Tag: Farmer Deaths

Congress seeks report on farmer deaths in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Demanding tabling of probe report on farmer deaths in Odisha, senior Congress legislator Narasingha Mishra today targeted the ruling-BJD in the State Assembly. “When the probe report has been submitted by the district administration, why the State government is dilly-dallying in tabling of them in the House,” Mishra said. He further alleged that the […]

Farmer Suicides Continue Unabated In Odisha As Another Producer Ends Life

Balasore: While the Odisha government continues to be on a denial mode stating that there has been no cases of farmer suicide due to crop loss or financial burden, a farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide in Padmapur village under Chandipur police limits of the district. As per reports, the deceased farmer, Sumant Kumar […]

Odisha Farmer Ends Life Over Crop Loss Due To Deficit Rainfall

Bolangir: Amid a below-normal monsoon hitting agricultural activities in the State this season, a farmer today allegedly took his own life after suffering crop loss due to deficit rainfall. According to sources, Bhaktabandhu Dandasena, a native of Barkani village under Sadar police limits of Bolangir district allegedly consumed poison in his house late last night. […]

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 […]

One more farmer commits suicide over crop loss

Kendrapara: A farmer allegedly committed suicide in Odisha, with his family claiming that he took the extreme step due to crop loss caused by the recent Titli cyclone. The deceased has been identified as Gouranga Charan Kap, a sharecropper of Napang village. According to sources, Gouranga had cultivated paddy in his 3-acre of land but […]

Odisha mulling to set up fund for distressed farmers 

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is mulling a proposal to set up a farmer welfare fund to provide compensation to the kin of farmers committing suicide. Such a proposal signifies that the State government which has been blatantly denying farmer suicides due to crop loss is gradually acknowledging that the farming community especially the share croppers […]

Farmer suicides: Odisha govt’s denial draws flak

Bargarh: Even as Bargarh farmer Brunda Sahu’s death has triggered an outcry, Odisha government’s denial that the farmer’s death was a case of suicide due to crop loss and financial burden has drawn sharp criticism. Earlier on Wednesday, Agriculture minister Damodar Rout, citing the probe report on Brunda’s death submitted by the district administration ruled […]

An Elaborate Exercise In Obfuscation

It’s a bizarre claim. Something that is crystal clear to the whole of Odisha is ‘not clear’ to the Odisha government! Even more bizarre is the assertion in the report sent by the Bargarh district administration on the suicide by Kalapani farmer Brunda Sahu earlier this month that it ‘may not be due to indebtedness’ […]

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 […]

Pest menace: Did Odisha govt ignore the red flags?

Bhubaneswar: While farmer suicides allegedly over crop failure due to pest menace continue to rise in Odisha, the role of BJD-led government in tackling the issue has come under scanner with the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) claiming that it had already warned the Agriculture department of the pest attack in the beginning […]

Farmer deaths: Dharmendra slams Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan slammed the Odisha government today over farmer deaths and issues plaguing the farming community. The State government is corrupt and inefficient, alleged Pradhan. The government is a murderer, it is announcing packages after killing the farmers, he added. Targeting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik indirectly, Pradhan said, […]

Amid spate of farmer deaths; Odisha announces assistance

Bhubaneswar: Amid spate of farmer suicides in Odisha allegedly over crop failure, the State government today decided to provide input subsidy to the farmers affected by the pest menace. The State Agriculture Cabinet chaired by CM Naveen Patnaik today decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 13,500 per hectare of irrigated land and Rs 6,800 […]

Farmer attempts to spray toxic pesticide on minister, nabbed

Yavatmal (Maharashtra): Amid growing anger in the rural areas over the deaths of 18 farmers due to poisonous fumes of pesticides, a Maharashtra minister was targeted by an agitated farmer who attempted to spray him with a similar insecticide here on Wednesday. The incident occurred when Minister of State for Agriculture Sadabhau Khot visited Kalam […]