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Rs 4,200 cr crop loans for Odisha farmers

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Bhubaneswar, June 10:

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today ordered the disbursal of Rs 4,200 crore as crop loans to farmers by July 31.

The Chief Minister held a review meeting with the officials of the departments of Agriculture and Cooperation at the State Secretariat here today keeping in view the  irregular monsoon and below normal rains forecast by the meteorological department this year.

Patnaik asked the officials to ensure seeds of non paddy crops are provided to the farmers in the event of any damage to paddy crops due to irregular monsoon in the state.

The meeting was also attended by senior officials of the Meteorological department, Bhubaneswar.