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Ex-IAF Officer Grows Diabetic-Friendly Rice In Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur: Health experts often advise diabetics to exclude rice from their diet menu as much as possible because of high content of carbohydrates. But, a retired defence personnel in Jagatsinghpur…

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Odisha Man Invents 'Panchakarma Machine' For Farmers

Sambalpur/Berhampur: It looks like a fan but has multiple utilities. From pest killing in rice fields to husking of paddy, from deseeding of corn to coconut scrapping, the usages are manifold but the solution is one–“Panchakarma machine”. Krushna Chandra Naik from Bamara area in Sambalpur district has made this multi-utility farming equipment, which can be […]

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Why 31 Lakh beneficiaries in Odisha are shying away from Aadhaar-Ration Card linking

Bhubaneswar: While the deadline for linking Aadhaar number with ration cards will be ending tomorrow, as many as 31 lakh beneficiaries are yet to complete the linking process. After the deadline, only beneficiaries with ration card linked to Aadhaar will get subsided Re1/kg rice under the public distribution system (PDS). Till August 3, while 2,85,22,459 […]

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New Modus operandi in PDS rice diversion detected in Titlagarh

Bolangir: In what appears to be a case of officials of Odisha State Warehousing Corporation (OSWC) cocking a snook at State’s much vaunted PDS system, local residents of Titlagarh revealed how the staff took out 3-4kg of rice/wheat from each gunny bags and later sprinkled water on the bags to gain weight. “We are being […]

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Locals gherao Basudevpur Municipality over discrepancies in ration card beneficiary list

Bhadrak: Locals today gheraoed the Basudevpur municipality office alleging irregularities in preparation of ration card beneficiary list. The protestors alleged that undue favours have been shown to ruling party supporters and ineligible beneficiaries have been included in the list. “Though we have ration cards, we are not getting subsidized rice as some politicians are removing […]

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BPCL partners with OUAT to produce biofuel from rice straw

Bhubaneswar: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Sunday between Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT) for production of biofuel from paddy based straw. The MoU was signed in presence of Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan. As per […]

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Odisha continues to receive less rice, more wheat under NFSA

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continues to receive more than required wheat despite revision in rice quota under National Food Security Act (NFSA). Data from November 2015 till February 2017 revealed that Odisha has received 99, 961 metric tonne less than required rice from the centre under NFSA. On the other hand, the State received 70, 322 metric […]

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Odisha urges Centre to increase rice quota

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday requested Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ramvilas Paswan to increase the State’s rice quota under National Food Security Act (NFSA). Official sources said, Odisha Food and Civil Supplies Minister Sanjay Dasburma raised the issue during a discussion with Paswan who arrived here on a two-day […]

Re 1 kg rice scheme to continue in Odisha: CM

Odisha government today said its flagship programme of Re 1 a kg of rice for the poor will continue though the National Food Security Act (NFSA) has been implemented in the state