Samajwadi Party Odisha unit demands extension of PMFBY deadline

Bhubaneswar: The Samajwadi Party (SP), Odisha unit on Friday urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to extend the last date of submission of premium under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) till August 15. In a letter to Patnaik, SP State unit president Rabi Behera said, “Delayed monsoon and scanty rainfall has created havoc among the […]

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Rs 3234-crore more to be spent on KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar: The State Government has allocated an extra Rs 3,234 crore fund to accommodate 32.34 lakh additional beneficiaries  in the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme. The State Cabinet in its first meeting on May 29 approved a proposal for the enhancement of the target of KALIA beneficiaries to 75 lakh farm […]

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Odisha CM announces package for Cyclone Fani-hit people  

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced package for livelihood support to Fani affected people. Patnaik said agriculture Input Subsidy of Rs 6,800 per hectare of land in non-irrigated areas and Rs 13,500 per hectare in assured irrigation areas and Rs 18,000 per hectare for all types of perennial crops will be provided. While […]

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Farmers stop polling parties from visiting booths in Odisha, arrested

Cuttack: Demanding scrapping of elections, a large number of farmers, including women under the aegis of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) on Sunday staged demonstration in front of Bhubananada Engineering College in a bid to stop the movement of polling party officials to different booths. The NNKS has been agitating in Odisha demanding price, prestige […]

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Odisha farmers threaten civil disobedience stir during election

Bhubaneswar: The Navnirman Krushak Sangathan (NKS), a body of farmers which has been spearheading a farmers’ movement demanding “price, prestige and pension” for long, on Wednesday decided to resort to civil disobedience stir from April 2 to April 22 opposing the elections. A delegation of the Sangathan led by its convenor Akshaya Kumar met the […]

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9.42 lakh Odisha farmers eligible for PM-KISAN

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has shared the list of 10 lakh farmers for enrolling in the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) yojana, said Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department (MoS) Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Sunday. The Union Minister said of the total 10 lakh farmers, 9.42 have been found eligible for financial assistance under […]

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