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Tag: Farmer Suicide

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 […]

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 […]

Damodar Rout
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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Farmer's death in Ganjam
Another farmer commits suicide over loan burden in Ganjam

Berhampur: Incidents of farmer suicides continue to grip the agrarian State with a fresh case reported from Ganjam district here on Monday. The deceased, identified as Santanu Nayak of K. Mathamukundapur, has allegedly committed suicide over loan burden. As per reports, Nayak had taken a loan of Rs 10 lakh from private sources for farming. […]

Maharathy makes mockery of farmers, says they die only during Assembly session

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy on Sunday once again landed in soup for making scornful comments on farmer suicide issues in the state. The Pipili strongman said farmers only die during the assembly sessions. “The deaths are often alleged to be the case of suicide over crop loss even though the people die due […]

Probe begins into farmer suicide

Jajpur: The Jajpur district administration on Thursday started a probe into the alleged suicide by a farmer earlier this month. 50-year-old Panchanan Dalei of Daanarkul village of Jajpur block in the district had allegedly consumed poison on March 23 allegedly over crop loss. He was found by his family members in a critical condition and […]

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Debt-ridden farmers commit suicide in Balasore, Khurdha

Balasore: In yet another incident of farmer suicide in the State, a farmer of Mulukaida village under Soro block of Balasore district attempted to end his life allegedly over debt burden. Identified as Sukura Mallik, the 70-year-old farmer had taken a loan of Rs 18000 from a self-help group (SHG). He used up the money […]

Jajpur Farmer Suicide
Another farmer commits suicide in Jajpur

Jajpur: Another farmer from Jajpur district who had consumed poison allegedly over crop failure died today at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. The deceased farmer has been identified as Panchanan Dalei of Daharakul village under Bari block of Jajpur district. Sources informed that Panchanan took the extreme step after suffering losses in […]

Balasore Farmer Suicide
Another farmer commits suicide in Balasore

Balasore: In yet another incident of humiliation for the State, a farmer of Baliapata village in Balasore district allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison on Sunday. The deceased farmer, identified as Ramachandra Bara, allegedly consumed poison due to his failure to repay loan following crop loss. According to his family members, Bara ended his life […]

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Odisha Assembly Standing Committee to probe farmer suicide case

Bhubaneswar: Ending the six-day long logjam in Odisha Assembly over farmer suicide cases in the state, Speaker Niranjan Pujari on Tuesday ordered a Standing Committee probe into the death of farmer Hadu Bagarti. “I realise that the Bargarh farmer’s death is a fit case for investigation as raised by the Leader of Opposition and opposition […]

Prasad Harichandan
OPCC chief meets farmer admitted at SCB Cuttack for attempting suicide

Cuttack: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Prasad Harichandan met farmer Kalinga Ghadei of Jajpur district at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today. Ghadei, who is undergoing treatment at New Medicine ICU after attempting suicide, is currently critical. After meeting him Prasad said that the government should accept the farmers’ death in State […]

Brundaban Swain
Farmer commits suicide over loan burden in Aska

Aska: One more farmer identified as Brundaban Swain of Nuagaon under Aska Block in Ganjam district has committed suicide by consuming poison. Swain had consumed poison yesterday morning. He was earlier rushed to Aska hospital and later shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur where he breathed his last. Family members of Swain […]

Utkal Bharat party Kharavela Swain
Utkal Bharat, Navnirman Krushak Sangathan probe Boudh farmer’s suicide

Boudh: President of Utkal Bharat party Kharavela Swain, today, expressed his condolences to the family of deceased farmer Ballav Dharei, who had allegedly committed suicide, at Jalpali village in Boudh district on March 15. Swain inquired Ballav’s family members about the circumstances that led him to take the extreme step. He also demanded that the […]

Sajjan Sharma
Farmer suicides: BJP demands Agri Minister's resignation

Bhubaneswar: The BJP on Thursday demanded resignation of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Pradeep Maharathy over the unabated farmer suicides in the state. The saffron party alleged that the minister is not properly discharging his duties and urged the Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik to relieve Maharathy from his post. Addressing a press conference here, […]

State Assembly
Farmer suicides storm Assembly; repeated adjournments amid BJP din

Bhubaneswar: Uproarious scenes were witnessed in the State Assembly today followed by repeated adjournments as BJP members created a din by shouting slogans over farmer suicide cases in Odisha and marched towards the podium of Speaker Niranjan Pujari. As soon as the House assembled to start today’s business, the BJP legislators including Rabi Naik marched […]

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Farmer suicide incidents remain unabated in Odisha

Boudh/Jajpur/Balasore: Incidents of farmer suicides continue to grip Odisha with fresh cases reported from Boudh and Jajpur district on Thursday. In Boudh district, a farmer identified as Ballav Dharei of Jallepalli village in Kantamal block died today while under treatment at Sonepur District Headquarters Hospital. Ballav had attempted suicide consuming poison late last night allegedly over crop […]

Ruckus for in Odisha assembly over farmer suicide

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly witnessed ruckus for the second consecutive day today over the farmer suicide issue with both the opposition Congress and BJP members forcing Speaker Niranjan Pujari to adjourn the House twice. The issue was raised by the BJP members as soon as the House assembled for the question hour. The BJP members […]

Balasore farmer suicide
Farmer commits suicide over crop loss in Balasore

Balasore: Yet another farmer suicide allegation came from Pakharabada village under Sadar police limits in Balasore district today. The deceased was identified as Sudam Khatua. According to family members of Sudam, he had taken Rs 1.45 lakh loan on a 10 percent interest rate from a landlord of his village. He had used that money […]

BJP din in assembly
Assembly update: Ruling party faces Opposition heat over farmer suicide cases

Bhubaneswar: Mounting attack on the ruling party over farmer deaths in Odisha, the BJP legislators today created ruckus demanding a debate on the matter while asking for suspension of the Question Hour, following which the Speaker adjourned the proceedings for one hour. While the State’s Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy was presenting a reply on the […]

Bargarh farmer suicide: Opposition moves privilege motion against Maharathy

Bhubaneswar: As expected, the Bargarh farmer suicide issue rocked the Odisha Assembly with leader of opposition Narsingha Mishra moving a privilege motion against agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy on the issue here today. Mishra has accused Maharathy for providing false and misleading information in the house on the suicide of Bargarh farmer Hadu Bagarti. In his […]

Farmer commits suicide
Farmer commits suicide over loan burden in Ganjam

Bhubaneswar: A farmer was alleged to have committed suicide in Ganjam unable to bear loan burden. The deceased, identified as T Bulu Reddy of Chikarada village under Randa Panchayat in Golanthara block of the district, had taken a loan of Rs one lakh for farming and Rs 1.5 lakh for treatment of his son. According […]

Sameer Mohanty
BJP demands judicial probe into farmer suicides

Bhubaneswar: Accusing the state government of attempting to suppress the farmer suicides, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has demanded a judicial probe into the death of farmers, which have been reported from different parts of Odisha. Addressing a press conference, State BJP vice-president Sameer Mohanty today accused the BJD government of being ‘insensitive ’towards the […]

Basant Panda
BJP puts on hold its proposed stir

Bhubaneswar: In view of the sad demise of former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray, the State BJP today put on hold its proposed state wide stir to join the one-day state mourning which is being observed across Odisha in honour of the noted socialist leader, who died at 91 on Monday while undergoing treatment in […]

Hadu Bagarti
Farmer suicide: BJP to hit streets today demanding Agri minister's resignation

Bhubaneswar: The BJP Krushak Morcha is going to organise a State-wide agitation today demanding resignation of Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy for “misleading” the Assembly with his statement on the suicide of a farmer in Bargarh district. State BJP president Basant Kumar Panda had informed that the party will demonstrate at all the District headquarters in […]

Pradeep Maharathy
BJP demands Odisha agri minister's scalp on farmer suicide

Bhubaneswar: The opposition BJP today demanded the dismissal of Odisha agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy for “misleading” the Assembly with his statement on the death of a farmer in Bargarh district. BJP state president Basant Panda said the party would demonstrate in all district headquarters demanding Maharathy’s dismissal for taking the farmer’s suicide case lightly. “The […]

pradeep maharathy
Fresh probe into Bargarh farmer’s suicide ordered

Bhubaneswar: Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy on Monday indicated towards a fresh investigation into the suicide of Hadu Bagarti, a farmer from Bargarh district. As per latest reports, the minister has asked the Bargarh District Collector Anjan Kumar Manik to carry out the probe afresh into the matter. Speaking to media persons, Maharathy said his death […]

suresh Pujari
Suresh Pujari slams Agri minister for ‘false’ data on farmer’s suicide

Bhubaneswar: BJP national secretary Suresh Pujari today came down heavily on Odisha Agriculture minister for allegedly presenting false report in the Assembly on Bargarh farmer Hadu Bagarti’s suicide. Speaking to a press meet, Pujari said that it is unfortunate that Agriculture minister presented a false data in the House even without conducting a probe. “Attributing […]

Pradeep Maharathy
Farmer's suicide not due to crop loss or debt burden: Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government told the Assembly today that a family dispute was the reason behind the suicide of a famer at Bargarh and it was not due to crop loss or the burden of loan as alleged by the opposition Congress. “An inquiry into the suicide of Khainu Bagarti alias Hadu (the farmer), revealed […]