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Odisha Demands Hike In Paddy MSP To Rs 2930

The Odisha Government on Friday demanded a hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy to Rs 2930 which would largely benefit the farmers of the State.

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Centre's Paddy MSP Hike Gets Mixed Response In Odisha, BJP Hits Back

The ruling BJD government welcomed Centre's decision, Congress said the hike in MSP is of no use for the farmers.

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Govt Hikes Paddy MSP By Rs 72/Qtl To Rs 1,940 For 2021-22 Crop Year

The decision taken by the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will help farmers take a call on which kharif (summer) crop to grow as sowing picks with the spread of the Southwest monsoon.

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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. […]

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Farmers revolt in W Odisha, south farmers bear cross as maize price drops below MSP

Bhubaneswar: Farmers unrest spilled over to Assembly today, when the opposition Congress raised a din in the house over lapses in procurement system and alleged distress sale of paddy in western Odisha. Though farmers and political leaders in western Odisha have expressed apprehension over distress sale of paddy in the region over introduction of centralised […]

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Centre hikes paddy MSP by 3.7 pc to Rs 1,815 per quintal for 2019-20 crop season

New Delhi: The government has raised the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, a key kharif crop, by 3.7 per cent to Rs 1,815 per quintal for the 2019-20 crop season, said Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Wednesday. The MSP for paddy has been increased by Rs 65 per quintal, Jowar by […]

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Centre has no sympathy towards Odisha farmers: Patnaik

Bargarh: Hitting out at the BJP, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday accused the Centre of having no sympathy towards the farmers of Odisha. “The central government has no time to deal with the the problems of Odisha farmers,” Patnaik said, addressing a series of election meetings at Atabira, […]

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BJD tears into BJP over paddy MSP hike issue in New Delhi

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday lashed out at the BJP government at the Centre accusing the saffron party of turning blind to the paddy MSP (minimum support price) demand of the farmers of the State. Addressing a farmers’ convention (Krushak Adhikar Samabesh) today at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi, Patnaik said […]

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Paddy MSP hike demand: CM to join BJD’s sit-in protest in New Delhi

New Delhi: Reiterating their demand for a hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, the ruling BJD will stage a day-long demonstration at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on 8 January. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is also expected to join the protest, informed party’s Vice-President Prasanna Acharya. Addressing a presser held in New […]

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BJD to gherao Parliament demanding hike in Paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: Ruling-BJD leaders will gherao the Parliament on January 8 to press for a hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, senior party leader and State Law Minister, Pratap Jena informed today. All MLAs, MPs, leaders and workers from student, farmer and youth wings of the party will leave for New Delhi in […]

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Modi blames Odisha government for farmers' plight

Bhubaneswar: Accusing the Odisha government of failing to address issues of farmers in the State due to sheer apathy and callousness, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the inefficiency of the ruling dispensation has adversely affected the entire farming community of the State. Addressing a huge gathering at Khurda, Modi said the BJP government […]

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Odisha farmers left in lurch amid paddy procurement 'irregularities'

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh/Balasore: All the promises, planning and preparations by the state government seem to be going up in smoke as allegations of irregularities and lapses have marred the paddy procurement process in the State. Paddy farmers in the State have alleged that while there has been a delay in opening of mandis, rice millers are also […]

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BJD to stage protest in Delhi demanding hike in paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: To press for hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy and implementation of M.S. Swaminathan Committee recommendations, the BJD has decided to stage demonstration outside the Parliament in New Delhi on January 8. Hundreds of BJD leaders and workers will leave for New Delhi in a special train to take part in […]

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House Committee to meet Prez Kovind over paddy MSP issue

Bhubaneswar: With farmers across the state slowly gearing up for protests against both state and the Centre over proper price, pension and prestige, a house committee led by the assembly Speaker has unanimously decided meet President Ram Nath Kovind over its demand to hike the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for paddy. The decision to meet […]

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Maharathy slams Centre for delay in fixing paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying the demand to increase the paddy minimum support price (MSP), Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy Tuesday targeted the Centre for delaying to fix the MSP for paddy crop. In a letter to the Centre, Maharathy demanded MSP of Rs 2,930 for per quintal of paddy and Rs 2,970 for A grade paddy. “The […]

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BJD turns heat on Dharmendra over Central assistance to Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Friday lashed out at Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan over his claim that Odisha received over Rs 2.86 lakh crore as Central assistance for ensuring rapid growth in the State. In a presser, BJD leaders alleged that Pradhan’s claim regarding construction of 5499 km national highways (NH) in […]

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BJD to raise Mahanadi tribunal, paddy MSP hike in Parliament

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will raise Mahanadi tribunal, Polavaram, paddy MSP hike and other key issues in the upcoming second phase budget session in Parliament starting from March 5. This was decided at the parliamentary party meeting chaired by BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Nivas here on Saturday. […]

Paddy MSP Hike: Raise productivity says Union Agriculture Minister

Bhubaneswar: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has advised Odisha to raise paddy productivity which is comparatively much lower in comparison to other States in the country. The statements of the Union Agriculture Minister is likely to upset the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) which has been demanding that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of […]

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Paddy MSP: BJD to launch state-wide agitation from Jan 8

Bhubaneswar: A couple of days after the Central government ruled out the chances for an increase in the Paddy MSP, the ruling-BJD today decided to launch a 10-day-long demonstration across the State from January 8. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, general secretary of the party Sanjay Das Burma criticized the Centre for making […]

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Odisha's hopes dashed as Centre rules out paddy MSP hike

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s hopes of a hike in minimum support price (MSP) of paddy were dashed after the Centre in Parliament today ruled out chances of an increase citing that the government is already providing adequate margins to farmers. In a written reply, Union minister of State for Agriculture, Gajendra Singh Sekhawat said that the Centre […]

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Odisha Assembly panel to meet President over paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly passed a resolution today to meet President Ram Nath Kovind over minimum support price (MSP) of paddy. After normalcy returned to House on the third day of the winter session, the ruling party was able to move a motion on the MSP issue and targeted the Central Government along with Prime Minister […]

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Odisha Assembly adjourned after Opposition stages walkout over farmer issues

Bhubaneswar: Pandemonium prevailed for the second consecutive day inside the Odisha Assembly as the opposition staged a walkout over farmer issues following which the Speaker adjourned the House till tomorrow. As soon as Speaker Pradip Amat started the afternoon proceedings at 3 pm, the Congress and BJP members rushed to the well of the House shouting […]

Odisha farmers to get paid within 24 hrs of paddy procurement

Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of the issues faced by farmers due to irregularities in paddy procurement and delay in payment of proceeds, Odisha Food Supplies Minister Surya Narayan Patro today said that the proceeds of paddy sold to the government will be credited to farmers’ bank accounts within 24 hours of procurement. Talking to media after […]

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Paddy MSP hike: BJD stages protest across Odisha, alleges Centre’s apathy

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying its protest over the Centre’s decision to increase the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy by a mere Rs 80 per quintal for the financial year 2017-18, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today staged demonstration across the State. Alleging sheer apathy of the BJP-led Central government towards the plight of the farmers in […]

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Odisha farmers yet to get payment for paddy sale

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the ruling and opposition political parties in state are at loggerheads with each other over poor Minimum Support Price (MSP) hike, a government notification revealed that payment worth crores is yet to be disbursed to hundreds of farmers. A letter from Bijay Kumar Prusty, Joint Secretary of State Food Supplies […]