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Farmers’ conference on November 20

Bhubaneswar: Orissa State Cooperative Bank is set to organise a state-level Kruskha Samabesh (farmers’ conference) on November 20, said its president Yagenswar Babu. Talking to mediapersons, Babu said the Kalinga Kishan Gold card scheme would be re-launched by the chief minister. The benefits would be available to cardholders who regularly repay their loans. All types of agricultural term loans would be available at an interest of 1 per cent less that the prevalent rate. The interest subsidy would be available to the card holder only after full repayment of the loans availed from the PACS. The farmers will also be given accident insurance of Rs 25,000,” he said.

Micro-finance

Bhubaneswar: he state government on Thursday constituted a sub-committee to look into the problems of the micro- finance sector. he sub-committee has been formed under the state-level bankers’ committee. The committee would study the problems existing in the sector and suggest solutions in its report. The report would be submitted within a months time, said finance minister Prafulla Ghadei.

PDS kerosene

Cuttack: The district civil supplies enforcement squad on Thursday seized 13 drums containing nearly 2,500 litres of PDS kerosene used for manufacturing paint illegally in Cuttack, officials said. Acting on a tip-off, the squad, headed by collector Kishore Mohanty, raided New Era Paints and Tyres located at Gopalpur on the outskirts of the city. The shop belongs to one Narayan Rath, who is absconding. case has been registered under Section 7 of Essential Commodities Act and further investigation is on, food and civil supplies inspector Gyanendria Mishra said.

Train schedule

Bhubaneswar: The running of passenger trains on the Kharagpur-Rourkela and Kharagpur-Adra sections would continue to remain suspended during the night (10 pm to 5 am) till November 25 due to security reasons. ccordingly, some trains have been diverted, rescheduled and regulated. The Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express, originally scheduled to leave Puri at 9.50 pm on November 17, would now leave at 11.50 pm. The Bhubaneswar-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express, which was supposed to leave Bhubaneswar at 7.10 am on November 18, would leave 11.30 am. The Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam Intercity Express which leaves Bhubaneswar at 6.35 am, would leave Bhubaneswar at 8.35 am on November 18.

Business event

Bhubaneswar: The Confederation of Indian Industries, eastern region, on Thursday, announced the launch of its annual flagship event Enterprise Odisha 2010 from November 19. It would continue till November 23.
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