Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Availability of Sariann paddy would be scarce this year. Sariann paddy bundles sells at rupees 10/-in Bolangir. NuanKhai is on 30thAugust2014
5th August 2014
Availability of Sariann paddy would be scarce this year.Sariann paddy bundles sells at rupees 10/-
The price would likely to go up with NuanKhai comes closer
=This bundle of Sariann paddy cost me rupees2000/- and I have brought it from rural area .People are searching for Sariaan Paddy and price would go up further.Only a single paddy plant would cost rupees 5/-he says further.On the Nuan Khai peopleofthisregionoffered newly sprouted paddy to goddes as amark ofthanks and after offering it to local deity they consumed it and the feast, celebration goes on---===============
This year Nuankhai or Nabarnna the festival of eating newly sprouted paddy after offering to local deity by people of western Odisha could be a scarce as Sarrian paddy is yet to ready this year due to late arrival of monsoon rainfall and subsequent late agriculture operation.
This year NuanKhai is goingto be observed on 30thof this month(30thAugust2014)
Sariann paddy is a local variety paddy which grows in Att(upland land and takes 60-65 duration for its harvest
In earlier year due to normal monsoon rainfall in June and July farmer sowed Sariian paddy in upland by then which is ready by the end of August. However this year due to arrival of monsoon rainfall delayed for more than a month and subsequent continuous rain delayed agriculture operation delayed it production further.
It might not have reached its fruit stage and hence availability of Sariann paddy would be less, points out an individual. Whatever grown it would be in interior area where rainfall and other condition would be conducive for its growth. While rural people would get it easily, the urban people would find it exorbitant in purchasing. According to agriculture office sources, Sariann paddy cultivation has been taken up in 1600 hectares in the district.
Besides this the general paddy cultivation in other land in the district has been affected due to shortage of Urea fertiliser .Against the requirement of 22000metric tonnes Bolangir district has received 7550metrictonees .Urea fertiliser is required for “top dressing agriculture operations” points an agriculture official to The Pioneer.
According to sources, taking advantage of shortage of urea fertiliser its black marketing is going on more in rural area.
Moreover two to three days of rain is required .Unless there is rainfall within seven days, the crop in the Att land would be affected badly, says the agriculture official further