Daily Archives: August 19, 2012

Govt to take steps for non-closure of Burla FRC

The Central Institute of Fishery Technology (CIFT), Cochin, had recently issued a notification to close the research centre at Burla in Sambalpur district and had ordered transfer of all its six employees to its headquarters at Cochin.

Reacting to the decision of the CIFT, Mishra told newsmen that he would take up the matter with the Union Minister during his visit to New Delhi on Tuesday.

“I have also talked to the Secretary of the Department of Agricultral Research and Education (DARE) who happens to be the Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research today in this regard,”

Vigilance conducts raids for illegal hoarding and black-marketing

Odisha Vigilance conducts raids to prevent illegal hoarding and black-marketing of fertilizers.  The state vigilance conducted raids in various palce of Bhubaneswar, Jaleswar,  Baleswar, Boudh, Ganjam, Brahmapur, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Angul, Kendrapada,  Jagatsinghpur, Sambalpur, Koraput and other areas.

The state-wide verification was conducted by Vigilance to prevent illegal hoarding and black-marketing of fertilisers by wholesalers and retailers in order to create an artificial shortage in supply of fertilisers to the farmers during the sowing season.

During the verification at different places under the Bhubaneswar Division such as Nayagarh, Khurda, Gop and Bhubaneswar, shortage of 7,073 bags and excess of 1,271 bags of fertilisers of different varieties were found.

Fertiliser dealers’ godowns in the Jaleswar and Baleswar areas were verified and excess of 385 bags and shortage of 32 bags were detected. Similarly, verification on different fertiliser agencies at Boudh, Ganjam and Brahmapur was undertaken and excess of 70 bags and shortage of 1,041 bags were detected.

The business premises of fertiliser wholesalers and retailers at Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Angul, Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur were also verified and 4,547 bags were found short while 167 bags were found excess.