Hinjli: In this constituency of CM Naveen Patnaik, betel farmers have a bitter story to inform. This farmer dominated constituency is saddled with agro problems galore for years, regardless of none apart from the CM representing the constituency for the reason that 12 months 2000.
Farmers within the constituency primarily domesticate betel, sugarcane and greens.At the Ralav village, the betel farmers are in a quandary right here as after they have a superb manufacturing they haven’t any market to promote their produce. They had been compelled to go for misery sale. And in occasions of catastrophe like Titli or Phailin, after they lose their crop there isn’t a authorities succour forthcoming. What hurts them most is the dearth of market triggers the distress of misery sale and non-realisation of price of manufacturing. As a consequence, farmers fail to get better their price of cultivation. Betel growers demand for re-opening of the Banaras market to grasp good returns in betel farming.
Not solely betel farmers, vegetable growers within the village even have a misery story to inform. The grouse of vegetable growers is there are not any chilly storages within the area, which compel them to go for misery sale of greens in occasions of fine harvest. Here too farmers incur enormous losses and debt burden.
Significantly, Hinjli had been the fort of Congress until Naveen Patnaik adopted this constituency. Some voters rue on lack of perceivable improvement within the area. They are sore about the truth that even authorities schemes fail to achieve to the eligible beneficiaries right here, regardless of being the constituency of CM. Many farmers complain that they haven’t acquired the advantages of the a lot – acclaimed State’s flagship scheme KALIA until date. Besides, the issue of migration to exterior State for jobs continues to be the largest bane for the constituency.
However, many citizens are additionally of the view that the tempo of improvement the constituency has seen within the final 19 –years had been by no means witnessed earlier.
In 2019 elections, BJP has fielded PitambarAcharya and Congress pitted SambhunathPanigrahi to tackle CM Naveen Patnaik.