Transplanting and broadcasting of paddy is going on along with raising of nurseries in around 16 lakh hectares of land during the current kharif season against 20 lakh hectares by August 1 last year, according to a senior official in the Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production,
Bhubaneswar/Bhawanipatna/Nuapada: With scanty rainfall in 19 blocks across eight districts of Odisha triggering drought-scare, the State government said that it is fully prepared to face any eventuality. The situation is so severe in these 19 blocks that farmers are seen manually spraying water on half-germinated paddy seeds to keep them alive while pinning their hopes […]
Bhubaneswar: Eleven districts in Odisha have been affected due to scanty rainfall between June and September this year, informed Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty in a high level review meeting on drought situation chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today. Patnaik has instructed all district collectors to submit panchayatwari report on amount of […]
Bhubaneswar: The scanty rainfall which has adversely affected electricity generation at major hydro power stations in State has left denizens grappling with an acute power scarcity amid high humidity during rains. Even in rainy season, when power generation is supposed to be adequate, the State has witnessed a summer like load shedding. In Bolangir town, […]
As per the weather department data, as many as 19 districts in the State are facing deficient rainfall out of which six are going through a grim situation after recording less than 40 per cent rain so far this season.
Puri/Jagatsinghpur: Even though Odisha government has rolled out several agricultural schemes, there seems to be no end to the plight of farmers in the State. Farmers in Puri and Jagatsinghpur are now staring at an uncertain future due to scanty rainfall coupled with poor irrigation system. While farmers in Puri fear crop loss due to […]