Jharsuguda : A fact-finding Team of Bharatiya Janta Party on Friday, visited Kolabira, Kirmira, Laikera and Lakhanpur Block and met the farmers and assessed the ground situation faced by farmers due to scanty rainfall.
Ravi Naik, Ex- MLA of Kuchinda, Rengali MLA, Nauri Nayak, Chandrashekar Panda, Vice President, State BJP Krushak Morcha, Odisha BJP Secretary Tankadhar Tripathy, BJYM Vice President Biswajit Sarangi along with others had visited Kolabira, Kirmira, Laikera, Lakhanpur area.
Jharsuguda district is one among seven districts in Odisha which has been severely affected due to a deficit of rainfall. As per cumulative data till 25th August, Jharsuguda District has received 535.2 mm rainfall as against normal rainfall 913.4 mm of rainfall with a deficit of around 41.4 Percent, due to this situation, the farmers are now worried regarding the crop.
“All the farmers are suffering due to a deficit in rainfall; the land has already developed cracks. Even, due to scanty rainfall, our nearby ponds and Nalas has not filled with water. We request state and central government to declare 100% drought for our area and provide relief against the loans taken by all farmers.” Said Baikuntha Jagat, farmer of Badbahal under Kolabira block
“Due to rainfall deficit, the agricultural lands have developed cracks, ready to sowing paddy have turned yellow, in spite of having lift irrigation still it is non-functional due to which crops are in a bad shape, it is sheer State Government negligence. After assessing the ground situation, we will demand the state government to declare drought in these areas and facilitate compensation to the farmers and subsequently, also establish lift irrigation point so that in future such things take place,” said Tankadhar Tripathy, Odisha BJP Secretary
“As per the instruction of our state president Samir Mohanty, We are visiting various blocks in Jharsuguda district. The condition of crops is very bad, and I don’t think they will get any crops this year. Our fact-finding team will prepare a report and will present on the coming Vidhan Sabha.” said Rabi Naik, Ex-MLA, Kuchinda.