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Tag: Sharecroppers

Sharecroppers Of Odisha
Sharecroppers Of Odisha - Children Of A Lesser God

The sharecroppers — Bhagachashis — operate under heavy odds and are unable to take a long-term view about farming in the land they till.

Odisha Comes Up With Draft Legislation To Provide Land On Lease To Sharecroppers

Bhubaneswar: After failing to extend benefits to several landless farmers and sharecroppers in the State, Odisha government has now come up with draft legislation for providing them land on lease. The draft of Odisha Agriculture Land Leasing Act, now under consideration and discussion, is a framework that will enable the State government to ‘facilitate poor […]

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 […]

Pest Menace: Farmers, including sharecroppers, to get compensation

Bhubaneswar: Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi today issued guidelines to all the district collectors on allocation of compensation for crop loss due to pest attack. The agriculture input subsidy will be provided to actual farmers, including share croppers and lessees.  Farmers allotted land under the Forest Rights Act will also be provided the subsidy. […]

New law for sharecroppers: Five-member committee formed!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today announced formation of a five-member committee to decide on the draft bill prepared to safeguard the interests of sharecroppers. In a meeting of the inter-ministerial committee held today, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty said the five-member committee would comprise secretaries of cooperative, agriculture and revenue departments. “The committee will […]

Inter-ministerial meeting on land leasing bill today

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is likely to take a final call on the draft bill prepared to safeguard the interests of sharecroppers in the inter-ministerial committee meeting today. The committee headed by Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty will decide on the new legislation. The draft has been sent to the Law Department for consideration after […]

Draft bill of new law for sharecroppers is ready

Bhubaneswar: The Revenue department has prepared the draft bill of a new act for sharecroppers after seeking suggestions from the inter-ministerial committee. Damodar Rout, a member of the inter-ministerial committee, said, “We had asked for reports from farmers of different areas. The state government is planning to formulate a law on the basis of these […]

Bijayshree routray
Law for sharecroppers in October

Bhubaneswar: A new law for the benefit of sharecroppers will come into force from October this year, Revenue Minister Bijayshree Routray announced here on Saturday. The sharecroppers’ bill will be tabled in the Assembly during the forthcoming monsoon session, he said. According to sources, feedback is being taken from the public regarding the nomenclature of […]

Govt moots new land leasing act to help sharecroppers

Bhubaneswar: The state government is planning to bring in a new land leasing act to recognise and protect the rights of share croppers across the State, Revenue minister Bijayshree Routray revealed after a meeting of the inter-ministerial group on the issue here today. According to sources, suggestions will be taken from land owners and sharecroppers […]