Denied daughter’s last rites, Odisha couple wants to return home

Mohan Nag and his family are desperately waiting for the extended Covid-19 lockdown to return home from Telangana.

26 Apr 2020

Poor demand, weak prices hit Odisha farmers

Lack of demand for vegetables in retail markets continues to trouble farmers across the State despite relaxation on the movement of farm produces amid extended lockdown.

24 Apr 2020

Government directs district heads to expedite MFP collection

Lockdown coincided with peak season for MFP harvesting

22 Apr 2020

Spectre of distress sale looms large in Odisha as lockdown halts activities

The corporation has entered into agreement with more than 1,200 primary procurement agencies in 23 districts to procure minor forest produce (MFP) at minimum support price set by the government.

20 Apr 2020

Closure of secondary steel units hits merchant miners

Mines operate at less than 30 pc of capacity due to low demand

17 Apr 2020

OSSC norms rankle seed growers

As per the agreement with the registered farmers, the corporation had decided to accept 30 quintal of paddy seed per ha.

16 Apr 2020

Lockdown: Puri farmer sits on a 40-tonne pumpkin stock tragedy

There is a drastic fall in the vegetable demand of the temple after the lockdown as preparation of ‘bhoga’ has been bare minimum due to restriction on devotees and pilgrims.

09 Apr 2020

Fish out of water in Odisha capital!

The closure of the Unit-IV market, the fish hub of the City, has further compounded the problem of retail trading.

07 Apr 2020

Lockdown: Private bus, truckers seek loan interest waiver

Private bus and truck owners’ associations also demand moratorium of six months for loan repayment

05 Apr 2020

Coronavirus lockdown hits paddy seed growers across Odisha

Sources in the Agriculture department said the seed processing units and testing labs find it difficult to operate in the absence of labourers due to lockdown.

03 Apr 2020

Traders resist move to regulate commodity prices

The decision came in the wake of some unscrupulous traders charging more than the actual price

01 Apr 2020

Farmers join Covid fight

Use bleaching powder to sanitise public places in Puri and Ganjam.

30 Mar 2020

People in Odisha stock up essentials as CM Naveen Patnaik announces lockdown amid coronavirus

People were not willing to buy the government's assurance that there is enough stock of essential commodities, as they think that stop on movement of transport vehicles will lead to scarcity.

21 Mar 2020

Fresh row over anganwadi worker pay

In effect, the State’s contribution is Rs 4,800 for AWCs, Rs 3,245 for mini-AWCs, and Rs 2,400 for helpers.

20 Mar 2020

Endless wait for Odisha farmers to sell paddy 

Rice millers attached to PACS are not lifting the stock from paddy purchase centres (PPCs) under similar plea.

16 Mar 2020