Tag: Pest Attack

Massive corruption in input subsidy disbursal surfaces in Bolangir

Bolangir/Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government, on November 9, fixed modalities for distribution of agriculture input subsidy to ‘actual’ cultivators, including sharecroppers, who suffered crop loss due to pest attack. However, it seems that the farmers have been deprived of the benefits and become victim of a massive corruption which involves some government officials. According to sources, […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Pest menace returns to Odisha

Sambalpur: Just months after widespread crop damage due to pest attack in several parts of Odisha, even allegedly leading to farmer suicides, the pest menace has returned to haunt farmers in Sambalpur. As per reports, hundreds of acres of land with standing paddy crops in Sambalpur have been affected by Brown Planthopper, popularly known as […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Another Bargarh farmer ends life over alleged crop loss

Bargarh: A farmer has again committed suicide in Bargarh allegedly over crop loss. The deceased has been identified as Arjun Satnami of Karla village. According to reports, Arjun had earlier consumed poison yesterday and died while undergoing treatment in Bargarh hospital today. Family members alleged that Arjun had taken a loan of Rs 60,000 from […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Farmer commits suicide in Rayagada over alleged crop loss

Rayagada: There seems to be no end to farmer suicides over alleged crop loss in Odisha as a farmer in Rayagada district died on Sunday after battling for life at hospital for over a week in hospital. The deceased has been identified as Narendra Hikaka. Hikaka of Malisiripur of Bissamkatak block had consumed posion on […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Farmers left in lurch as banned pesticides flood Odisha markets

Bhubaneswar: Farmers in the Odisha are now clueless as several pesticides either banned by Centre or State government are still available in the open markets and being used by farmers here. The confusion has aggravated the problems for the farmers who are already facing problems due to pest attacks in several parts of the State. […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
2 more farmers attempt suicide in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Two more farmers attempted suicide allegedly over crop loss and debt burden in Bolangir district on Friday. According to reports, Gupte Rana of Kutumadula village attempted to end his life by consuming poison after brown plant hopper (BPH) attack damaged his crops in nearly six acres of land. According to sources, Rana had also […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Farmer suicides continue in Odisha

Bargarh/Sambalpur: The spate of farmer suicides has triggered an outrage in the state, with another farmer in Bargarh district ending life by consuming poison allegedly due to crop failure after pest attack and unseasonal rains. This is the seventh instance of farmer suicide in last two months in the district alone. The deceased farmer, identified […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJP slams Odisha govt over farmers’ suicide

  Bhubaneswar: The suicide of Bargarh farmer Brunda Sahu allegedly over crop loss continues to remain a major political issue in the state with BJP State in-charge Arun Singh lambasting the State government over the farmers’ plight in Odisha.   Addressing a press conference here today, Singh alleged that Brunda Sahu of Kalapani village of […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Pest attack: Another farmer commits suicide in Bolangir

Bolangir: Another farmer committed suicide allegedly over crop loss due to pest attack at Simulia village under Sadar block in Bolangir district today. The deceased identified as Radhakant Suna had consumed poison on November 12. The family members of the deceased alleged that Radhakant had cultivated paddy crops in over four acres of land. While […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha’s second pesticide testing lab yet to be made operational

Sambalpur: Even as the Odisha government is holding meetings and training sessions to tackle pest menace, the state’s second pesticide testing lab is yet to be to be made operational which has now has triggered deep resentment among farmers in Sambalpur. Sources said the new building of the lab is fully equipped with advanced equipments […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha govt failed to protect farmers’ interests: Central BJP team

Bhubaneswar/Nuapada: “The condition of farmers here is worse. It’s unfortunate that the Odisha government failed to protect the interest of the agrarian community in Nuapada,” said BJP’s Kisan Morcha National General Secretary P Sugunakar Rao after reviewing the drought situation in the district here on Saturday. A six-member Central team of BJP comprising BJP MPs […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Pest menace: Odisha announces Rs 137.52 crore input subsidy

Bhubaneswar: With debate raging over eligibility of sharecroppers to get compensation for crop loss following pest attack, Odisha government on Friday announced for Rs 137.52 crore agriculture input subsidy for the affected farmers. Farmers who have sustained crop loss of 33 percent and above will be eligible to get agriculture input subsidy which will be […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
'Pest-free’ variety offers hope amid Odisha agri crisis

Bhubaneswar: At a time when pests have shattered the hopes of a good harvest of farmers in several parts of Odisha, Tentuapada village in Digapahandi block of Ganjam district has been able to shield itself from the menace. The farmers here opted for ‘Hasant’ variant of paddy that proved pest resistant to a large extent […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha govt misleading sharecroppers: BJP

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-led government announced compensation for sharecroppers for crop losses suffered due to pest attack, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today lashed out at the government and dubbed the announcement as a ‘purported plan to mislead farmers.’ Sharecroppers have been demanding amendment of the existing Odisha Land Reforms […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Pest menace in Odisha: Central team to visit affected areas on Nov 12

New Delhi: In order to assess the situation following pest attack on crops in Odisha, a central team comprising top agriculture experts will visit the affected areas in the State on November 12. The team headed by Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will visit worst-hit Bargarh district first followed by other […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021