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Tag: Crop Loss

Cyclone Jawad: Central Team Holds Discussion With Odisha SRC, To Access Damage In 6 Dists
Cyclone Jawad: Central Team Holds Discussion With Odisha SRC, To Access Damage In 6 Dists

The inter-ministerial central team led by Saurav Ray, Joint Secretary (CEPI), Ministry of Home Affairs, is scheduled to conduct an intensive survey in the districts affected by the cyclone Jawad.

Central Team To Visit Odisha Today For Cyclone Jawad Damage Assessment
Central Team To Begin Cyclone Jawad Damage Assessment In Odisha Today

An inter-ministerial central team is set to arrive in Odisha today for on-spot detail assessment of damages caused by cyclonic storm Jawad.

Cyclone ‘Jawad’, Unseasonal Rain: Double Whammy For Farmers In Odisha
Cyclone ‘Jawad’, Unseasonal Rain: Double Whammy For Farmers In Odisha

As if the devastation caused to the paddy and vegetable crops by cyclone ‘Jawad’ induced heavy rain was not enough, the recent two-day-long downpour triggered by a trap-line has dealt a severe blow to the farmers in the State. 

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Cyclone Jawad: Odisha Minister Directs Collectors To Submit Crop Damage Assessment Report

Though cyclone Jawad which has weakened into a low pressure area ceased to cause any major damage but it triggered extremely heavy to heavy rainfall in several parts of the State, particularly in the coastal and northern parts, damaging standing crops and inundating several low-lying areas.

Cyclone Jawad Impact- Odisha Farmers Stare At Uncertainty Over Massive Crop Loss
Cyclone Jawad Impact- Odisha Farmers Stare At Uncertainty Over Massive Crop Loss

Though some of the farmers were able to harvest the crops, they failed to shift the yield to safer places in due time. The croppers have expressed huge concerns that if the wet conditions continue for a longer period, it would eventually wipe out any chance of break-even in the production of the crops.

Unseasonal Rains Damage Paddy Crop In Odisha; Weather Conditions To Improve, Says IMD
Unseasonal Rains Damage Paddy Crop In Odisha; Weather Conditions To Improve, Says IMD

The famers in most parts of Semulia block in Balasore district are worried a lot as earlier bulk of the standing crops were damaged by 'Chakada’ worms, also known as Brown Plant Hoppers.

Odisha Farmer Ends Life Over Alleged Crop Loss Due To Deficient Rainfall
Odisha Farmer Ends Life Over Alleged Crop Loss Due To Deficient Rainfall

As several districts in Odisha reel under drought-like situation, a farmer in Bolangir district ended his life over alleged crop loss by consuming poison. As per reports, the deceased farmer, identified as Rechaka Banchor (60) of Kadobera village under Tureikela block, allegedly consumed poison on Thursday.

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Farmer Ends Life Over Crop Loss In Odisha's Sambalpur

Rohidas was under severe mental stress due to the huge losses he had suffered due to crop failure. The problem was aggravated when he faced difficulties in selling his paddy stock.

Odisha: Pest Surge Poses Threat To Paddy Crop In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: Farmers in Dihapada Panchayat under Kendrapara’s Pattamundai block are forced to spend sleepless nights as pest poses a massive threat to their paddy crop. As per reports, a pest named as “Patra Moda” is eating away the developing panicle of the rice plant concealed in the leaf stem. The worried farmers are reportedly in […]

Jajpur: Crop Loss Drives Farmer To End His Life
Jajpur: Crop Loss Drives Farmer To End His Life

Jajpur: A farmer at Barpada village under Binjharpur block in the district committed suicide on Friday by hanging after allegedly suffering huge crop loss due to the floods. The deceased has been identified as Ramakant Malik. Malik was under severe mental stress after floodwater marooned his farmland causing a massive crop loss. Distressed over the […]

Incessant Rain, Low Pressures Worry Odisha Farmers
Odisha Farmers Fear Loss Of Crops & Income Due To Incessant Rain 

Balasore/Nabarangpur: Incessant downpour triggered by back to back low pressures over the Bay of Bengal has waterlogged acres of farmlands posing threat to agricultural activities across Odisha. Farmers now stare at an uncertain future fearing loss of crops and income. According to sources, crops on around 500 hectares of agricultural land in Balasore’s Bhograi damaged […]

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Another Farmer In Odisha Ends Life Over Crop Loss

Kandhamal: Has Odisha government failed to fulfill its promise of mitigating the farmers’ plight? Concerns were raised as yet again a farmer has allegedly committed suicide due to crop loss in Kilupada village under Nuagaon block of Kandhamal district. Reportedly, one Gobardhan had sown paddy in his 3 acre farmland. However, pest menace and flood-like situation […]

Fear of crop loss, loan burden triggers farmer suicides as one more cultivator ends life

Bargarh: A young farmer of Podamuda village in the district who had allegedly consumed poison yesterday, lost his life today morning while undergoing treatment at Bargarh hospital. A farmer named Baishnav Bhoi had reportedly borrowed money from local lenders for cultivating 4 acres of land, marriage and carrying out house construction works. But due to […]

Farmer suicide continues unabated in Odisha

Bargarh: There seems to be no end to the sufferings of farmers in Odisha as the incidents of the cultivators committing suicide continues unabated in the State. On Monday, another farmer from the State has reportedly taken the extreme step over alleged crop loss. The deceased farmer has been identified as Subha Rana of Kharamuda […]

No end of sufferings for farmers in Odisha, one more cultivator ends life

Gajapati: Despite the tall claims of Odisha government that several schemes have been launched to boost the agricultural sector, farmers’ suffering continues unabated in the State with one more grower allegedly committing suicide in Sonepur district. As per reports, a 25-year-old farmer Mohan Kalata of Chulimal village under Binika block in the district committed suicide […]

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Crops in over 10,000 hectares pest-infested, 3 districts drought-hit: SRC

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today declared that an area of 10456.64 hectares in as many as 1567 villages in two districts has been infested by pests, Bolangir being the worst-affected. This apart, the State government also declared Kalahandi, Nuapada and Sambalpur districts drought-hit. Based on the field verification reports of the district collectors, the SRC […]

Cotton farmers a distressed lot in Kalahandi

Kalahandi: Cotton farmers in Kalahandi district are now a worried lot and staring at an uncertain future owing to absence of mandis. As a result, several farmers are forced to sell their harvest at low prices. According to reports, the farmers here used to produce 10 to13 quintals of cotton annually. But due to adverse […]

Vegetable farmers in Bargarh in dire conditions over distress sale

Bargarh: Despite good harvest of cauliflower, vegetable farmers of Bargarh are forced to go for distress sale like every year. The farmers of Jambruda village in the district are forced to dispose them at throwaway prices to traders because of lack of proper facility of cold storage to preserve their agricultural produce. “The farmers in […]

Farmer suicide continues unabated in Odisha

Koraput: It seems sufferings of Odisha farmers will never stop and no one even cares when they die due to crop loss. Adding to the number of alleged farmer suicide cases in Odisha, one more farmer reportedly took the extreme step here on Sunday. The deceased farmer has been identified as Loknath Pangi of Maliguda […]

One more farmer commits suicide over crop loss

Kendrapara: A farmer allegedly committed suicide in Odisha, with his family claiming that he took the extreme step due to crop loss caused by the recent Titli cyclone. The deceased has been identified as Gouranga Charan Kap, a sharecropper of Napang village. According to sources, Gouranga had cultivated paddy in his 3-acre of land but […]

Odisha announces drought assistance package for farmers

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced an assistance package for the farmers of drought-hit districts who have suffered crop loss of more than 33 percent. As per the announcement, agriculture input subsidy will be provided to small and marginal farmers at Rs 6,800 per hectare for non-irrigated land, Rs 13,500 per hectare for […]

9 districts in Odisha declared drought-hit

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Thursday declared drought in nine districts- Bargarh, Bolangir, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Sambalpur, and Sundergarh. Official sources said, nearly 2, 33, 173 hectares of agricultural land have been affected due to lack of rainfall. Moreover, the farmers have suffered crop loss of nearly 33 per cent and above in the […]

Nature's fury hits Kalahandi farmers twice this year

Kalahandi: They blame their fate for the flood and the present drought-like situation which dampened their hopes of getting good yield this year. After their crops were damaged by flood in July-August this year, farmers of the Kalahandi district are now battling with water crisis and pest attack. They have been experiencing a dry spell […]

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 […]

'Debt-ridden' woman farmer ends life in Odisha

Nabarangpur: Farmer suicides continue unabated as a woman farmer allegedly took her life in Aunlima village under Tentulikhunti block of Nabaranagpur district today following crop loss due to heavy rain. The deceased, identified as Padmabati Muduli had consumed poison on Friday night and succumbed while undergoing treatment at a hospital today. Family members of the […]

Incessant rain cripples normal life in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: Incessant rains triggered by a low pressure system over Bay of Bengal has left many blocks and low lying areas in the district waterlogged. Thousands of hectares of agricultural fields in 348 revenue villages in different blocks of the district have been left submerged due to the downpour. As per reports Dhamnagar block in […]

'Denied' crop insurance claims, Odisha farmers lock up banks

Bargarh/Bhubaneswar: Farmers of Bargarh district staged protests and locked up banks alleging that even though crop loss reports have been submitted to the concerned insurance companies, they are being deprived of their claims. As per reports, the insurance companies have denied disbursal of insurance claims due to anomalies in data related to crop cutting and […]

Farmer commits 'suicide' over crop loss in Odisha

Bargarh: A famer in Odisha’s Bargarh district allegedly committed suicide today over crop loss and loan burden. As per reports, the deceased, identified as Gobardhan Barik of Julat Khaliatikra village was under mental duress after his crops in five acre land were damaged by brown planthopper pest last year followed by hailstones this year. Family […]

Massive corruption in input subsidy disbursal surfaces in Bolangir

Bolangir/Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government, on November 9, fixed modalities for distribution of agriculture input subsidy to ‘actual’ cultivators, including sharecroppers, who suffered crop loss due to pest attack. However, it seems that the farmers have been deprived of the benefits and become victim of a massive corruption which involves some government officials. According to sources, […]

Opposition slams Naveen govt over Potato Mission failure

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress today launched a scathing attack on the Odisha government over failure of the Potato Mission in state after reports of a possible rise in prices of the vegetable in the coming three-four months due to crop damage in different parts of the country. “Odisha government had […]

Farmer ends life over crop loss

Bargarh: Just when life in Bargarh seemed to get back on track, another farmer allegedly committed suicide over crop loss and loan burden by consuming pesticides in Chicholi village under Ambabhona block of the district on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Seshadeb Saha. As per sources, Saha had taken a loan of Rs […]

Odisha set to record bumper Paddy production

Bhubaneswar: Despite reports of crop loss due to drought, unseasonal rain and pest attacks, there would be bumper paddy production in Odisha this year. Confirming the development, Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Surya Narayan Patro on Tuesday stated that already 30 percent excess paddy has been procured so far in the State. Already nearly […]

One more farmer kills self in Nuapada

Nuapada: Dejected over crop loss, a farmer allegedly committed suicide in Nuapada district today. The farmer, identified as Aganu Rout of Jenjara village under Budhipali panchayat in the district, allegedly took the extreme step after sustaining  crop loss caused by pests and unseasonal rain. According to sources, Rout had taken loans from money lenders and […]

Twin farmer deaths reported in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no end to the sufferings of the peasant community as two farmer deaths were reported from Nuapada and Bargarh districts here on Tuesday. Makardhwaj Behera, a farmer from Lanji village under Khariar block committed suicide by hanging himself after his standing crops in nearly five acres of land were destroyed for […]

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Farmer ends life over crop loss in Balasore

Soro: In yet another case of farmer death in the State, a sharecropper of Nuagaon village under Khaira block of Balasore district committed suicide allegedly due to crop loss. The deceased, identified as Gaurang Barik, was under severe mental stress due to his failure to repay loans that he had taken from banks and private […]

Debt-ridden farmer couple consumes poison

Berhampur: A farmer couple in Sundarapalli village under Dharakote block in Ganjam district consumed poison allegedly due to loan burden and crop loss following unseasonal rains. While the wife, Laxmi Barad died on the spot, her husband Kabiraj Barad has been admitted to the MKCG Hospital here in critical condition. Sources said Kabiraj was a […]

Odisha govt accepts loan burden on deceased farmers

Bhubaneswar: Most of the farmers who committed suicide in Odisha during the last two years carried loan burden, informed Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout in the Odisha Assembly today. In written reply to a question, Rout stated out of the 16 farmers who had allegedly committed suicide in the financial year 2016-17, 12 had loans outstanding. […]

Another Bargarh farmer ends life over alleged crop loss

Bargarh: A farmer has again committed suicide in Bargarh allegedly over crop loss. The deceased has been identified as Arjun Satnami of Karla village. According to reports, Arjun had earlier consumed poison yesterday and died while undergoing treatment in Bargarh hospital today. Family members alleged that Arjun had taken a loan of Rs 60,000 from […]

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Farmers’ Suicide: 2 more end life over crop loss, debt burden

Jajpur/Bargarh: With uncertainty looming large over state government’s decision on debt relief, two farmers from Jajpur and Bargarh districts allegedly committed suicide on Monday. According to sources, one Suresh Sahu of Sundarpur village under Bari block in Jajpur district ended life by hanging himself from a tree close to his village over alleged crop failure […]

Farmer commits suicide in Rayagada over alleged crop loss

Rayagada: There seems to be no end to farmer suicides over alleged crop loss in Odisha as a farmer in Rayagada district died on Sunday after battling for life at hospital for over a week in hospital. The deceased has been identified as Narendra Hikaka. Hikaka of Malisiripur of Bissamkatak block had consumed posion on […]