The saffron party alleged that the state reported three farmer suicide cases in one month, one each from Jajpur, Nayagarh and Bolangir.
Affected farmers have demanded that the government declare the affected areas as drought-hit and pay compensation for the crop loss.
The farmer’s death sparked outrage in the village as family members accused a stone mafia of illegally running a stone quarry and blasting near the paddy fields that destroyed the standing paddy crops.
Tension prevailed at Athamallik forest department office in Angul district after villagers and family members of a farmer, who on Monday night committed suicide allegedly over the forest department’s humiliation, staged a dharana with the dead body on Tuesday.
An elephant was found dead near the deceased farmer's farmland days ago. In this connection, the forest department officials had taken him to their office.
In a written reply to a question raised by Congress MP Saptagiri Ulaka in the Parliament, Union Agriculture Minister had said there had been no farmer suicide incidents reported from Odisha in the year 2017, 18, 19 and 2020.
According to sources, Raha suffered huge loss after his 60 packets of paddy got damaged due to rain and he had to sold them at a very cheap price to miller last year. Like previous year this year too, he suffered loss as his crops got damaged due to rains and pest attack.
According to sources, Bhagaban consumed poison after he failed to repay loan amounting to Rs 8 lakh
Kundu was under depression for many days following the loss of the ripe crop. Feeling helpless over the debt burden and the huge loss, Kundu allegedly consumed poison around a week back.
Kailash, who had grown paddy on his two acres of farmland, was upset after heavy rain triggered by cyclone Jawad damaged his standing paddy crops.
The deceased, Laxmi Narayan Jena who, as per reports, had taken loan to grow paddy on two acres of land, ended life by consuming poison after he allegedly failed to repay the debt
As several districts in Odisha reel under drought-like situation, a farmer in Bolangir district ended his life over alleged crop loss by consuming poison. As per reports, the deceased farmer, identified as Rechaka Banchor (60) of Kadobera village under Tureikela block, allegedly consumed poison on Thursday.
Rohidas was under severe mental stress due to the huge losses he had suffered due to crop failure. The problem was aggravated when he faced difficulties in selling his paddy stock.
Nabarangpur: Farmer suicides continue unabated as a woman farmer allegedly took her life in Aunlima village under Tentulikhunti block of Nabaranagpur district today following crop loss due to heavy rain. The deceased, identified as Padmabati Muduli had consumed poison on Friday night and succumbed while undergoing treatment at a hospital today. Family members of the […]
Bolangir: Distressed over crop loss and loan burden, another farmer of Turekela area of Bolangir district breathed his last today. As per reports, the deceased, identified as Bhagat Sagaria of Kuliadora village was undergoing treatment at the Bolangir district headquarters hospital after he consumed poison on Thursday. Sagaria succumbed while being shifted to the Burla […]