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Tag: Crop Loss

Jajpur Farmer Suicide
Another farmer commits suicide in Jajpur

Jajpur: Another farmer from Jajpur district who had consumed poison allegedly over crop failure died today at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. The deceased farmer has been identified as Panchanan Dalei of Daharakul village under Bari block of Jajpur district. Sources informed that Panchanan took the extreme step after suffering losses in […]

Ruckus for in Odisha assembly over farmer suicide

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly witnessed ruckus for the second consecutive day today over the farmer suicide issue with both the opposition Congress and BJP members forcing Speaker Niranjan Pujari to adjourn the House twice. The issue was raised by the BJP members as soon as the House assembled for the question hour. The BJP members […]

Balasore farmer suicide
Farmer commits suicide over crop loss in Balasore

Balasore: Yet another farmer suicide allegation came from Pakharabada village under Sadar police limits in Balasore district today. The deceased was identified as Sudam Khatua. According to family members of Sudam, he had taken Rs 1.45 lakh loan on a 10 percent interest rate from a landlord of his village. He had used that money […]

Pradeep Maharathy
BJP demands Odisha agri minister's scalp on farmer suicide

Bhubaneswar: The opposition BJP today demanded the dismissal of Odisha agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy for “misleading” the Assembly with his statement on the death of a farmer in Bargarh district. BJP state president Basant Panda said the party would demonstrate in all district headquarters demanding Maharathy’s dismissal for taking the farmer’s suicide case lightly. “The […]

Pradeep Maharathy
Farmer's suicide not due to crop loss or debt burden: Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government told the Assembly today that a family dispute was the reason behind the suicide of a famer at Bargarh and it was not due to crop loss or the burden of loan as alleged by the opposition Congress. “An inquiry into the suicide of Khainu Bagarti alias Hadu (the farmer), revealed […]

Photograph of Chakradhara Rajahansa
Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide

Subarnapur: A farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticides at Manikapur village under Biramaharajpur block in the district after he failed to repay agricultural loans. The deceased has been identified as Chakradhara Rajahans. According to family members of Rajahans, he has taken Rs 50,000 loan from Musurndi branch of State Bank of India and Rs […]

Nuapada farmer commits suicide over crop loss

Nuapada: In a tragic incident, a middle-aged farmer of Bhuliasikuan village under Khadiala block in the district allegedly ended his life by consuming pesticides due to crop loss on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Santosh Meher (43). According to sources, Meher had grown rice in 12 acres of land. But, he suffered heavy […]

As monsoon abates, drought manifests in 5 Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: With monsoons receding, the spectre of drought is looming over many parts of Western Odisha. Farming is visibly affected by scanty rainfall in as many as 5 districts. Anticipating a drought-like situation, the State government has started collecting data in Deogarh, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Jharsuguda and Bolangir. The aforementioned districts have received the less than […]

Bargarh witnesses another farmer suicide

Bargarh: In yet another case of farmer suicide, a young peasant being frustrated over massive crop loss caused by hailstorm committed suicide by consuming poison at Kubedega village under Bheden block in the district today. 23-year old Kiran Pradhan had grown paddy in eight acres of lands for which he had borrowed around Rs 2 […]

Another farmer ends life in Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: There seems to be no end to the farmer suicide cases in the state. A fresh case of farmer suicide was reported at Golamunda area in Dharamgarh in Kalahandi district on Wednesday. The deceased farmer has been identified as Purnachandra Bhoi. Let down by crop loss and loan burden, Bhoi took the extreme step […]

Balangir farmer commits suicide

Balangir: One more farmer in the western Odisha district of Balangir committed suicide on Tuesday by hanging himself allegedly due to crop loss. The deceased has been identified as Nandighosha, a resident of Harabhanga village under Agalpur block here. According to sources, Nandighosha had grown rice, groundnut and pulses after taking loans from a local […]

"If not crop loss, what led to farmers' suicide?" asks Opp

Bhubaneswar: Even as the ruling BJD reiterated, both in the previous and current session of Assembly, that farmer suicide cases in the State are not because of crop loss, the Opposition sought to know from the treasury bench the reason behind the death of 174 farmers who have ended their lives in the past couple […]

Farmer ends life over crop loss

Bargarh: A 25-year-old farmer committed suicide on Wednesday allegedly over crop failure at Chhuriapali village under Sohela block in the district. Khusiram Pradhan was found hanging from a tree on the outskirts of the village. Police seized a hand written suicide note from the spot and started investigation. Pradhan had grown paddy in two acres […]