The occasion of auspicious ‘Nuakhai’.The assistance has been released to over 37.12 lakh small and marginal farmers across the State
The government is coordinating with the Centre to resolve the problems in the supply of fertilisers. “The problems of the farmers cannot be overlooked. I am personally in touch with the Centre to resolve the problems they are facing over the fertiliser issue. We have also taken up the issue of MSP and crop insurance with the Centre,” said Patnaik.
“The State government is closely monitoring the situation. Already field officials have been directed to remain alert and establish close coordination with the farmers. The farmers are urged to work follow the instructions of the agriculture department,” said Patnaik. Patnaik further said since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the State government has disbursed over Rs 3200 crore to farmers so far.