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Tag: Surya Narayan Patro

Odisha Speaker Calls All Party Meet On Nov 18 Ahead Of Winter Session

Bhubaneswar: The Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly has called an all-party meet on November 18 ahead of the Winter Session to ensure smooth functioning of the House. Speaker Surya Narayan Patro will discuss subjects regarding Question Hour, Starred Questions and seek opinions of other members on the matter. Notably, starred questions were not taken […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: Odisha Assembly's Budget Session To Resume At Lok Seva Bhawan

Bhubaneswar: Amid the nationwide lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus, Odisha Assembly Speaker Surya Narayan Patro on Friday announced that the Budget session of the House will resume functioning from the conference hall of the Lok Seva Bhawan. Speaking to media persons, Patro said that members of the House will meet at the Lok […]

Op-Ed: Should We Take Surya Patro’s ‘Naveen for PM’ Chant Seriously?

How seriously should we take senior BJD leader Surya Narayan Patro’s “Naveen for PM” call? Did he speak out of turn? Or did he have the sanction of the party supremo before going public with it? Having watched how things work in the ruling party since its inception, this columnist would tend to go with […]

Lawyers show black flags to Odisha Minister SN Patro in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: The agitating lawyers today showed black flags to Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Surya Narayan Patro in Sambalpur during the latter’s visit to the area for Kharif crop procurement meeting. As per sources, the minister was earlier scheduled to hold the meeting at RDC office but later rescheduled the place apprehending protest by […]

Dama Rout fires salvo at Minister Surya Patro over Cyclone Titli remarks

Bhubaneswar: Former Minister Dama Rout today trained guns at Minister Surya Narayan Patro and criticized him for his remarks over Cyclone Titli death toll. “Patro said that there was zero causality during Titli for state government’s preparedness and if some damages have taken place that must have been in America. Such comments reflect that he […]

Odisha govt to bring ordinance on contract farming soon

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to stop distress sale and provide right price to farmers for their agricultural produce, the Odisha government is planning to bring an ordinance for ‘contract farming’ in the State, said sources. As per the new proposed law, companies chosen by the State government will sign contracts with farmers in the State […]

Odisha struggles to meet beneficiary target for its own food security scheme

Bhubaneswar: With barely a few days left for the implementation of Odisha’s own food security scheme, the State government seems to be struggling to meet the targeted number of eligible beneficiaries. Sources said the State government so far has enrolled only a little over 15 lakh beneficiaries against the target to include 25 lakh beneficiaries […]

Odisha govt norms for registration in paddy procurement
Odisha eases sharecropper registration norms in paddy procurement

Bhubaneswar: In a major initiative, the Food Supplies and Consumers Welfare Department of the Odisha government has finally relaxed the norms for registration of all sharecroppers for paddy procurement this year and clarified that they should be allowed to register at the Primary Agricultural Co-operative Society (PACS) even if they do not have the consent […]

Chit fund scam ghost returns to haunt BJD

Bhubaneswar: A day after his son was reportedly quizzed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), senior BJD leader and Cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro today feigned ignorance about the matter although the development sent ripples within the ruling-party which has already seen arrests of several of its leaders in chit fund scam. “I have […]

Odisha minister’s son quizzed by CBI in chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar: Cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro’s son Biplab is under CBI scanner in connection with the chit fund scam. According to sources, the central investigating agency questioned Biplab in Bhubaneswar today. The CBI had summoned Biplab after getting vital leads on payments made towards purchase of computers from the bank accounts of Artha Tatwa (AT) […]

Rs 370 cr-fraud detected in cooperative banks, societies in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Corruption amounting to Rs 370 crores in various cooperative banks and societies has been detected, informed Cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro today. In a written reply to a question of BJP MLA Dilip Ray in the Odisha Assembly today, Patro said the audit report handed over to the State government has revealed Rs 370,69,99,000 […]

Potato prices to touch Rs 40 per kg: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Prices of potato is likely to touch Rs 30-40 per kg in coming three-four months following crop damage in different parts of the country, predicted Food and Civil Supplies Minister Surya Narayan Patro today. This has forced Odisha government to step up measures to check any kind of abnormal price rise of the kitchen […]

Pradhan slams Odisha govt for rejecting Centre's offer to relax FAQ norms

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan targeted the State Government on Wednesday for rejecting the Centre’s offer to relax Fair Average Quality (FAQ) norms for procurement of paddy under Minimum Support Price (MSP) mechanism. Pradhan took to twitter and stated the decision of Odisha to reject the Centre’s proposal, for relaxation of FAQ norms for paddy […]

Damodar Rout is still a Minister!?

Bhubaneswar: Even one-and-a-half month have passed since he was sacked as the Cooperation Minister, Damodar Rout’s name continues to appear on the Odisha government website as a minister. As per the portal of the Registrar of Co-operative Society (http://coopodisha.gov.in/RegCoopSociety.html), Rout is still the Minister of Cooperation & Excise. Moreover, the department’s portal continues to name […]

OTV refutes BJD's paid news allegation

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD on Monday knocked on the doors of Chief Electoral Officer accusing OTV of telecasting ‘paid news’ to favour BJP candidate in the ensuing Bijepur by-poll. However OTV has termed such allegations as false and baseless. As per OTV’s clarification: OTV’s credibility as the number one regional channel in Odisha for the […]

Odisha minister seen at party organised in ‘barred’ area of Puri beach

Puri: The district administration has ordered a probe into violation of environmental norms by organisers of a birthday party at Puri beach which was attended by Odisha Food and Civil Supplies Minister Surya Narayan Patro. Though there are restrictions on organising party and playing loud music on the beach, questions are being raised on how […]

BJD leaders face-off over crop damage assessment

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Food Supplies and Cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro today lambasted agriculture department saying that its officials are not undertaking field visit to assess crop loss due to pest attack and unseasonal rains leading to the delay in submission of damage report. “Since the Chief Minister has instructed that November 25 is the deadline […]

As onion prices soar, collectors asked to step up vigil

Bhubaneswar: With onion prices touching Rs 45 per kg across Odisha, Food and Civil Supplies department has directed the Collectors to keep a watch on illegal hoarding and black marketing to ensure availability of the tuber to consumers. In a letter, the Supplies department has asked all collectors to initiate action against unscrupulous traders. “The […]

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. […]

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 […]

Co-op dept in fix over farmers' fake accounts in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the paddy procurement process already commencing for this season, the Cooperation department has suspected nearly two lakh farmer’s bank accounts to be fake and directed the district officials to verify these accounts for the benefit of actual farmers. A status of farmer registration and marketable surplus of paddy reveals that in all districts […]

Kharif paddy procurement to begin from Nov 1: Minister

Sambalpur: Kharif paddy procurement from farmers in the state will begin from November 1, informed Food Supplies Minister Surya Narayan Patro today in a meeting organised at the conference hall of Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Northern Division. The paddy procurement will start from Kalahandi district and later it will be done in Bargarh on November […]

To ally or not to ally, BJD leaders differ on opinion

Bhubaneswar: Though BJD vice-president and minister Damodar Rout stood firm by his earlier comments that the party has no hesitation in joining hands with the Congress for the next Assembly polls, his statements have created a flutter within the party. “We protest the way Congress leaders have neglected Odisha. However, we will support the party […]

BJD will cease to exist post Naveen: Congress

Bhubaneswar: War of words between political parties in Odisha is getting intense ahead of the Bijepur bypoll with Congress today claiming that the ruling-Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will cease to exist following the retirement of Chief Minister and party president Naveen Patnaik in a span of two years. While lambasting BJD vice president Surya Narayan […]

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Odisha imposes stock limits on onion traders

Bhubaneswar: Hoarders beware! Odisha government has stipulated stock limits of onion for various middlemen, the violation of which will attract cancellation of licenses. As per the government’s decision, wholesale traders in Bhubaneswar can only stock 500 quintals of onion. Similarly, traders in Cuttack, Sambalpur, Berhampur and Rourkela can maintain an inventory of 300 quintals. Moreover, […]