mota, Kalibati areas under Tangi block in the last 10 […]

CM directs collectors to stay alert before low pressure rains

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed district collectors to stay alert before the unseasonal low pressure rains from December 7 and ensure safety of harvested paddy crops. Speaking on the CM’s minutes of video conference with the district collectors, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupad Sethi said administration in various districts has been asked to spread […]

Massive jumbo herd creates panic in Nilagiri

Balasore: A herd of 90 elephants from neighbouring Jharkhand today sneaked into Nilagiri area of Balasore creating panic among tribal populace of the area by destroying acres of paddy crops. Locals spent sleepless night yesterday fearing that the animals could destroy their huts. The jumbos of various sizes entered Gopalpur village from Dalaki forest under […]

Minister Dama Rout urges farmers not to set crops on fire 

Bhubaneswar: With farmers continuing to set their pest-infested crops on fire in various districts, Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today urged the distressed farmers not to torch their standing crops since paddy is considered as goddess Laxmi. Speaking to mediapersons, the Minister said, “Farming is the main occupation of the state that believes in Jagannath culture.  […]