Despite two spells of low-pressure induced rainfall in last 10 days in Koraput, Upper Kolab and Telengiri - two major dam reservoirs - have witnessed a dip in water level.
Farmers who will not avail any crop loan and are willing to be covered under PMFBY can purchase insurance through banks, insurance companies or their designated agents.
With weekend shutdowns in Rourkela and Birmitrapur and closure of weekly village markets in 20 gram panchayats of the block, the farmers are facing losses.
As many as 6,482 farmers in the district have not been able to sell their produce due to delay in token distribution and disruption in paddy procurement in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.
The farmers have been protesting non-payment of compensation for the crop loss suffered during two successive cyclones Fani of last year and Amphan earlier this year.
The State Government on Wednesday directed the blocklevel technical team to ensure smooth delivery of agricultural inputs and short term loan to farmers for kharif crops.
Chief district agriculture officer Ashok Mahasuar said that the monsoon rain would be beneficial for paddy crop.
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In mid-March, the district administration found out that there are 12,000 farmers awaiting for tokens to take part in the procurement process.
The rain has also damaged brinjal, tomato and ladies finger crops and betel vine farms over vast tracts of farmland.
A bumper crop notwithstanding, tomato farmers of Dhenkanal district are staring at a massive loss.
The situation is such that the fruit is being sold at throwaway prices and even fed to animals.
With transport coming to a standstill, their hopes have been dashed. Only 10 per cent of their vegetables have been sold so far with the rest either left to rot in the fields or buried.