Tag Archives: paddy

Farmers resort to distress sale

Chikiti: Farmers have resorted to distress sale of paddy in 17 panchayats under this block in Ganjam district due to delay in opening of procurement centres, a report said Thursday. They are worried as they have no option than to … Continue reading

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Lakhs of paddy sacks lie in open

Padmapur: Even as paddy procurement has started since November 14 in this sub-division of Bargarh district, about two lakh paddy packets were reportedly still lying in open and unsold in various procurement centres, leaving the farmers distraught.  While 57 procurement … Continue reading

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Farmers resort to distress sale in Ganjam block

Chikiti: Farmers in 17 panchayats of this block in Ganjam district suffered major crop loss due to pest attack and unseasonal rains. It was reported that 70 per cent crops were damaged due to these reasons. While the farmers expected … Continue reading

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Farmers sell off paddy at farmland; Middlemen make hay

Basudevpur: Even as farmers in some areas under Basudevpur block in Bhadrak district are stepping up paddy harvesting so as to save it from the approaching rain, traders and middlemen have become active to buy paddy at Rs 200 or … Continue reading

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Distress sale of paddy trails drought, pest and rain

Nayagarh: Paddy cultivation in the district was adversely affected with farmers receiving one blow after another. Be it drought, pest attack or low pressure rain, farmers always found themselves at the receiving end. As if that was not enough, farmers … Continue reading

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Admin starts assessing crop damage

Bahanaga/Bhadrak: Amid forecast of more rains in the next 24 hours, the agriculture department has started assessing crop damage even as farmers have lost hopes of harvest in Bahanaga, Jaleswar and Bhograi blocks of Balasore and several blocks in Bhadrak. … Continue reading

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Pest attack fresh killer for farmers

Jaleswar: Farmers in north Balasore are worried over a disease called Bacterial Panicle Blight (BPB) that has been affecting their paddy crop. According to a rough estimate, about 40 per cent of the paddy shoots in the region have dried … 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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Scanty rain hits 21, 630 hectares of paddy crop

Bargarh: Farmers in many parts of this district are a worried lot with hectares of paddy crops having withered due to deficient rainfall. According to a report of the district agriculture office, crops across 21, 680 hectares in the district … Continue reading

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Govt flayed for low procurement target

Bhubaneswar: With panchayat polls approaching, opposition Congress and BJP Sunday launched a scathing attack on the BJD government over fixation of ‘lower’ paddy procurement target and accused it of favouring millers while forcing farmers to go for distress sale.The attack … Continue reading

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