Odisha farmers

Odisha farmers worry as dam water level dips

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.

published on : 12th August 2020

Enrol for crop insurance, Odisha government urges farmers

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.

published on : 22nd July 2020

With weekend COVID-19 shutdowns, no end to sufferings of vegetable farmers in Odisha

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.

published on : 17th July 2020

Token delay, lockdown leaves Odisha farmers in lurch

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.

published on : 16th July 2020

Odisha farmers stop Collector’s vehicle for compensation

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.

published on : 11th July 2020

Odisha gears up to ensure crop loan for farmers

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.

published on : 25th June 2020

Monsoon brings cheer for farmers in Odisha's Kendrapara

Chief district agriculture officer Ashok Mahasuar said that the monsoon rain would be beneficial for paddy crop.

published on : 17th June 2020

Lakhs of farmers put on high alert over locust attack as Odisha identifies nine vulnerable districts

In a meeting held at the Odisha Chief Minister's Office, it was decided to use fire tenders for spraying insecticide.

published on : 2nd June 2020

Shortage of equipment, labour adds to farm crisis in Odisha

The scarcity of operators prevails even after the Odisha  Government’s announcement to facilitate the movement of trained manpower from Punjab and Haryana.

published on : 15th May 2020

E-NAM to the rescue of Bargarh farmers   

The portal connects wholesale mandis (Agriculture Produce Market Committee markets) in the states to traders across the country.

published on : 29th April 2020

Coronavirus shadow over Odisha farmers’ fate

In mid-March, the district administration found out that there are 12,000 farmers awaiting for tokens to take part in the procurement process.

published on : 28th April 2020

Rain brings pain for farmers in Odisha

The rain has also damaged brinjal, tomato and ladies finger crops and betel vine farms over vast tracts of farmland.

published on : 27th April 2020

Tomatoes rot as buyers fail to reach farms in Odisha  

A bumper crop notwithstanding, tomato farmers of Dhenkanal district are staring at a massive loss.

published on : 26th April 2020

Lockdown: Supply jolt for Kendrapara watermelon growers

The situation is such that the fruit is being sold at throwaway prices and even fed to animals.

published on : 13th April 2020

Lockdown: Transportation woes for Odisha's vegetable farmers  

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. 

published on : 12th April 2020
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