Tag: Crop Damage

A farmer looking at submerged farmland
Rain stops, but not sufferings! A sneak peek into Odisha floods aftermath

The situation is still grim in some of the districts of the state and this has sparked resentment among the farmers who alleged that no action is being taken to drain the water from their agricultural land.

  • Monday, 29 August 2022
Hailstorm To Pound Several Odisha Districts Tonight, SRC Issues Advisory

The districts likely to be affected by the hailstorm are Bargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Angul, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.

  • Wednesday, 29 December 2021
Odisha Farmer Ends Life Over Crop Damage, Debt Burden
Odisha Farmer Ends Life Over Crop Damage, Debt Burden

Kundu was under depression for many days following the loss of the ripe crop. Feeling helpless over the debt burden and the huge loss, Kundu allegedly consumed poison around a week back.

  • Tuesday, 28 December 2021
Odisha Farmer Kills Self After Cyclone Jawad-Induced Rain Damages Crops 
Odisha Farmer Kills Self After Cyclone Jawad-Induced Rain Damages Crops 

Kailash, who had grown paddy on his two acres of farmland, was upset after heavy rain triggered by cyclone Jawad damaged his standing paddy crops. 

  • Monday, 06 December 2021
Farmer Suicide Because Of Crop Damage
Unable To Repay Loan, Farmer Ends Life In Odisha’s Balasore

The deceased, Laxmi Narayan Jena who, as per reports, had taken loan to grow paddy on two acres of land, ended life by consuming poison after he allegedly failed to repay the debt

  • Tuesday, 16 November 2021
Chemical Discharge From Paradip Refinery Damaging Crops, IOCL Refutes Claims
Chemical Discharge From Paradip Refinery Damaging Crops, IOCL Refutes Claims

Refuting the allegation, IOCL authorities claimed that no such wastewater was released into farmlands.

  • Monday, 27 September 2021
Odisha Rains: Crops Over 2000 Hectares Of Land, 483 Houses Damaged In Mayurbhanj
Odisha Rains: Crops Over 2000 Hectares Of Land, 483 Houses Damaged In Mayurbhanj

As many as 22 blocks, 127 panchayats and 396 villages in Mayurbhanj have been affected due to the heavy rainfall triggered by low pressure. 

  • Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Elephants damage crops in Nilagiri; compensation within 7 days assured

Balasore: After 10 days of operation, the forest department personnel finally managed to drive away the herd of elephants that damaged several acres of crop in Nilagiri region and assured compensation within seven days of completion of the crop damage assessment. The jumbo herd had strayed into the Nilagiri area from neighbouring Jharkhand on November […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Tehsildar, RI detained by locals in Sonepur

Sonepur: Locals detained the Tehsildar and RI who had gone to make an assessment of crops damaged by Chakada pest at Beheramal village in Dunguripali block of the district today. According to sources, Tehsildar of S.Rampur, Panchanan Patra and RI of Beheramal had gone to the village to make an assessment of paddy crops damaged […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Cyclone Titli aftermath: Farmers in distress over crop damage

Gajapati: Hundred of farmers in several panchayats of Mohana block of the district are in distress as thousands of hectares of standing crops have been damaged under the impact of Cyclone Titli. As per reports, agricultural land in 39 panchayats of Mohana block in Gajapati district have been severely affected under the impact of Cyclone […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Nor'wester claimed 51 lives since April in Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar: As many as 51 persons have been killed in Nor’wester (Kalabaisakhi) induced thunderstorm in several parts of Odisha since April 1, informed Revenue Minister, Maheswar Mohanty today. Out of the total casualties, 47 persons have been killed in lightning while four people died in Nor’wester rain. At least six lightning deaths were reported on […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Hailstorm damages crops in Keonjhar, farmers seek compensation

Keonjhar: Even though Nor’wester rain accompanied by hailstorm came as a much-needed relief for the people of Keonjhar amidst scorching heat; it proved to a be nightmare for farmers as acres of crops were damaged in the sudden downpour and hailstone shower. As per sources, acres of tomato, brinjal and sunflower crops have been badly […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Crops on 10,000 hectares hit by unseasonal rains: Revenue Minister

Bhubaneswar: Crops on more than 10,000 hectares of farmland were damaged due to unseasonal rains in Puri, Jajpur and Jagatsinghpur districts, informed Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty today. Mohanty told mediapersons, “Reports submitted by the Collectors of Puri, Cuttack, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts stated more than 10,000 hectares farm land have been damaged. Compensation will […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
CM directs collectors to stay alert before low pressure rains

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed district collectors to stay alert before the unseasonal low pressure rains from December 7 and ensure safety of harvested paddy crops. Speaking on the CM’s minutes of video conference with the district collectors, Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupad Sethi said administration in various districts has been asked to spread […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Farmer suicides in Odisha: Blatant lies or latent truths!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today said no cases of farmer suicides have been reported so far in the current financial year and the previous one as well. In a written reply to a question of Congress MLA Bhujabal Majhi, the minister said a total of 11 farmer suicide cases and seven alleged ones […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021