The three recent farm produce related laws enacted by the Centre are meant to promote and facilitate trade and commerce of farm produce outside the purview of Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) designated mandis, encourage contract farming for the sale of farm produce that could also be tied to hiring of farm services, and amend restrictions to trade and commerce that existed in the law governing essential commodities, respectively. A tribal woman with freshly-harvested ragi (finger millet) crop near Tumudibandha village in Odisha’s Kandhamal district, on November 18, 2019. Large BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha cabinet headed by chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday approved the Agriculture Policy-2020 that aims to ensure agricultural growth, increasing … Bhubaneswar: The state cabinet on Tuesday gave in-principle approval to the new Agriculture Policy 2019 (Samridhi) of the Odisha government. BHUBANESWAR: Rice bran, once considered not of much use beyond cattle feed and fuel in Odisha, has come as a boon for farmers because of agri-technology popularization initiatives taken up by the state government. Keeping that aside, after the promulgation of the ordinance on June 5, 2020, as a consumer, one observed some price changes in some commodities. The two ordinances promulgated in May this year aimed at registration farmers with contract farming companies for improving production and productivity and amendment of Odisha … The Biju Janata Dal on Sunday steered away from controversy over the three new farm laws and demanded implementation of the M.S. According to a notification by the General Administration and Public Grievance, the Additional Chief Secretary, Steel and Mines, Raj Kumar Sharma, has been posted as the Agriculture …   |  A+A A-, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik releasing the State Agriculture Policy Samrudhi during Krushi Odisha 2020 at Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar on Monday. The policy focuses on creating an eco-system interlinking input production markets, sustainable increase in yields of paddy and diversification to high value agriculture (HVA) and encouraging efficient and ecologically sensitive use of inputs. The same person is today the Cabinet Minister in the State in charge of food supplies and consumer welfare and cooperation, the very departments associated with the recent laws enacted by the Centre. Curiously enough, members of the ruling party in Odisha, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by Naveen Patnaik, who has been its Chief Minister for more than 20 years now, opposed the above-mentioned two Bills in the Rajya Sabha but chose not to walk out along with other members opposing the Bill. In-depth analysis of issues and events in India and around the world. But, with the new laws in place, it may have to work out the implications for its flagship Odisha Millets Mission. The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. The Central law also does away with the need to engage with each State that would have required addressing State-specific concerns. Copyright © 2020, THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD. As the government plans to sell its entire stake in the Shipping Corporation of India, Vedanta and DP World are among prospective buyers. Let us examine the contents of these. Considering the potential for production of rice bran oil in Odisha… BHUBANESWAR: Odisha is home to hundreds of aromatic rice varieties which are on the verge of extinction. A Government of India constituted Expert Group on Agricultural Indebtedness chaired by Prof. R. Radhakrishna in its report (2007) indicated that the crisis in Indian agriculture was both agrarian (impacting life and livelihood of those dependent on it) and agricultural (on account of inadequate and inappropriate plans and policies that thrust down a one-size-fits-all thinking from the top). A concern with regard to the 2005 Odisha Bill was the possibility of the farmer losing possession of land. The members of Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan protested against the bills at AG Square in Bhubaneswar. The COVID-19-induced lockdown and the absolute necessity for human beings to maintain a physical distance from one another in order to contain the pandemic has changed our lives in unimaginable ways. Official sources said the policy aims to address the constraints the sector faces and make optimal use of resources and emergence of accelerated economic growth in the State. Second, Odisha not only procures a substantial proportion of its rice produced, it uses a substantial proportion for public distribution and other welfare measures. It will benefit about 125,000 smallholder farmer households from 15 districts of Odisha managing 128,000 ha of agricultural land. Protests in Odisha 3 New Products by Insecticide India Ltd. Last BJP Budget to Focus on Uplifting Rural & Farm Sectors Are Natural Alternatives to Pesticides and Fertilisers by … During the six-month period, the 150 per cent increase in onion prices, by Rs.27 per kilogram from Rs.18 to Rs.45, was on everyone’s radar, while an 18 per cent increase in mustard oil, by Rs.23 a litre from Rs.122 to Rs.145, was equally pinching for the consumer and should be a matter of worry, perhaps of greater concern. By opting to withdraw from the 15-nation RCEP agreement citing national economic interests, India has lost an opportunity to counter China’s growing influence in the region. Odisha government authorities will start culling chickens and destroying eggs from Tuesday to contain a bird flu virus in the Agriculture and Technology University. Readers who have been part of this journey are our source of strength. Why are farmers in Punjab and Haryana angry? One is reminded of some of the Odia classics such as Fakir Mohan Senapati’s Cha Mana Atha Guntha (Six Acres and One-Third), where the protagonist Sania not only loses his land but also his sanity, or of Gopinath Mohanty’s Amrutara Santana and Paraja, which depict the tribal farmer’s loss of land, livelihood and dignity. The print medium all over the world is no exception. “Odisha has so far lifted 6.66 lakh metric tonne (MT) of various fertilizers compared to 5.56 lakh MT lifted in August 2019 and 6.15 lakh MT in August 2018. 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Fifth, Odisha is prone to natural calamities and needs to address the possible implications of the deregulation of foodstuffs from essential commodities. Latest Odisha agriculture News : Covers all Live Updates . Moreover, Odisha has taken further steps to increase the procurement of paddy during the pandemic. 'the', n is not 'and'). bhubaneswar News. Odisha agriculture news in hindi on Find hindi news articles about Odisha agriculture. Natabar Sarangi is an octogenarian retired teacher-turned-organic farmer who set up the Rajendra Desi Chasa Gabesana Kendra, a research and training centre. Agricultural markets have therefore been the responsibility of the states. While conceding that reforms are needed and that policy making is a continuous and ongoing process, it must be said that the three new laws are likely to further precipitate the crisis in Indian agriculture. Even in the absence of this law, farmers were not restricted to sell their produce at APMC-designated mandis and receive a minimum support price (MSP). During the 1999-2000 fiscal, the agriculture … New Delhi [India], December 14 (ANI): Amid the ongoing farmers' protest in and around Delhi, a farmer from Odisha shaved his head at Singhu border on Monday to … Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday effected a minor reshuffle in the senior IAS cadre. The Odisha Agricultural Produce and Livestock Contract Farming and Services (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020, promulgated by the state government aims at … While it was 15.14% in 2012-13, it fell to 13.7% in 2013-14 and 12.33% in 2014-15. Agricultural markets have therefore been the responsibility of the states. Some horticultural produce is also sold at the local mandis, but they do not have MSP, as in most parts of India. Subscribing to the online edition, I am confident, will make it mutually beneficial. Department of Agriculture & Farmers' Empowerment, Government of Odisha, Krushi Bhawan, Gopabandhumarg, Kesharinagar (7,533.09 mi) Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India 751001 (Photo| Irfana, EPS). “There was unusual mortality (about 1,000-1,500) which was notified to the state government. But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. irrelevant cannot be published. It is important to keep a watch on the percentage change in prices, but one should also keep a tab on absolute price levels. A revised agriculture policy will come into force soon in Odisha, said Agriculture And Farmers' Empowerment Minister Arun Sahoo here today. The members of Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor … The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, is designed to curtail the power and functioning of APMCs, or, to bypass them. Official sources said the policy aims to address the constraints the sector faces and make optimal use of resources and emergence of accelerated economic growth in the State. BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday released the State Agriculture Policy 2020, ‘Samrudhi’, with focus on crop diversification, market linkage and use of technology. But then, in November this year, Odisha considered introducing a Bill to allow private investment for the setting up of marketing and other infrastructure in line with its earlier ordinance and in sync with the Central law, which enables the bypassing of APMCs. Odisha government authorities will start culling chickens and destroying eggs from Tuesday to contain a bird flu virus in the Agriculture and Technology University. Second, Odisha not only procures a substantial proportion of … Samples were tested at (Bhopal-based National Institute of) High Security Animal Diseases. 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It is dedicated to agriculture related research, extension and education. Orissa Agriculture is the major contributor to the state's economy. In fact, there are many villages that do not have first-mile connectivity (the last mile, depending on whether the perspective is from Bhubaneswar or New Delhi) in terms of access to designated markets and there is a need to strengthen these. Disclaimer : This is the official web portal of Government of Odisha. However, this requires a knowledge-centric approach, similar to the millets initiative. Get full access to 22 years old archives. The policy lays emphasis on diversification from paddy to the high-income crops during the rabi season. It is possible that a risk-taking farmer may at times benefit from contracts, but risks have to be balanced by safeguards, especially in contracts between two unequal parties. Many protestors were detained while they tried to enter into the gate of Lok Seva Bhawan. Get all the latest news and updates on Odisha Agriculture Minister only on Bhubaneswar: Congress has decided to hold a mega tractor rally in Odisha against new farm bills cleared by the Parliament. Independent of the constitutional concerns, the lawmakers of Odisha have been sending mixed signals. Swaminathan Committee recommendations for … New Delhi, October 24, 2019 – The Government of India, Government of Odisha and the World Bank today signed a US$165 million loan agreement to support smallholder farmers strengthen the resilience of their production systems as well as diversify and improve the marketing of their produce, for increased income.. all capital letters, or in all lower case letters, or using Its main objective was to assure the agricultural … The other avenues of this programme under 5-T initiative includes, online licensing for agricultural … Naturally, to a concerned citizen, the vacillation of the Odisha government would appear perplexing. New covid strain: BMC to trace all UK returnees of last one month, National Wrestling Championship: Negative Covid report, face shields likely for referees, Bengaluru: RPF cop rescues woman seconds before train could kill her, Foundation work of Ayodhya Ram temple to start in January, Bus service through Corbett? The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020, deregulates foodstuffs, including farm produce, except under extraordinary circumstances and that too only after due notification. Among others, Agriculture Production Commissioner Pradipta Mohapatra and Secretary of the Union Fertiliser department Chhabindra Roul addressed the function. To continue enjoying Frontline, you can turn off your adblocker or subscribe to Frontline digital. Also, none of these price rises have anything to do with the price obtained by the farmer, who has already sold her produce after harvest, with or without a contractual agreement. City News. In Odisha, the MSP is largely relevant to paddy/rice procurement. The steps initiated then helped India move out from a ship-to-mouth scenario, but as we know now, it has had far-reaching social, ecological and economic consequences. Close to 83 per cent of its people live in rural areas and about 61.8 per cent of its 17.5 million workforce is employed in agriculture.1 The sector contributes about 18 per cent to the state’s GDP. While the ongoing crisis in Indian agriculture requires an urgent set of reforms, we have raised some concerns on the three farm-related laws. BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday released the State Agriculture Policy 2020, ‘Samrudhi’, with focus on crop diversification, market linkage and use of technology. The changes would have obvious welfare implications. Get details info on courses, placements, college admissions, cutoffs, address, contact, latest news and updates. Agriculture reforms to improve market access, increase income opportunities for farmers: CII Dec 15, 2020, 09:01 PM IST “The reforms will have a transformational impact on the agri sector by enhancing … The Odisha Legislative Assembly had earlier passed a unanimous resolution in this regard in 2017 and again in 2018. Besides being the third largest contributor to the country’s public distribution system, Odisha has won Krishi Karman Award six times. It might help if the Odisha legislature has a special session on agriculture to discuss the larger issues before they take a position. Addressing the farmers at the inaugural ceremony of Krushi Odisha 2020 here, the Chief Minister said the State Government is working towards development of farmers. The Odisha Cabinet came out with this resolution after the farmers’ unions … Bhubaneswar: With an aim to increase farmers’ income in the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched a new agriculture policy (SAMRUDHI) during 5-day event Krushi Odisha-2020 in Bhubaneswar. Find the list of top 8 Agriculture colleges in Orissa based on 2021 ranking with fees. We may remove hyperlinks within comments. The new laws do open up questions on the federal structure that need to be taken up by an appropriate court of adjudication. From 2014-15 to 2018-19, about 40-60 per cent of the rice produced was procured, which is substantial, given that the figures are in the range of 30-40 per cent at the all-India level (see Fig 1). The stir will be attended by Odisha Congress in-charge A. Chellakumar, informed Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan … The Odisha government will be formulating a new agriculture policy that will focus on improving farmers income, said an official on 11 th June 2019. avoid rejection. The Agricultural Promotion and Investment Corporation of Odisha Limited (APICOL) is the nodal agency to bring enterprise into agriculture and will provide all support to the agri entrepreneurs … In fact, Odisha was one of the first states to notify Orissa Agricultural Produce Markets Act 1956. Excerpts from Com. Also Findes Odisha agriculture Articles, Photos & Videos at Lokmat News Please write complete sentences. Sixth, along with the tweets by Food Odisha, there is a need to further strengthen the price monitoring system by expanding the number of locations as well as extending them to more commodities so that extraordinary price movements can be monitored more effectively. Do not type comments in Also read: Agricultural reform or battering ram? is an initiative by Odisha Television to connect netizens to the latest information about Odisha and beyond. First, the BJD needs to clarify its position on farm-related laws. ... the new agriculture policy has also given special focus on promoting organic farming in the state. Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated ‘Krushak Odisha’, the Farmers’ Database, in which credentials of 76 lakh farmers of the Odisha have been integrated. As per this law, a farmer can either enter into an agreement to sell her produce with a prospective buyer or enter into a tied agreement that links use of farm services to ensure quality produce to be purchased by the buyer. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

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