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Token System For Paddy Procurement
Odisha Minister Admits Faults In Token System For Paddy Procurement

Farmers are issued token generated from the State capital and is given a time period to sell their paddy at the nearby paddy procurement centre or mandis.

Paddy Procurement Irregularities: Tokens Of 48 Middlemen Cancelled In Odisha's Sundergarh

Sundergarh: Following allegations of irregularities at mandis in Sundergarh, the district administration on Wednesday identified as many as 48 middlemen and cancelled their tokens. The middlemen, whose tokens have been cancelled, cannot sell paddy this season. Besides, those who had helped them in the corruption have been reportedly identified by the concerned administration. Briefing mediapersons, […]

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Farmers Cry Foul As Paddy Procurement Gets Halted In Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: For the whole year they did all the hard work that was essential for a decent produce, but to trade the same they are allegedly subjected to mental torture. Distressing scenes have come to the fore from across Odisha, where farmers are spending sleepless nights in chilly winter to protect their paddy allegedly due […]

Paddy Procurement At MSP: Odisha To Issue Advance Tokens To Registered Farmers

Bhubaneswar: As many as 14.97 lakh farmers have registered themselves with the government to sell their paddy under this year’s kharif season procurement process which is set to begin in the State from November 1. Nearly three lakh additional farmers have registered themselves this year as against the total registration of 12.35 lakh farmers in […]

Unseasonal rainfall, token system irregularities leave Odisha farmers in distress

Bhubaneswar: Unseasonal rainfall across many parts of Odisha has brought serious trouble for paddy farmers of the State with huge quantities of unsold harvest found soaking in the open. Particularly in the districts of Balasore, Sonepur, Boudh and Bhadrak, resentment was seen among farmers as unseasonal rain reportedly exposed their unsold paddy to damages. While […]

Farmers In Odisha Suffering Due To Katni Chhatni, Token System: Congress

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government introduced the centralised token system to ease the process of paddy procurement but it seems it is in no way benefiting the farmers. While allegations continue to pour in from various market yards (mandi) regarding delay in procurement, Congress members expressed concerns over problems being faced by farmers in the State. During […]

Paddy To Be Lifted From All Mandis By March 31: Odisha Minister

Sambalpur: Amidst the alleged irregularities in mandis, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain on Sunday assured that all the paddy will be lifted from all mandis by March 31. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of Republic Day celebrations in Sambalpur, Swain informed that  paddy procurement will not stop despite harassment of […]

Paddy Procurement: Odisha Farmers Allege Highhandedness By Millers

Bubaneswar/Bolangir: It was the token system then that had brought farmers to streets, now the alleged highhandedness of millers in paddy procurement is stoking resentment among the paddy growers in Odisha. Though as many as 158 mandis have been opened in Bolangir district, farmers allege that the millers are dictating the paddy procurement terms. The […]

'Odisha Govt Is Intentionally Coming Up With Anti-Farmer Policies'

Bhubaneswar: Recently, Western Odisha witnessed massive protests by farmers against the introduction of the token system in paddy procurement. The agitation subsided after the government assured the farmers that those without tokens can also sell their paddy. However, the farmers have once again hit the streets in the region alleging that the State government made […]

Odisha Farmers Launch Protest Over Token System In Paddy Procurement

Bhubaneswar: Paddy packets are piling up in heaps in front of mandis across Odisha, as the token system continues to pose a hurdle triggering widespread resentment among farmers. Failing to sell their paddy, the irate farmers in Malkangiri district staged a road blockade at Korakonda road by keeping paddy packets on the road. The farmers […]

Paddy Procurement Delayed As Mandis Yet To Open In Sundergarh District

Sundergarh: Even as the procurement of paddy began almost a month ago in Odisha, farmers of Sundergarh district alleged that they are facing a harrowing time to sell their harvest due to delay in opening of mandis. Farmers of the district also claimed that they have not received the tokens which the State government has […]

Odisha Records 18% More Paddy Procurement In 2019

Bhubaneswar: Despite State-wide conundrum over the protest on the token system of paddy procurement recently, Odisha government on Monday informed that the State has recorded 18 per cent hike in paddy procurement this year as compared to last year. State Food and Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain while addressing mediapersons today informed that the state […]

Ruling-BJD MLA Questions Odisha Govt's Token System In Paddy Procurement

Bhubaneswar: Expressing concerns amid the ongoing row over the token system for paddy procurement in western Odisha, especially in Sambalpur and Bargarh districts, ruling-BJD’s Bargarh MLA Debesh Acharya today questioned the rationale behind putting farmers in trouble in the name of transparency. “How far is it justified to put farmers in trouble on the pretext […]

Token-less Farmers Of South Odisha Up In Arms Against Govt

Koraput: While the State government somehow managed to convince the farmers of Western Odisha to withdraw their protest against the newly-introduced centralised token system for procurement of paddy, the farmers of South Odisha mainly in Koraput district have now launched protests allegedly due to non-receipt of tokens restricting sale of paddy. Even though paddy procurement […]

Resentment Brews Among Odisha Farmers Over Paddy Procurement

Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur: After getting assurances from Odisha Minister Sushant Singh that paddy will be procured from farmers without tokens, farmers in western Odisha withdrew their protests recently. However, farmers today alleged that mandi officials are not procuring paddy without tokens. “The Minister (Sushant Singh) had said that tokens will be generated within two hours, but even […]