One more farmer commits suicide

Nuapara: Even as Opposition and the ruling party are busy trading charges over the specter of drought and subsequent farmer suicides, one more farmer today committed suicide in Nuapara district.

The farmer, identified as Gendaram Majhi hails from Kuliagandha village under Nuapada block, today consumed pesticide due to crop loss and loan burden.

Sources said the deceased farmer had cultivated crops in five and half acres of land and had availed loans totaling of Rs 50, 000 from banks, primary cooperative society and individuals to meet expenses of cultivation.

He was under severe stress for quite some time with his crops wilting due to scanty rainfall and remote prospects of repaying his debts, family members alleged.