In a bid encourage farmers for timely repayment of loan, Odisha government has decided to provide interest incentives of 4 per cent for loan upto Rs 50,000 and 3 per cent for loan upto Rs 3 lakh.
Deputy Director of Agriculture Damodar Sethi said paddy and non-paddy crops will be grown on 4.37 lakh ha across 26 blocks in Odisha.
Supply centres in Kendrapara district have not stocked sufficient paddy seeds
Those who own more than 25 acres, meanwhile, number just 15,775, and collectively hold 6.21 lakh acres of land. The amount required for them is Rs 621.99 crore.
With a deadline in place to waive loans from cooperative banks and the MCC stalling new registrations, the bigger question is whether farmers who haven’t yet registered will get the fresh loans.
Officials successfully conduct two wet runs using one pump on Wednesday
Peoples’ representatives from SRSP ayacut area attended the review meeting held at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad.
The Agriculture Department on Wednesday intensified its efforts to divide the State into various crop colonies to strengthen farmers financially.
The crops are being procured at the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of Rs 1,770 per quintal for Grade-A and Rs 1,750 per quintal to Common Rice.
Supported by the BJP, farmers had earlier protested against millers who are demanding reduction of 4 to 5 kg per quintal of paddy at mandis.
They have been asked to send their action taken reports to the Directorate within two weeks.
The investigation teams of Civil Supply Department are verifying capacity of the driers, boilers in the mills besides their milling capacity.
The State Government has asked cooperative agencies to upload purchase data and keep tab of signatures, failing which stringent action will be taken.
As many as 19 farmers have committed suicide in Raichur so far this fiscal.
The procurement of kharif paddy will start from November 25 in the district.