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Tag: Farmer Commits Suicide

‘Debt-Ridden’ Farmer Hangs Himself In Odisha

Bolangir: Farmer suicide case once again reared its ugly head in Odisha as another ‘debt-ridden’ farmer allegedly took the extreme step at Dorlo village in Titlagarharea of Bolangir district today. The deceased farmer has been identified as Ghasiram Majhi. According to sources, Majhi had taken a loan of Rs 5 lakh from five self-help groups […]

Farmer commits suicide in Punjab, fifth in family to take extreme step

Barnala (Pb): Unable to pay an old loan of Rs 8 lakh, a farmer in Bhotna village allegedly committed suicide, the fifth member in his family to take the step. Lavpreet Singh (22) killed himself on Monday by consuming some poisonous substance as he was under stress over the unpaid loan, they said. Villagers said […]

Farmer ends life over debt burden in Odisha

Balasore: A mushroom farmer allegedly committed suicide at Nuapur village under Soro Police limits here on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Gayadhar Jena (65). Family members of the deceased alleged that Jena committed suicide due to crop loss and debt burden.”My father went to our mushroom farm as usual this morning. Later, when […]

Farmer ends life over debt burden in Jajpur

Jajpur: Crop loss and consequent financial distress has now forced another farmer to end his life in Odisha. A farmer of Jajpuir district admitted for treatment at Cuttack SCB after he allegedly drank poison two days ago, died while undergoing treatment on Sunday. According to information, Sushant Gantayat from Dihanarasinghpur village of Dharmasala block allegedly […]

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 […]

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 […]

Farmer dies, wife critical after jumping into pond over crop loss

Kalahandi: A farmer died while his wife was rescued in critical condition after the elderly farmer couple attempted suicide by jumping into a pond at Tuna village under Koksara block of Kalahandi district today allegedly over crop failure. Though the villagers managed to rescue the woman and rushed her to the hospital, the man identified […]

One year after Bargarh farmer Brunda’s death, his family struggles for livelihood

Bargarh: Despite the State government’s assurance to provide all kinds of assistance to the family of farmer Brunda Sahu, who had committed suicide by consuming pesticide at Kalapani village in the district over crop loss due to pest attack; all the promises are found out to be false now. One year since debt-ridden Brunda torched […]

1 more farmer commits suicide in western Odisha

Sambalpur: A day after a farmer reportedly committed suicide in Bolangir district, one more farmer in Sambalpur district has allegedly taken his life due to loan burden. According to sources, one Lalit Barik of Khulia village under Tibala panchayat of the district committed suicide by drinking pesticide stashed in his house today. From preliminary investigation, […]

Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide in Bolangir

Bolangir: A debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide at Kamemunda under Turekela block in Bolangir district on Monday. As per reports, the deceased farmer Sarat Majhi had taken loan from private money lenders to cultivate his 1 acre of land. However, he suffered crop loss and was in immense mental agony since then. […]

Distressed Odisha farmers continue to set crops on fire

Bhubaneswar: As if their litany of woes was not enough, farmers in Odisha are now grappling with the pest-menace which is forcing them to set their standing crops on fire in agitation seeking immediate assistance from the State government. After farmers from Sambalpur and Bargarh districts set their crops afire earlier this week, a farmer […]