Meanwhile, the price of potatoes has sky-rocketed due to its unavailability in the market.
However, attempts to contact the Minister and Principal Secretary of Agriculture department to get their responses proved futile.
According to reports, farmers of nine GPs in the district had claimed insurance for crop loss, of which, claims of three GPs have settled a few months ago.
While the price of urea is fixed at Rs 266.50 per 45 kg bag remained unchanged in the last three years, the same is being sold at Rs 300-500 per bag.
Odisha minister RP Swain said that around 5,200 farmers of the State have registered with the Odisha State Seeds Corporation (OSSC) for production and supply of certified paddy seeds.
Sudam Sahu, a progressive farmer from Bargarh who has been growing Kalabati Dhana from 2014, collected two varieties of black rice seeds from Nayagarh which he has preserved till now.