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Tag: Bargarh Farmer Suicide

Farmer suicides: Odisha govt’s denial draws flak

Bargarh: Even as Bargarh farmer Brunda Sahu’s death has triggered an outcry, Odisha government’s denial that the farmer’s death was a case of suicide due to crop loss and financial burden has drawn sharp criticism. Earlier on Wednesday, Agriculture minister Damodar Rout, citing the probe report on Brunda’s death submitted by the district administration ruled […]

An Elaborate Exercise In Obfuscation

It’s a bizarre claim. Something that is crystal clear to the whole of Odisha is ‘not clear’ to the Odisha government! Even more bizarre is the assertion in the report sent by the Bargarh district administration on the suicide by Kalapani farmer Brunda Sahu earlier this month that it ‘may not be due to indebtedness’ […]

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Farmers who burnt crops will not get compensation: Damodar Rout

Bhubaneswar: Adding insult to injury, Odisha Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today said that the farmers who have burnt their crops will not get compensation. Speaking to media here on Saturday, Rout said the farmers who have suffered more than 33 per cent crop loss due to pest or any natural calamity will get compensation but […]

Distressed Odisha farmers continue to set crops on fire

Bhubaneswar: As if their litany of woes was not enough, farmers in Odisha are now grappling with the pest-menace which is forcing them to set their standing crops on fire in agitation seeking immediate assistance from the State government. After farmers from Sambalpur and Bargarh districts set their crops afire earlier this week, a farmer […]

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Bargarh farmer suicide: Wife, villagers file affidavit

Bargarh: As ruckus on the actual reason of Bargarh farmer Hadu Bagarti’s suicide continues, the aggrieved wife of the deceased farmer Kalabati Bagarti along with five other villagers suo moto submitted an affidavit today here before the Tehsildar. In the affidavit, addressing the Chief Minister, Agriculture Minister, High Court and Human Rights Commission, she has […]