Odisha Govt Seeks Report On Damage Of Crops Due To Pest Attack

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 2: The Revenue & Disaster Management Department on Wednesday instructed District Collectors of eight districts to submit a detailed report on the damage of crops due to pest attack, following the suicide of a farmer in Bargarh district after torching his pest-affected crops.

In a letter to district collectors of Bargarh, Bolangir, Ganjam, Kalahandi, Koraput, Nuapada, Sambalpur and Subarnapur, Additional Relief Commissioner Mihir Chand Mallick has asked them to conduct necessary joint field verification through the field functionaries of Revenue & Disaster Management and Agriculture & Farmers' Empowerment departments and furnish the report along with detailed information about area under crop loss to the extent of 33% and above to the Department within 2 days.

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