The National Rice Research Institute(NRRI) has developed two protein rich rice varieties, CR Dhan-310 and CR Dhan-311, which will help address malnutrition and help farmers in improving their income. Cuttack based NRRI will organise workshops and seminars to educate farmers about the benefits of the two rice varieties, and promote...
Odisha government will identify bonded labourers across the state and provide an increased amount of Rs 20,000 to one lakh for their rehabilitation. District vigilance monitoring committees will carry out the identification of the practice. Awareness campaigns also will be held. The Socio-Economic Caste Census - 2011 had said over 8,400...
The new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime has started taxing tendu leaves, with a centralised tax imposed on it for the first time. Tendu leaves are used for beedi making, and is a Minor Forest Produce (MFP). For the tribals in central India, it is a financial lifeline. Now the...

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