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Odisha: Farmer Trampled To Death By Elephant, Close Shave For Son

Kamakhyanagar: A farmer was killed after being trampled by a wild elephant while his son had a close shave at Kandarasinga village under Mahaveer Road forest range here in Dhenkanal district on Thursday. The incident occurred when Niranjan Swain and his son was returning from his land on cycle after harvesting paddy. The wild tusker, […]

Odisha: After Delivery Boy, Farmer Gets Notice For Rs 10 Cr. GST Evasion

Sonepur: Naveen Bag, a farmer in Sonepur district got the biggest shock of his life recently. The farmer, who ekes out a living by toiling in his one acre agricultural land, recently received a notice for alleged Goods and Services Tax (GST) evasion to the tune of a whopping Rs 10 crore. Naveen felt the […]

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Cabinet approves ordinance for 'One India, One Agriculture Market'

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Farming Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020, which will pave the way for creating ‘One India, One Agriculture Market’. Briefing the decisions taken in the Cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, […]

PM Disburses Rs 12,000 Cr To Six Cr Farmers Under PMKSY

Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday slammed states, which have not enrolled with the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Yojana (PMKSY), saying that such petty politics has done great damage to the farming community. “I expect that in the new year, those states which are not associated with the Kisan Samman Yojana will at least […]

Science Congress To Focus On Farmers, Rural India

Bengaluru: The 107th Indian Science Congress (ISC) from January 3-7 in this tech hub would focus on the growth of farmers and development of rural India, an official said on Monday. “The focal theme of the 5-day ISC is on bridging the gap between urban and rural India and improving the quality of farmers’ life […]

Odisha Farmer Sets Crop On Fire

Sonepur: Dejected over extensive losses, a farmer of Chulimal village in Binika area of Sonepur district set his crop on fire on Wednesday. The farmer Mahadev Bhoi took the extreme step after crops were damaged due to lack of irrigation. As per reports, Bhoi had opted for lift irrigation because of lack of rainfall in […]

Odisha Man Invents 'Panchakarma Machine' For Farmers

Sambalpur/Berhampur: It looks like a fan but has multiple utilities. From pest killing in rice fields to husking of paddy, from deseeding of corn to coconut scrapping, the usages are manifold but the solution is one–“Panchakarma machine”. Krushna Chandra Naik from Bamara area in Sambalpur district has made this multi-utility farming equipment, which can be […]

Odisha Farmer Commits 'Suicide Over Debt Burden'

Sambalpur: A farmer, who allegedly attempted suicide over debt burden, died today while undergoing treatment at a private nursing home in Sambalpur. As per reports, the farmer Abdhoot Pradhan, a resident of Khairmal village under Jujomura block of the district, was admitted to the nursing home on August 28 in critical condition. Family members of […]

With not a drop to drink, UP family wants to commit suicide   

Hathras: A father and his three daughters have sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking permission to end their lives because they do not get drinking water. Chandrapal Singh, a farmer from Hasayan block in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh, has been making rounds of government officials with complaints about the water in the […]

Over 200 farmers file nominations in Nizamabad LS seat

Hyderabad: Over 200 farmers have filed nominations in Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana to protest the failure of the state and Central governments to ensure better remunerative process for their produce. Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s daughter K. Kavitha is seeking re-election from the seat. On the last […]

Another farmer ends life over 'debt burden'; 2 suicides in 4 days

Ganjam: Despite the launch of Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme which claimed to benefit about 92% farmers of the State, the Odisha Government has failed to reduce the sufferings of farmers in the State. Two suicides in a span of four days have certainly silenced the hullabaloo of the government that […]

Debt-ridden farmer ends life in Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda: A debt-ridden farmer of Samasingha village under Kolabira block in the district reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope at his house today.  The deceased has been identified as Yudhistir Mallik (48), a sharecropper. According to sources, Mallik was under mental stress as he was unable to repay loan. He had reportedly […]

Farmer commits suicide over debt burden in Subarnapur

Subarnapur: A farmer allegedly committed suicide in Binika area of Subarnapur after his crops were affected by pests and he was unable to pay off his loans. The deceased, Bhutulu Karna, took the extreme step after he found his crops infested with pests yesterday, family members of the deceased alleged. He was worried about how […]

Slow pace of farmers' registration for Kharif crop raises concerns

Bhubaneswar: With only a week left for the online registration of farmers for Kharif crops for the ensuing KMS 2018-19, the Co-operation department has raised concerns over the slow pace of registration process as only 65 per cent farmers in Odisha have registered so far. The Registrar of Cooperative Societies has reportedly shot a letter […]

Cabinet approves 50% profit over input cost for rabi crops

New Delhi: A day after farmers protested for higher crop prices on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, the BJP-led government on Wednesday approved MSP for rabi crops ensuring at least 50 per cent profit over production cost, including a Rs 105 hike for wheat. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra […]

'Debt-ridden' farmer ends life in Jajpur

Jajpur: A debt-ridden farmer of Mangrajpur village under Dharmasala block in Jajpur district allegedly committed suicide late last night by hanging himself with a rope from a tree in the backyard of his house. The deceased, identified as Gauranga Bala was under mental stress as he was unable to repay loan. He had reportedly taken […]

Farmers still await insurance money under PM crop insurance scheme

Baripada: Thousands of farmers of five blocks in Mayurbhanj district are yet to get their insurance claims under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. The farmers of Badasahi, Khunta, Shyamakhunta, Rairangpur, Thakurmunda blocks in the district alleged that only 1466 farmers have received insurance compensation claims under the flagship Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). […]

Farmer suicide in Odisha again over crop loss, debt burden

Titlagarh: A farmer has allegedly committed suicide in Madiguda village under Bhabanipatna block in Kalahandi district. The deceased Bahadur Rana had consumed pesticides yesterday and died while undergoing treatment at Titlagarh hospital today. “He consumed pesticides at his agriculture field yesterday as the crops failed,” said Makarand Rana, son of the deceased. According to reports, […]

Debt-ridden farmer kills self in Bargarh

Bargarh:  A farmer of Nuapalli village under Gaisilet block in Bargarh district allegedly committed suicide today by consuming poison. The deceased identified as Khemsagar Biswal had borrowed lakhs of rupees from private money lenders to marry off his daughter. However, he failed to repay the amount due to massive crop failure for the last three […]

Debt-ridden farmer hangs self in Jajpur

Jajpur: A farmer of Kantigadia village under Dharmashala police station in Jajpur district allegedly committed suicide today by hanging himself with a rope inside an under-construction house. Family sources said 41-year old Subodh Das, was allegedly mired in debt and was under mental duress. He had reportedly cultivated paddy in five acres of land which […]

After pests, unseasonal rain, farmers have tough time with millers

Nabarangpur/Malkangiri: After struggling hard to protect their crops from natural calamities, pests and unseasonal rain, the farmers in Nabarangpur and Malkangiri are allegedly being exploited by the millers who purchased their hard earned paddy by slashing five to seven kgs per quintal. Due to inordinate delay in procurement at Mandis, they have no alternative rather […]

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. […]

Farmers' dummies hanged to draw people's attention to suicides

New Delhi: To draw the attention of thousands of Delhiites towards farmers’ suicides, Jai Kisan Andolan of Swaraj India displayed farmers’ dummies hanging from various flyovers in Delhi and Noida on Thursday. With a message, “Three lakh farmers committed suicide in India, Let’s stop this now”, Jai Kisan Andolan is trying to solicit people’s support […]

Deficit rainfall in June-July-Aug leaves farmers distressed

Bhubaneswar: Even as floods created havoc in several parts of the State, deficit rainfall in the months of June, July and August in several districts has affected agricultural activities leaving the farmers worried. As many as 10 districts of the state have received deficit rainfall between 19 per cent and 39 per cent during the […]

Deficit rainfall in July affects agriculture in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Even as floods created havoc in several parts of the State, the deficit rainfall in July in six districts has affected agricultural activities leaving the farmers worried. As many as six districts – Nuapada, Kandhamal, Bolangir, Dhenkanal, Angul and Bargarh – had received 30% and 54% deficit rainfall during the month, an official of […]