Odisha CM Patnaik dedicates 100 godowns to farmers

Bhubaneswar, Aug 12: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated 100 godowns to farmers and launched distribution of mobile handsets among women farmers of the state.

The 100 godowns constructed at the Primary Agricultural Cooperative Society (PACS) level by the Cooperation Department for conservation of fertilizers, seeds and harvested paddy have a cumulative capacity of 41,425 MT.

CM dedicates 100 godowns to farmers

Patnaik said that the government was constructing 1264 godowns for storing foodgrains at village level.

As many as 3.5 lakh metric tonnes of foodgrains can be stored after completion of 1264 godowns, he said.

The Chief Minister also distributed mobile phone sets to 10 women Kisan Credit Card holders on the occasion. Under this programme, 41,000 free mobile phone stes will be distributed to Women Kisan Credit Card holders.

Patnaik said the PACs need to be strong in the state as the cooperative banks in Odisha provide loans to 65 per cent of farmers.


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