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Odisha Govt announces special package for pest affected areas

Odisha Cabinet meetingInsight Bureau:  Odisha Government on Monday announced assistance of Rs 13,500 per hectare for irrigated, Rs 6,800 for non-irrigated land for pest-affected farmers, announced by the Agriculture Minister Maheswar Mohanty. Govt also declared pest-infestation of crops a Natural Disaster.

Announcing the drought assistance package Mohanty informed that the farmers who torched paddy crops will also get compensation.

Other Key Points:

* Farmers to get fertilizers at 75% subsidised price.

* Loans for Rabi Crops to be provided to farmers.

* 1 lakh mini kits of seeds to provided to farmers.

* 50,000 farmers to be assisted with broiler farming.

* 50% loan waiver for farmers who suffered 33% crop loss.

*10,000 numbers of sprayers will be made available to the affected  farmers in the BPH affected area at a subsidy of 50% subject to maximum of Rs.3000/- per sprayers.

*Tuition fees and examination fees in Government aided schools and colleges in the pest affected areas shall be waived.

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