Tag: Token System

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.

  • Sunday, 13 June 2021
Opposition Targets Odisha Govt Over Token System In Paddy Procurement

Bhubaneswar: The heat of farmers’ protest against token system in paddy procurement was felt in the Odisha Assembly on Tuesday with Opposition BJP and Congress demanding immediate withdrawal of the new rule. The BJP and Congress legislators demanded withdrawal of the centralised token system and reintroduction of earlier method for paddy procurement, i.e. Paddy Procurement […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Blow To Farmers! Odisha Minister's Big NO To Withdraw Tokens In Paddy Procurement

Bhubaneswar: Amid the ongoing protest by the farmers in western Odisha, Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain today blatantly said that the State government will not withdraw the token system in paddy procurement irrespective of the farmers’ agitation. ‘Ae system thila, rahichi aau rahiba’ (this system was, is and will be there) and there is no […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
'Odisha Farmers Victim Of Govt's Faulty Paddy Procurement System'

Bhubaneswar: They say a political party or a government may go to any extent to hide its failure and something like that seems to have happened in Odisha where the ruling-BJD is accused of concealing its failure in paddy procurement. The token system in paddy procurement is alleged to be a faulty one allowing millers […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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Token System Will Ruin Odisha Paddy Farmers: Bargarh MP In LS

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Amid the ongoing protests by farmers in Odisha, voices against the State government’s token system in paddy procurement were heard in Lok Sabha today. BJP MP from Bargarh, Suresh Pujari in the Lower House today reiterated that the Odisha government’s token system will destroy the entire farmer community in the State. “At a […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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Minister’s Assurance To Odisha Farmers On Behalf Of Govt Or Party: Oppn

Bhubaneswar: A day after Labour Minister Susant Singh and deputy government chief whip Rohit Pujari, announced about relaxation of centralised token system in select areas following a discussion with the agitating farmers in Sambalpur and Bargarh, the Assembly today witnessed noisy scenes with Opposition leaders questioning the motive behind sending both of them for a […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
'No Token, No Paddy Procurement' Irk Farmers In Odisha

Bargarh: After getting assurance from Minister Sushant Singh on Thursday, farmers in western Odisha called off protest with a hope that they could sell their paddy without tokens. However, the market yard authorities in several parts of Bargarh district are allegedly not accepting paddy without tokens. Hundreds of paddy sacks are now lying unattended in […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
'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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021