The pineapple farmers are worried about the selling of the fruits. Though pineapple cultivation is continuing at a low cost of production after the post-Covid lockdown, the farmers are disappointed with it. They are seeking the government’s help in this situation. As per the sources, the farmer produces and grows non-paddy crops of over 33,000 hectares, whereas the pineapple is not up to the mark.
Factory Producing Fake Soya Chunks Seized by Jagatpur Police
In Cuttack, Commissionerate Police busted a factory producing fake soya chunks from Jagatpur area. The police raided the factory and seized over 600 kg bags of Soya chunks worth Rs. 10 lakhs. As per the sources, the factory has been operating for the past four to five years but lacks the necessary authorizations, including the food license.
12-feet Long Saltwater Crocodile Captured from a Village Pond in Kendrapara
In Nadia pond of Kendrapara, a 12-feet long crocodile was captured and then released to the Patasala river by the forest personnel. As per the sources, the crocodile was found in the pond, spotted by some villagers. And then later, they alerted the forest department personnel.
Jewellery Staff Shot Dead in Rourkela
Three miscreants shot dead the salesman of a local jewellery store and looted over 20 lakhs worth of ornaments in Rourkela’s steel city. Three rounds were fired on the salesman named Saroj Sahu on the STI road under the RN Pali Police limits while he had the jewellery bag with him.
Transforming Aquaculture in Odisha
The Aquaculture Field School in Khurda is considered as a school without a wall and not having halls for the learning sessions. The ponds and hatcheries served as the classrooms for the youths and farmers who wanted to learn fish breeding and seed production.
Odisha Tourism Development Corporation Likely to Start Nimantran Chain of Restaurant
To promote Odia cuisine, the Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) has taken the initial step to start the ‘Nimantran’ chain of restaurants at the Rani Bakhri. As per the sources, the restaurants will start operations at Bhubaneswar and Puri. OTDC will manage Nimantran restaurants’ initiative through a specialized team, and a variety of authentic Odia dishes from various districts of the state served to tourists and visitors.
BJD’s Changing Political Strategy
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik focussed on BJD’s changed political strategy with a strong focus on regionalism at the youth wing meeting. The State Executive Meeting of the party is scheduled for Sunday. The ruling party’s highest political affairs body is likely to bring more clarity on its new approach with resolutions stated as per the sources.