Tag Archives: farming

Flax seed growers resort to distress sale

Bhawanipatna: With no procurement centre set up by the government to collect flax seeds (locally known as Alasi), tribal cultivators who live on the crop were found at the receiving end as they end up being exploited by middlemen, according … Continue reading

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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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Pest attack snuffs out bumper crop hope

Korukonda: While recent rains have raised farmers’ hope of a bumper harvest, sudden pest attack on paddy crop has dashed all their expectations. Crops in hundreds of hectares of land in several villages under this block in Malkangiri district have … Continue reading

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Farmers lose sleep over scant rainfall

Khaira, July 13: By this time of the year, about 40 per cent of agriculture work including tilling of land and sapling transplantation should have been completed. But farmers in this block of Balasore district have not been able to … Continue reading

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Coop officials siphon lakhs in the name of sharecroppers

Jajpur, June 8: Even as the state government plans to enact laws for the benefits of sharecroppers, office bearers of a service credit cooperative society allegedly siphoned off lakhs of rupees by enlisting the land of other people in the … Continue reading

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Another panel formed to look after sharecroppers’ issues

Bhubaneswar, June 1: Another panel has been formed to give suggestions to the ministerial committee formed to formulate rules to protect the interests of sharecroppers in the state. “A five-member committee comprising officials of cooperative, agriculture and revenue departments has … Continue reading

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