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Tag: Farmer Suicide

One more farmer ends life in Odisha

Nuapada: A farmer of Kerameli village under Kodameri panchayat ended life by hanging himself on Saturday allegedly due to crop failure and debt burden. The deceased has been identified as Sahadeb Majhi (45). Family members said Majhi was a sharecropper and had cultivated paddy in 2.5 acres this year for which he had borrowed a […]

Order judicial probe into farmer suicides in Odisha: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday attacked the Odisha government on the state’s drought situation, demanding a judicial probe into suicides by distressed farmers. “Instead of making it a prestige issue, the state government should admit to the death of farmers and set up a judicial probe,” Pradhan told reporters here. The minister […]

"Sorry, dear farmer! But you didn’t die of crop loss”

By Sandeep Sahu Shatrughna Behera must be fidgeting in his grave, anxious to come out and shout out at the top of his voice for anybody who cares to listen; “No, I did not commit suicide because my unmarried handicapped daughter had suddenly become a burden. I committed suicide because I knew that with the […]

Can WTO legitimately make global trading rules?

By Amit Dasgupta The last quarter of 2001 saw two dramatic events that had a transformational impact on the global community: First, the terrorist attacks on the US in September, followed by the launch of the Doha Development Round through the WTO’s 4th Ministerial Conference in Qatar in November. A couple of months prior to […]

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Farmer under debt burden kills self

A 55-year-old sugarcane farmer, who was apparently under pressure to repay his loans, was found hanging from a tree in Mahapur village under Baruan panchayat in Jajpur district, the police said on Friday..