Tag Archives: cultivation

Floriculturists cry for govt support to expand farming

Keonjhar: Instead of sitting idle or doing odd jobs after harvesting paddy, farmers in most parts of Keonjhar can take up floriculture as the conditions are conducive for it in the district. With the rise in demand for flowers, scores … Continue reading

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Farmers worried as pests attack paddy crop

Oupada: The farmers in the Oupada area of Balasore are worried as the paddy crop on thousands of acres is facing a threat from pests. While farmers are apprehensive about crop damage, the agriculture department is said to be sitting … Continue reading

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Tribal woman pioneers organic farming

Jeypore: Raimati Ghiuria, a tribal woman of Koraput district, has launched a sort of movement by adopting organic methods of farming and encouraging others follow suit. So far, the woman farmer of Nuaguda village has succeeded in persuading more than … Continue reading

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No flowery business this

Post News Network Bhadrak, June 3: Even as there is a huge demand for flowers in this coastal district, the state has not taken steps to encourage flower cultivation to decrease the flower traders’ dependence on import from outside. Scores of … Continue reading

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Govt boost to potato cultivation

Post News Network Dhamnagar, Jan 18: Learning lessons from the potato crisis which hit the state a few months ago, the government has given thrust on boosting tuber cultivation across the state through Potato Mission. Many areas in this block … Continue reading

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Short-supply of seeds irks farmers

Post News Network Phulbani, Dec 15: Farmers of Kandhamal district have expressed resentment over not being supplied with seed potatoes even as the season of cultivating the tuber has been delayed. However, the deputy director of horticulture, Sukant Kumar Subuddhi, … Continue reading

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Farmers push for sluice gate across Genguti river

Post News Network Dhamnagar, Dec 3: Farmers in the flood-prone Dhamnagar block are battling water shortage to grow crops even as several rivers crisscross the block. With ground water table plummeting, the earth is losing moisture content, leaving vast tracts … Continue reading

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Denied govt sops, farmers shun sunflower cultivation

Post News Network Tihidi, Jan 17: The state government has stopped giving financial incentives to sunflower cultivation in the block, which has left over 900 farmers dejected. Farmers say such cultivation will not fetch more profit if government help is … Continue reading

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