In a bid to promote ragi cultivation in a sustainable manner through assured market support, the Odisha government has prepared an action plan and a set of guidelines.
According to the official data, the total paddy purchase has increased to 306.06 lakh tonnes till November 27 of the 2022-23 Kharif marketing season from 280.51 lakh tonnes in the year-ago period.
On food security, the report said global food security has deteriorated and India may turn out to be an outlier with proactive and pre-emptive government interventions.
Much of India’s economic stability, despite the rupee depreciating to below 82 against a resurgent dollar, has been attributed to healthy rural economic growth.
Paddy straw burning in Punjab and Haryana is one of the reasons behind the alarming spike in air pollution levels in the national capital region in October and November.
Reviewing agriculture and allied sectors with senior officials on Tuesday, the CM underscored the need for ensuring that no paddy farmer in the State feels that he got less than MSP for his produce.
The paddy procurement in the district had remained less than 10 per cent for the last few years, as farmers have been showing more interest to sell their produce in the open market.
The pre-rabi crop season starts in October in which the affected farmers have been advised to cultivate pulses and oilseeds utilising the existing soil moisture.
Chief Secretary said paddy procurement will be 57 lakh tonne for kharif and 14 lakh tonne for rabi.
Paddy crops on 1,100 hectares in Thanjavur were inundated after recent heavy rain, Collector Dinesh Ponraj Oliver told media on Wednesday.
Haryana BKU (Chaduni) chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni said the decision to end the stir was taken after the government agreed to consider procuring 30 quintals of paddy per acre.
India clarified that the ban on the export of broken rice, which is used in poultry feed, follows a rise in the grain's exports in recent months which put pressure on the domestic market.
India's rice production could fall by 10-12 million tonnes during the Kharif season this year due to a fall in paddy sowing area, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey had said earlier this month.
Two bridges were washed away, cutting off connectivity to Tagarkheda, Wanjarkheda, Savari-Jamga and Manejawalga villages in Nilanga tehsil, saidan official.
The Kharif season contributes about 80 per cent of India's total rice production.
'India's rice production may fall by 10-12 million tonne in Kharif season this year': Food Secretary
However, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey asserted that the country will have surplus production in rice.
The process of farmers’ registration for the sale of paddy started on July 15 and ended on August 23. While 1,22,938 farmers were able to get registered, 10,983 are on the waiting list.
Chairman of the farmers’ wing of the Congress Amiya Patnaik claimed that kharif crop in over 15 lakh hectare acre has been damaged.
For the first time this year, around 44,149 farmers submitted their documents for registration as against 38,703 farmers who registered during the last kharif season.
The government has fixed the minimum support price (MSP) of 'common' grade paddy at Rs 2040 per quintal and 'grade A' at 2060 per quintal for the 2022-23 marketing year.