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Tag: Farmer Suicide

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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 […]

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Congress corners Odisha govt in Assembly over farmer suicide, drought situation

Bhubaneswar: Congress today cornered the Odisha government over lack of adequate measures to protect farmers who are now staring at possible drought following deficit rainfall in the State. Congress MLAs Narasingha Mishra and Santosh Singh Saluja alleged that five districts in Odisha have received 40 percent deficit rainfall since June first week and as a […]

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 suicides have fallen in five years: Rajnath

New Delhi: The number of farmer suicides has declined in the last five years, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday, blaming successive Congress governments for the present plight of farmers in the country. Singh said this in the Lok Sabha while responding to allegations of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who blamed the Centre for […]

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Farmer ends life over debt burden in Odisha

Balasore: A mushroom farmer allegedly committed suicide at Nuapur village under Soro Police limits here on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Gayadhar Jena (65). Family members of the deceased alleged that Jena committed suicide due to crop loss and debt burden.”My father went to our mushroom farm as usual this morning. Later, when […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Another farmer ends life over 'debt burden'; 2 suicides in 4 days

Ganjam: Despite the launch of Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme which claimed to benefit about 92% farmers of the State, the Odisha Government has failed to reduce the sufferings of farmers in the State. Two suicides in a span of four days have certainly silenced the hullabaloo of the government that […]

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Debt-ridden farmer ends life in Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda: A debt-ridden farmer of Samasingha village under Kolabira block in the district reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope at his house today.  The deceased has been identified as Yudhistir Mallik (48), a sharecropper. According to sources, Mallik was under mental stress as he was unable to repay loan. He had reportedly […]

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Farmer suicide continues unabated in Odisha

Koraput: It seems sufferings of Odisha farmers will never stop and no one even cares when they die due to crop loss. Adding to the number of alleged farmer suicide cases in Odisha, one more farmer reportedly took the extreme step here on Sunday. The deceased farmer has been identified as Loknath Pangi of Maliguda […]

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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 […]

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Deogarh farmers in distress, allege supply of duplicate pesticides for ‘Chakada’

Deogarh: Already declared a drought-hit district, the worries of farmers in Deogarh are far from over with crops in hundreds of hectares of farmland on the verge of destruction allegedly due to the poor quality of pesticides being provided to them to fight the Brown Plant Hopper (Chakada Poka) menace. As per reports, three blocks […]

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'Debt-ridden' woman farmer ends life in Odisha

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 […]

Debt-ridden farmer ends life over crop loss

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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1 more farmer commits suicide in western Odisha

Sambalpur: A day after a farmer reportedly committed suicide in Bolangir district, one more farmer in Sambalpur district has allegedly taken his life due to loan burden. According to sources, one Lalit Barik of Khulia village under Tibala panchayat of the district committed suicide by drinking pesticide stashed in his house today. From preliminary investigation, […]

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Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide in Bolangir

Bolangir: A debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide at Kamemunda under Turekela block in Bolangir district on Monday. As per reports, the deceased farmer Sarat Majhi had taken loan from private money lenders to cultivate his 1 acre of land. However, he suffered crop loss and was in immense mental agony since then. […]

Farmer commits 'suicide' over crop loss in Odisha

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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Farmer ends life over crop loss

Bargarh: Just when life in Bargarh seemed to get back on track, another farmer allegedly committed suicide over crop loss and loan burden by consuming pesticides in Chicholi village under Ambabhona block of the district on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Seshadeb Saha. As per sources, Saha had taken a loan of Rs […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

NHRC seeks report from Odisha govt on Bargarh farmer suicides

Bhubaneswar: Expressing concern over the 12 farmer suicides in 50 days in Bargarh district in the state, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday took suo-motu cognizance to seek a report and action taken by government for the relief and rehabilitation of bereaved families. The NHRC took the step following a media report on the […]

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Farmer ends life over crop loss in Balasore

Soro: In yet another case of farmer death in the State, a sharecropper of Nuagaon village under Khaira block of Balasore district committed suicide allegedly due to crop loss. The deceased, identified as Gaurang Barik, was under severe mental stress due to his failure to repay loans that he had taken from banks and private […]

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Debt-ridden farmer couple consumes poison

Berhampur: A farmer couple in Sundarapalli village under Dharakote block in Ganjam district consumed poison allegedly due to loan burden and crop loss following unseasonal rains. While the wife, Laxmi Barad died on the spot, her husband Kabiraj Barad has been admitted to the MKCG Hospital here in critical condition. Sources said Kabiraj was a […]

Modi govt creating facilities to double farmers income

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday the government has been creating “instrumentalities” like providing agricultural inputs at lower cost and making cheap credit available to farmers so as to double their income. Speaking at the opening ceremony of Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Forum here, Jaitley said the government is trying to […]

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Odisha govt accepts loan burden on deceased farmers

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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Another Bargarh farmer ends life over alleged crop loss

Bargarh: A farmer has again committed suicide in Bargarh allegedly over crop loss. The deceased has been identified as Arjun Satnami of Karla village. According to reports, Arjun had earlier consumed poison yesterday and died while undergoing treatment in Bargarh hospital today. Family members alleged that Arjun had taken a loan of Rs 60,000 from […]

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Farmer commits suicide in Rayagada over alleged crop loss

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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Farmer suicide: Another farmer ends life in Bargarh

Bargarh: Once again a case of suspected farmer suicide was reported from Bargarh after a resident of Bheden block in the district consumed poison over alleged farming issue and succumbed at the district headquarters hospital on Friday. Family members of the deceased, identified as Debendra Thapa of Khapasipalli village said he was under immense mental […]

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2 more farmers attempt suicide in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Two more farmers attempted suicide allegedly over crop loss and debt burden in Bolangir district on Friday. According to reports, Gupte Rana of Kutumadula village attempted to end his life by consuming poison after brown plant hopper (BPH) attack damaged his crops in nearly six acres of land. According to sources, Rana had also […]

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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 […]

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Agri-related issues not sole cause of farmer suicides: Union Secy

Bhubaneswar: Issues pertaining to agriculture are not the only reasons behind farmer suicides, said Union Agriculture Secretary Shobhana Kumar Patnaik today. Speaking on the sidelines of a discussion in Bhubaneswar, Patnaik said, “Across the country a trend is observed that farmers are taking their lives due to different reasons. But it has not been proved […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Odisha farmers using wrong pesticides: Union Agriculture Minister

Bargarh: The Thaimate brand of pesticides used by farmers in Odisha does not kill the pests but helps in their procreation, said Union Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat after visiting the drought and pest affected-areas in Sonepur and Bargarh districts today. “The farmers have used Thaimate pesticides due to lack of proper […]

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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 […]

Odisha asks collectors to adopt pest management to save crop

Bhubaneswar: With brown planthopper affecting paddy cultivation in about 1.78 lakh hectares of agricultural land in the state, Odisha government today asked the collectors of 22 districts to take up pest management measures to prevent the further spread of pest attack. The state government activated its machinery after pest attack reports were received from nine […]

BJP activists provoked Brunda Sahu to commit suicide: Labour Minister

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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Ruling-BJD, Opposition engage in verbal duel as farmer deaths continue in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At a time when farmer suicides continue unabated with two more deaths being reported today allegedly over crop loss, politics over farmer issues intensified as BJP announced plans to launch agitation in all blocks from November 7 to 17 whereas Congress accused the BJD government of failing to understand the needs of farmers. OPCC […]

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