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Tag: Farmer S Suicide

Farmer suicides rose 142 percent in Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: An increase of 142 percent in farmers’ suicide in Odisha has been reported by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), said Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh today in a written reply in Rajya Sabha. In a written reply to a question put to him in the Upper House, Singh […]

One more farmer kills self in Nuapada

Nuapada: Dejected over crop loss, a farmer allegedly committed suicide in Nuapada district today. The farmer, identified as Aganu Rout of Jenjara village under Budhipali panchayat in the district, allegedly took the extreme step after sustaining  crop loss caused by pests and unseasonal rain. According to sources, Rout had taken loans from money lenders and […]

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Farmers’ Suicide: 2 more end life over crop loss, debt burden

Jajpur/Bargarh: With uncertainty looming large over state government’s decision on debt relief, two farmers from Jajpur and Bargarh districts allegedly committed suicide on Monday. According to sources, one Suresh Sahu of Sundarpur village under Bari block in Jajpur district ended life by hanging himself from a tree close to his village over alleged crop failure […]

Odisha Assembly’s winter session begins on a stormy note

Bhubaneswar: The winter session of Odisha Assembly was adjourned for the day after it began on a stormy note today with the Opposition Congress stalling the proceedings alleging apathy of the Centre and the ruling BJD government towards farmers’ issue in the State. As soon as the Speaker Pradeep Amat announced the beginning of the […]

Farmer suicides continue in Odisha

Bargarh/Sambalpur: The spate of farmer suicides has triggered an outrage in the state, with another farmer in Bargarh district ending life by consuming poison allegedly due to crop failure after pest attack and unseasonal rains. This is the seventh instance of farmer suicide in last two months in the district alone. The deceased farmer, identified […]

BJP slams Odisha govt over farmers’ suicide

  Bhubaneswar: The suicide of Bargarh farmer Brunda Sahu allegedly over crop loss continues to remain a major political issue in the state with BJP State in-charge Arun Singh lambasting the State government over the farmers’ plight in Odisha.   Addressing a press conference here today, Singh alleged that Brunda Sahu of Kalapani village of […]

Odisha govt failed to protect farmers’ interests: Central BJP team

Bhubaneswar/Nuapada: “The condition of farmers here is worse. It’s unfortunate that the Odisha government failed to protect the interest of the agrarian community in Nuapada,” said BJP’s Kisan Morcha National General Secretary P Sugunakar Rao after reviewing the drought situation in the district here on Saturday. A six-member Central team of BJP comprising BJP MPs […]

Will rain prove double whammy for distressed Odisha farmers?

Bhubaneswar: While farmers in Odisha have already suffered a lot due to drought and pest attack in several places across the State, the latest rain forecast across as many as 17 districts is likely to make the situation worse. Director of regional meteorological centre in Bhubaneswar, Sarat Chandra Sahu informed that Odisha may witness moderate […]

Odisha govt misleading sharecroppers: BJP

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-led government announced compensation for sharecroppers for crop losses suffered due to pest attack, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today lashed out at the government and dubbed the announcement as a ‘purported plan to mislead farmers.’ Sharecroppers have been demanding amendment of the existing Odisha Land Reforms […]

Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide in Odisha

Bhadrak: One more farmer committed suicide today by consuming pesticide in Rahimpur village under Basudevpur block of Bhadrak district allegedly over crop loss. As per reports, the farmer took the extreme step after failing to repay a bank loan of Rs 1,20,000. He was reportedly depressed over the financial burden following crop loss due to […]

Odisha to insure life of all farmers, Oppn walks out in Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Concerned over farmer suicide incidents, the Odisha government today said it was planning to insure life of all farmers even as the Opposition Congress and BJP staged a walkout in the assembly demanding constitution of a House Committee to probe agrarian deaths. “The state government is worried over the farmer suicide incidents. However, the […]

Bolangir farmer’s suicide rocks Assembly again

Bhubaneswar: The Bolangir farmer suicide issue rocked the Odisha Assembly once again today with leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra reiterating his allegation that sub-collector is responsible for the death of the peasant. Members from the opposition benches created pandemonium over the issue, forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House till 12. 45. Soon after the […]