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Subsidy package for pest-hit farmers

Subsidy package for pest-hit farmers

 Published : New Indian Express



 Days after announcing a package of measures for drought hit farmers, the State Government declared pest infestation of paddy crops a natural disaster and extended same benefits to the affected farmers to tide over the crisis. A meeting of the Agriculture Cabinet presided by Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik here approved the proposal for providing agricultural input subsidy to small and marginal farmers who have sustained crop loss of 33 per cent and above due to pest attack.

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