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Tag: Crop Loss

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 […]

Farmer suicide: Another farmer ends life in Bargarh

Bargarh: Once again a case of suspected farmer suicide was reported from Bargarh after a resident of Bheden block in the district consumed poison over alleged farming issue and succumbed at the district headquarters hospital on Friday. Family members of the deceased, identified as Debendra Thapa of Khapasipalli village said he was under immense mental […]

Odisha releases Rs 364.76 cr for rain-affected farmers

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday released Rs 364.76 crore to Collectors of 19 districts for payment of agriculture input subsidy to farmers affected by the unseasonal rain. The government notified an area of 40,7100.77 hectares in 14,720 villages under 2,460 Gram Panchayats of 133 blocks and 257 wards of 38 urban local bodies in […]

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 […]

Odisha Assembly’s winter session begins on a stormy note

Bhubaneswar: The winter session of Odisha Assembly was adjourned for the day after it began on a stormy note today with the Opposition Congress stalling the proceedings alleging apathy of the Centre and the ruling BJD government towards farmers’ issue in the State. As soon as the Speaker Pradeep Amat announced the beginning of the […]

Crop loss spreads over 3.84 lakh hectares due to unseasonal rain

Bhubaneswar: Kharif crop loss due to unseasonal rain has spread over 3.84 lakh hectares of agricultural land, the Odisha government said on Monday. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) BP Sethi said his office compiled the information provided by the collectors of all the 30 districts. At least 19 districts in the state have been affected by […]

Farmers left in lurch as banned pesticides flood Odisha markets

Bhubaneswar: Farmers in the Odisha are now clueless as several pesticides either banned by Centre or State government are still available in the open markets and being used by farmers here. The confusion has aggravated the problems for the farmers who are already facing problems due to pest attacks in several parts of the State. […]

SRC gets crop loss reports; nil crop damage in 4 districts

Bhubaneswar: Collectorates of all districts on Sunday submitted assessment reports of crop loss due to unseasonal rain, office of the Special Relief Commissioner said. According to information, administrations of four districts notably Nuapada, Malkangiri, Sonepur and Jharsuguda have recorded no crop loss due to the unseasonal rain triggered by the low pressure last week. With […]

Winter session of Assembly likely to be stormy

Bhubaneswar: Winter session of the State Assembly starting from Tuesday is likely to be stormy with the Opposition planning to corner BJD on several issues while the ruling party is all set to counter members of the Opposition parties. Congress and BJP will raise farmer deaths and crop loss on the floor of the House […]

2 more farmers attempt suicide in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Two more farmers attempted suicide allegedly over crop loss and debt burden in Bolangir district on Friday. According to reports, Gupte Rana of Kutumadula village attempted to end his life by consuming poison after brown plant hopper (BPH) attack damaged his crops in nearly six acres of land. According to sources, Rana had also […]

BJD leaders face-off over crop damage assessment

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Food Supplies and Cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro today lambasted agriculture department saying that its officials are not undertaking field visit to assess crop loss due to pest attack and unseasonal rains leading to the delay in submission of damage report. “Since the Chief Minister has instructed that November 25 is the deadline […]