Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi on Friday slammed the Odisha government over poor plight of farmers and their declining income.
State ranks 7th in production of vegetables and 11th in fruits
Agriculture subsidy on farm implements, amounting to several crores of rupees, is being pocketed by unscrupulous elements in Odisha, thanks to absence of physical verification.
Panic gripped coastal pockets of the district after high tidal waves entered seaside villages on Tuesday night causing extensive damage to agriculture land.
Drought-like situation has affected kharif paddy output: Agitators
Judhistir’s paddy crop failed reportedly due to dry weather conditions.
The monsoon season has entered its last leg and over 210 out of 314 blocks in the state have reported deficit rainfall, leaving farmers in the throes of despair.
Police said that the accused had threatened Basant claiming they had the support of ‘Guruji’ Manas Das and warned him to not lodge a police complaint.
The BJP on Monday lashed out at the State government for its failure to keep the promise to create irrigation potential for at least 35 per cent of cultivable land in each block.
Odisha govt has so far paid Rs 3,250.48 crore as premium
With deficit rainfall and inadequate irrigation coverage, farmers of Nabarangpur district are staring at a drought-like situation, dreading a poor kharif crop.
Experts said that if the paddy cultivation target is not achieved in the kharif season, price of rice in the open market will be hiked by traders.
However, apprehensive of middlemen interference, these farmers prefer selling paddy to outsiders than government procurement agencies.
Struggling to eke out a living due to the pandemic, farmers and migrant returnees of Ganjam believe the frog dance ritual, also called ‘Bengei Nacha’, would open up the skies.
The exploitative situation has forced many farmers to abandon cashew nut farming which is otherwise a lucrative venture specially in coastal areas.