Bijoy Pradhan

Odisha Seeds Corporation stares at Rs 9 cr loss as 80K quintal seeds lay unsold

The direct benefit transfer system is acting as a spoiler.

28 Nov 2023

OCSA submits Rs 25 cr bid for cold storage potato mission 

The area to be covered falls within 10 km radius of the two cold storages.

08 Nov 2023

Potato farmers in Odisha to get subsidy of Rs 58K per hectare

The subsidy will be released out of allotted funds of the state plan under scheme development of potato vegetable and spices.

05 Nov 2023

Mega lift irrigation scheme benefitting farmers, study finds 

Considering the whole gamut of RIDF projects in the state, the mega lift sub-sector has created a net increase in the irrigated area of 96,000 hectares.

18 Oct 2023

OUAT plans climate proof crop weather modelling

20 farm implements suitable for state’s climate will be developed

12 Oct 2023

In GRIDCO-NLCIL pact, Odisha loses 800 MW power

The move has come in for question as the state’s entitlement is 1,600 MW and it is going to lose 800 MW of cheap power in the process.

11 Oct 2023

Odisha creates irrigation potential for 4.2 lakh hectare under PMKSY

Jajpur district recorded the highest 28.18 per cent by bringing 803 hectare out of 2,850 hectare planned for the financial year under irrigation under drip and sprinkler.

06 Oct 2023

Ramnath Goenka Sahithya Samman launched by TNIE

Perumal Murugan, Anirudh Kanisetti & Devika Rege get inaugural awards

25 Sep 2023

‘Opposition to three-language policy political’: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan asserts that the sole objective of NEP is to promote all local languages

24 Sep 2023

‘BJP will contest polls in Odisha without CM face’: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Speaking on the theme, Pradhan said Kalinga civilisation is more than 2,500 years old and continues to thrive even today.

24 Sep 2023

Rs 10 stamp paper scarcity in state, Treasury says no info

Non-judicial stamp paper is required for affidavits, lease agreements, purchase and sale of property, indemnity bond, sale deeds and several other matters.

20 Sep 2023

Odisha debars NHRDF from supplying certified seeds

The directive came at a time when NHRDF has emerged as a lowest bidder (L1) in the bidding held in August for supply of 207 quintals of onion seeds for the kharif seasons.

10 Sep 2023

LPG price cut leaves distributors in lurch

With no clarity from Centre or OMCs, distributors are at loss on ways to offset the price of old stock

31 Aug 2023

Onion price surge likely in Odisha as supply stops

The Central government on Friday decided to resort to market intervention in states where the average retail price of onion stays above the national average price of Rs 29.73 per kg.

23 Aug 2023

Now, arhar dal price surges, retail cartelisation blamed

A staple in most households, the pulse sold for Rs 130-Rs 140 per kg a week back

21 Aug 2023

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