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Naveen Patnaik announces special package for cyclone-hit farmers

Short-term Kharif loans advanced in the affected areas having crop loss of 33 per cent and above shall be converted into medium-term (conversion) loan
Naveen Patnaik.
Naveen Patnaik.
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Our Correspondent   |   Bhubaneswar   |   Published 29.12.21, 02:23 AM

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a special package of Rs 507 crore for  farmers who had been hit by the cyclone Jawad that struck the state on December 4 and 5.  One lakh members of women self-help groups (WSHG) would be provided with crates to take up fruits and vegetable cultivation again.

Short-term Kharif loans advanced in the affected areas having crop loss of 33 per cent and above shall be converted into medium-term (conversion) loan.

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 Expeditious steps will be taken to organise joint liability groups by covering maximum number of share-croppers. All steps would be taken to give them loans for the Rabi crop. Farmers will be provided with pulse seeds minikit and 4 lakh vegetable seeds mini kit.



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