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.
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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 […]
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Bargarh: A famer in Odisha’s Bargarh district allegedly committed suicide today over crop loss and loan burden. As per reports, the deceased, identified as Gobardhan Barik of Julat Khaliatikra village was under mental duress after his crops in five acre land were damaged by brown planthopper pest last year followed by hailstones this year. Family […]
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Bhubaneswar: Most of the farmers who committed suicide in Odisha during the last two years carried loan burden, informed Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout in the Odisha Assembly today. In written reply to a question, Rout stated out of the 16 farmers who had allegedly committed suicide in the financial year 2016-17, 12 had loans outstanding. […]
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Rayagada: There seems to be no end to farmer suicides over alleged crop loss in Odisha as a farmer in Rayagada district died on Sunday after battling for life at hospital for over a week in hospital. The deceased has been identified as Narendra Hikaka. Hikaka of Malisiripur of Bissamkatak block had consumed posion on […]
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Bhubaneswar: Labour Minister and Bhatli MLA Sushant Singh today alleged activists of BJP had instigated farmer Brunda Sahu to commit suicide. To prove his claim, Singh stated he has a video in which the saffron party members are seen provoking Brunda Sahu to take the extreme step. “I can identify the BJP activists featured in […]
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Bhubaneswar: Bargarh district Collector today submitted an inquiry report to the state government on the suicide of farmer Brunda Sahu of Kalapani village in the district. However, the findings of the report based on an investigation conducted by a three-member team are yet to be established. Earlier on Friday, Collector Khagendra Kumar Padhi along with […]
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