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Tag: Farmer Death

Farmer suicide continues unabated in Odisha

Bargarh: There seems to be no end to the sufferings of farmers in Odisha as the incidents of the cultivators committing suicide continues unabated in the State. On Monday, another farmer from the State has reportedly taken the extreme step over alleged crop loss. The deceased farmer has been identified as Subha Rana of Kharamuda […]

Farmer killed in elephant attack in Ganjam

Ganjam: A farmer died after allegedly being trampled to death by a wild elephant at Chintakhali village under Sanakhemundi block in Ganjam district today.The deceased, identified as R Jhuria Patra, had gone to his farmland in the morning when an elephant attacked him. Tension prevailed in the area as locals blocked Digapahandi- Aska main road […]

Farmer electrocuted to death in Jajpur

Jajpur: A farmer was electrocuted to death after coming in contact with live 11 KV electric wire at Rehmanpur village under Korai block in Jajpur district on Friday. The deceased has been identified Rabi Malik. According to reports, Rabi had gone to his agricultural land when he stepped on the live electric wire that had […]

Odisha government should accept farmer suicides: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP targeted the ruling BJD today over a series of issues affecting farmers including drought, suicides due to crop failure and irregularities in paddy procurement in the State. BJP State president Basant Panda in a presser at the party headquarters in Bhubaneswar produced a list of farmers who committed suicide […]

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 […]

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Farmer’s death sparks tension in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Tension ran high at Sikharpur village in Nayagarh district today after locals blocked Khandapada road here demanding compensation to the family of a farmer who died due to electrocution. According to reports, one Panu Bhatt was going to his farmland this morning when he came in contact with a hanging live electric wire leading […]

Farmer ends life over loan burden

Balasore: Distressed over loan burden a farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide in Balasore district on Monday. The deceased, identified as Barendra Parida of Palasahi village under Karua panchayat of the district was under mental duress for past few days as he failed to repay loans. Parida had cultivated crops in two acres of […]

Farmer dies after falling into trap set for wild animals

Berhampur: A farmer of Motajhari village under Buguda Tehsil in Ganjam district was killed today after he came in contact with live electric wires laid as ‘trap’ by  suspected poachers to hunt wild boar. The deceased has been identified as Gadei Gouda. The incident took place when Gouda had gone to his farm land this […]

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 […]

BJP targeting me despite sharing Centre’s view on farm loan waiver: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture minister Damodar Rout today said that he is being targeted by the Odisha BJP even though he is of the same opinion as Union Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh, who has understood the reality that farm loans cannot be waived. “It is a welcome decision as the Union minister has understood the […]

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 […]

Another farmer dies, BJP blocks NH demanding compensation

Dhenkanal: Tension prevailed in Kamakhyanagar block of Dhenkanal district after activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party today blocked the NH-53 near Baunsapal Chhak protesting death of a farmer and demanding compensation for the kin of the deceased. According to sources, Basu Hembram, a farmer of Lembupal village in Baunsapal panchayat here had consumed poison on […]

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Odisha Assembly Standing Committee to probe farmer suicide case

Bhubaneswar: Ending the six-day long logjam in Odisha Assembly over farmer suicide cases in the state, Speaker Niranjan Pujari on Tuesday ordered a Standing Committee probe into the death of farmer Hadu Bagarti. “I realise that the Bargarh farmer’s death is a fit case for investigation as raised by the Leader of Opposition and opposition […]