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After receiving a great deal of criticism from the Centre over crop damage and administrative failure to act on Central advisory on pest attack in time, the State Government on Tuesday said all accusa
Continuing his attack on the Odisha Government for large scale damage of paddy crops due to pest attack and subsequent suicide of farmers, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Singh
The apex court took cognizance of the matter, after a petition was filed by lawyer Prashant Bhushan, demanding a policy to regulate the use of chemical pesticides in farming.
Union Minister to visit pest affected areas; Rout says the Centre violating federal norm
Odisha Government on Friday notified 1.28 lakh hectare cropped area as pest-affected and released `137.51 crore towards agriculture input subsidy from the State Disaster Relief Fund.
Authorities of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology suspected that the pests that damaged crops in around 1.8 lakh hectares in Odisha might have developed resistance against some pesticides
Union Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Singh Sekhawat is coming on a two-day visit to the State on November 12 to review the crop situation as several districts.
Share-croppers and lessees working on deity land will also be considered actual cultivators and eligible for compensation. Privileged rayats like widow and differentially-abled will also be covered.
A day after a farmer died due to suspected food poisoning and nearly 69 others fell ill, the police here has registered offences against two caterers and an official of a pesticide producing company.
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Agriculture Department took up the e-pest surveillance and pest management programme for which it submitted a Rs 2.48 crore proposal in June.
The agitating villagers said they have lost more than 50 per cent of the crop and demanded waiver of agriculture loan.
Death has returned to the farmlands of Odisha. In last ten days, nine farmers have ended their lives over crop loss.
Reports of Collectors on pest attack to be discussed; the menace severe in Bargarh district
They are likely to study the pesticides used by the farmers to control the pest menace, while the extent of damage due to pest attack would be known after getting reports from all blocks, he said.