Odisha Govt declares 10456.64 hectares of farmland as pest-affected

ONI Bureau:  The Odisha Government has declared an area of 10,456.64 hectares of farmland in 1,567 villages as affected by pest attack.

According to a notification issued by the Special Relief Commission, an area of 10456.64 hectares in 1567 villages under 319 Gram Panchayats (GPs) of 15 Blocks and 15 wards of 4 ULBs in 2 districts affected by pest attack having sustained crop loss of 33 percent and above based on the field verification reports of the District Collectors.

Earlier on Saturday, the State government has declared an additional 67576.94 hectares in 1729 villages under 360 GPs of 21 Blocks and 45 wards of 6 ULBs in 3 districts of Kalahandi, Nuapada and Sambalpur as drought hit.

Collectors of the concerned districts have been directed to undertake relief measures in the notified area.

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