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Tag: Farmer Suicide

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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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Crops in 1 lakh hectares pest affected, compensation as per relief code: State govt

Bhubaneswar: Following a series of instances of crops being set on fire and farmer suicides, Odisha government today asserted that pest attack is a natural calamity and affected farmers will be compensated as per relief code. Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan, after reviewing the situation through video conferencing on Sunday, stressed on several measures to tackle […]

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Pest menace: Another farmer ends life in Bargarh

Bargarh: Disturbed over damages to crops due to pest attack, another farmer has committed suicide in Bargarh district. The deceased has been identified as P.Nabin Kumar of Nuakhairpali village. According to reports, Kumar had consumed pesticides after visiting his agricultural field on Saturday and died while undergoing treatment at Burla hospital today. Family members alleged […]

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Farmers who burnt crops will not get compensation: Damodar Rout

Bhubaneswar: Adding insult to injury, Odisha Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today said that the farmers who have burnt their crops will not get compensation. Speaking to media here on Saturday, Rout said the farmers who have suffered more than 33 per cent crop loss due to pest or any natural calamity will get compensation but […]

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Bargarh farmer suicide: Collector submits report to State Govt

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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Brunda Sahu suicide: Farmers' leaders demand Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia

Bargarh: Leaders of the farmers’ body Nabanirman Krusak Sangathan (NKS) today demanded an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh for family members of Brunda Sahu, who committed suicide on Wednesday over crop damage due to pest attack. NKS convener Akshay Kumar stated the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund should provide compensation to protect the interest of farmers. […]

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Woman farmer attempts suicide in Soro over crop damage

Soro: Distressed over damages to crop due to pest attack, a woman farmer attempted suicide on Thursday night by consuming poison in Gojadihara village in Soro, Balasore district. The farmer, identified as Saraswati Patra, became critical after consuming poison and was admitted to the Soro Community Health Centre (CHC) by locals. She was in distress […]

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A Govt ‘Always’ With The Farmer… Except When He Needs It The Most

The fire that a shattered Brunda Sahu lit on his paddy field devastated by ‘chakada’ insects on Tuesday, a day before committing suicide at the very same place the next day, is spreading frighteningly fast and threatening to engulf almost the whole of western Odisha and parts of south Odisha in its flames. As eminent farmers’ […]

Farmer suicide: Locals withdraw road blockade in Bargarh

Bargarh: The road blockade near Kalapani on NH-53 by locals demanding compensation for the kin of farmer Brunda Sahu who committed suicide on Wednesday, ended after the Bargarh district administration assured to provide financial assistance to the farmer’s family. The road blockade was withdrawn in wee hours today after the administration promised to allot four […]

Odisha govt seeks report on damage of crops due to pest attack

Bhubaneswar: The Revenue & Disaster Management Department on Wednesday instructed District Collectors of eight districts to submit a detailed report on the damage of crops due to pest attack, following the suicide of a farmer in Bargarh district after torching his pest-affected crops. In a letter to district collectors of Bargarh, Bolangir, Ganjam, Kalahandi, Koraput, […]

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Bargarh witnesses second farmer suicide in a week

Bargarh: In a span of only five days, another farmer committed suicide in the district allegedly due to crop loss in Tora village under Sadar block here on Monday. On Wednesday, another farmer had killed himself. In the latest incident, family sources said, farmer Akshya Dharei had cultivated paddy over nine acres of his land. […]

Farmer ends life over crop loss

Bargarh: A farmer committed suicide by consuming poison allegedly due to crop loss at Malamunda under Gaisilat block in the district on Wednesday night. Indra Bariha was under severe mental stress due to drought, family members said. He consumed poison on Sunday and was admitted to district headquarters hospital. However, he died last night while […]

Farmer suicide sparks tension in Nuapada

Bhubaneswar: Suicide of a farmer in Odisha’s Nuapada district allegedly over crop loss and debt burden sparked tension with locals and farmers’ organisations blocking NH-353 near Khariar on Tuesday. The demonstration was launched to press for a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the kin of the deceased farmer, Jadumani Bag. According to reports, Bag […]

Loan burden triggers farmer suicides in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: A farmer committed suicide over alleged loan burden in Beltikiri village under Sadar block of Dhenkanal district today. The body of the deceased, identified as Aswin Sahoo, was found hanging in the backyard of his house. According to sources, Aswin had planted four acres of paddy crop by taking a loan. He took the […]

Farmer commits suicide over loan burden

Jajpur: A farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison over loan burden in Jajpur district on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Gurucharan Swain of Erabanka village under Jajpur Sadar Police Station. According to the sources, Swain had taken loan from a bank and private money lenders to cultivate groundnut in his 5-hectare land. […]

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Farmer suicide in Odisha again over crop loss, debt burden

Berhampur: A farmer allegedly committed suicide over crop loss and debt burden at Ganjam district here on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Harishchandra Pradhan of Mahadeipur village in Patrapur block under Jarada police limits. According to reports, Pradhan allegedly consumed pesticides on Wednesday morning and was admitted to Patrapur hospital in a critical […]

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