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Tag: Crop Loss

Farmer suicides continue in Odisha

Bargarh/Sambalpur: The spate of farmer suicides has triggered an outrage in the state, with another farmer in Bargarh district ending life by consuming poison allegedly due to crop failure after pest attack and unseasonal rains. This is the seventh instance of farmer suicide in last two months in the district alone. The deceased farmer, identified […]

BJP slams Odisha govt over farmers’ suicide

  Bhubaneswar: The suicide of Bargarh farmer Brunda Sahu allegedly over crop loss continues to remain a major political issue in the state with BJP State in-charge Arun Singh lambasting the State government over the farmers’ plight in Odisha.   Addressing a press conference here today, Singh alleged that Brunda Sahu of Kalapani village of […]

One more farmer commits suicide over alleged crop loss in Odisha

Ganjam: A farmer has committed suicide allegedly over crop loss in Kukudakhandi block of Ganjam district today. The deceased has been identified as Rajendra Bhuyan of Baulajholi village. As Bhuyan was a sharecropper, he had not availed loan from any bank rather had borrowed a large sum of money from private lenders. He was reportedly […]

Reasons behind Bargarh farmer’s death not clear: Odisha Agriculture Minister

Bhubaneswar: Reasons behind the death of Bargarh farmer Brunda Sahu are not clear, said Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today after receiving a report from the district collector and SP today. Rout further said when the Collector questioned the family members of the deceased farmer they said that Sahu had not taken any bank loans for […]

Pest attack: Another farmer commits suicide in Bolangir

Bolangir: Another farmer committed suicide allegedly over crop loss due to pest attack at Simulia village under Sadar block in Bolangir district today. The deceased identified as Radhakant Suna had consumed poison on November 12. The family members of the deceased alleged that Radhakant had cultivated paddy crops in over four acres of land. While […]

Pest menace: Farmers continue to attempt suicide over crop loss in Odisha

Bolangir: Even as the Centre and the State face off over farmers’ issues pertaining to crop loss and pest menace, farmer suicide attempts meanwhile refuse to die down with two more incidents reported from Bolangir and Mayurbhanj on Sunday. According to information, a farmer of Semilia village under Sadar block of Bolangir district on Sunday […]

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IMD rules out possibility of rain till Nov 15 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Amid apprehension of further crop loss due to low pressure rains, the National Weather Forecasting Centre on Sunday ruled out possibility of rainfall in Odisha till November 15. As per the latest bulletin released by India Meteorological Department, the low pressure will have no impact on Odisha while heavy to very heavy rainfall is […]

If proved spurious, book persons behind sale of pesticide: Panchayati Raj Minister

Bhubaneswar: Reacting on the allegations that spurious pesticides are responsible for crop loss due to pest attack in Odisha, Panchayati Raj Minister Pradeep Maharathy today said that action should be taken against the persons responsible. “The persons selling the pesticide and the concerned authorities should be arrested, if it is found spurious, and they should […]

Pest Menace: Farmers, including sharecroppers, to get compensation

Bhubaneswar: Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi today issued guidelines to all the district collectors on allocation of compensation for crop loss due to pest attack. The agriculture input subsidy will be provided to actual farmers, including share croppers and lessees.  Farmers allotted land under the Forest Rights Act will also be provided the subsidy. […]

Who Will Cure The Sick Doctor?

Now that the state cabinet has decided, as part of a comprehensive package for crop loss, to pay compensation even to those who have emulated Bargarh farmer Brunda Sahu and burnt their crops, Agriculture minister Dr. Damodar Rout has ended up with egg on his face. In effect, the cabinet has overruled his unilateral announcement on […]

Farmers block NH demanding compensation, loan waiver in Bargarh  

Bargarh: Pressing for a five-point charter of demands, including compensation for damaged crops and loan waiver, farmers from Sial-khandahata and Mahulipali Panchayats under Bheden block in Bargarh district staged a road blockade today. The farmers blocked the national highway (NH) connecting Godabhaga and Sonepur near Mahulipali demanding compensation for crop loss due to pest attack […]

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Ruling-BJD, Opposition engage in verbal duel as farmer deaths continue in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At a time when farmer suicides continue unabated with two more deaths being reported today allegedly over crop loss, politics over farmer issues intensified as BJP announced plans to launch agitation in all blocks from November 7 to 17 whereas Congress accused the BJD government of failing to understand the needs of farmers. OPCC […]

Crops in 1 lakh hectares pest affected, compensation as per relief code: State govt

Bhubaneswar: Following a series of instances of crops being set on fire and farmer suicides, Odisha government today asserted that pest attack is a natural calamity and affected farmers will be compensated as per relief code. Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan, after reviewing the situation through video conferencing on Sunday, stressed on several measures to tackle […]

Farmer suicides continue in Odisha

Ganjam/Bargarh: Farmer suicides allegedly over pest menace and crop failure continue in Odisha after a farmer from Ganjam ended his life by consuming poison while another from Bargarh attempted suicide today. According to reports, a farmer identified as Alaya Jena of Arendra village under Sanakhemundi block of Ganjam district consumed poison on Friday night and […]

Debt-ridden farmer kills self in Dhenkanal 

Dhenkanal: With instances of distressed farmers setting their pest-infested crops on fire and committing suicides allegedly over loan burden and crop loss on the rise, one more farmer reportedly killed himself under similar circumstances in Dhenkanal district today. According to sources, Basu Hembram, a farmer of Lembupala village under Kamakhyanagar block in Dhenkanal district committed […]

Woman farmer attempts suicide in Soro over crop damage

Soro: Distressed over damages to crop due to pest attack, a woman farmer attempted suicide on Thursday night by consuming poison in Gojadihara village in Soro, Balasore district. The farmer, identified as Saraswati Patra, became critical after consuming poison and was admitted to the Soro Community Health Centre (CHC) by locals. She was in distress […]

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Bargarh witnesses second farmer suicide in a week

Bargarh: In a span of only five days, another farmer committed suicide in the district allegedly due to crop loss in Tora village under Sadar block here on Monday. On Wednesday, another farmer had killed himself. In the latest incident, family sources said, farmer Akshya Dharei had cultivated paddy over nine acres of his land. […]

Farmer ends life over crop loss

Bargarh: A farmer committed suicide by consuming poison allegedly due to crop loss at Malamunda under Gaisilat block in the district on Wednesday night. Indra Bariha was under severe mental stress due to drought, family members said. He consumed poison on Sunday and was admitted to district headquarters hospital. However, he died last night while […]

Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide in Odisha

Bhadrak: One more farmer committed suicide today by consuming pesticide in Rahimpur village under Basudevpur block of Bhadrak district allegedly over crop loss. As per reports, the farmer took the extreme step after failing to repay a bank loan of Rs 1,20,000. He was reportedly depressed over the financial burden following crop loss due to […]

Farmer suicide sparks tension in Nuapada

Bhubaneswar: Suicide of a farmer in Odisha’s Nuapada district allegedly over crop loss and debt burden sparked tension with locals and farmers’ organisations blocking NH-353 near Khariar on Tuesday. The demonstration was launched to press for a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the kin of the deceased farmer, Jadumani Bag. According to reports, Bag […]

Elephant menace giving sleepless nights to Balasore farmers

Balasore: People in the forest fringe villages of Nilgiri and Oupada blocks in Balasore district are spending sleepless nights with herds of elephants straying into human habitations and damaging crops and properties becoming a daily affair. Fear of the pachyderms has forced the villagers to build houses on top of trees to guard their fields. […]

Loan burden triggers farmer suicides in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: A farmer committed suicide over alleged loan burden in Beltikiri village under Sadar block of Dhenkanal district today. The body of the deceased, identified as Aswin Sahoo, was found hanging in the backyard of his house. According to sources, Aswin had planted four acres of paddy crop by taking a loan. He took the […]

Flood fury in Malkangiri leading to massive damage to crops

Malkangiri: Heavy rains triggered by a cyclonic storm in the last 24 hours have triggered a flood like situation in remote areas of the district causing massive damage to crops, sources said. The incessant rains have led to rise in water level of major rivers including Poteru, Saberi and Sileru following which hundreds of acres […]

Jumbos on a rampage, farmers incur crop & property loss

Sonepur: Wild elephant menace continues unabated in the bordering villages of the district dominated by forests as a herd of jumbos once again entered the human habitats damaging crops and properties in the Banki forest range on Saturday. According to reports, a herd of 18 pachyderms entered the Padmapur and Barghat areas in Banki range […]

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Debt-ridden farmers commit suicide in Balasore, Khurdha

Balasore: In yet another incident of farmer suicide in the State, a farmer of Mulukaida village under Soro block of Balasore district attempted to end his life allegedly over debt burden. Identified as Sukura Mallik, the 70-year-old farmer had taken a loan of Rs 18000 from a self-help group (SHG). He used up the money […]