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11 Pesticide Companies banned in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of recent pest menace in various districts of the state, the Odisha Government has cracked the whip and banned 11 pesticide companies from selling their products.

Agriculture Principal Secretary Dr Saurabh Garg confirmed this and said that 'no sale' notice has been issued to those companies on the basis oc laboratory test report.

Pest menace has gripped the state, forcing at least 8 farmers to commit suicide over crop loss owing to pest attack. 1.78 lakh hectares of paddy fields in 9 districts of Western Odisha suffered massive damage.

BJP Observes 12-Hour Bandh Demanding Sub-Division Status For Soro

Balasore: Normal life has been affected at various places in Soro and Bahanaga blocks of Balasore district today due to a 12 hour dawn to dusk bandh b...

Odisha DGP Clears Air On Child Lifting Gangs; Requests People Not To Attack Innocents

Bhubaneswar: Odisha DGP RP Sharma today rubbished the social media rumours about 'child lifting gangs' that have triggered mob frenzy across the state...

Jumbo Herd Wreaks Havoc In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A herd of elephants have caused extensive damage to a mango orchard in Telkoi forest area of Keonjhar in last four days.The elephants destro...

Ganja worth Rs 1.5 crore seized in Malkangiri; two held

Malkangiri: In a major crackdown, the district police arrested two persons for allegedly smuggling a huge cache of ganja in a truck in Malkangiri dist...