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Tag: Farmer Suicide

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide in Khurda

After a lull of a few weeks, the spectre of farmer suicide has returned to haunt Odish again. A farmer in Paika Tigiria village near here allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his house today due to his failure to repay agricultural loans

Bargarh witnesses another farmer suicide

Bargarh: In yet another case of farmer suicide, a young peasant being frustrated over massive crop loss caused by hailstorm committed suicide by consuming poison at Kubedega village under Bheden block in the district today. 23-year old Kiran Pradhan had grown paddy in eight acres of lands for which he had borrowed around Rs 2 […]

Another farmer ends life in Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: There seems to be no end to the farmer suicide cases in the state. A fresh case of farmer suicide was reported at Golamunda area in Dharamgarh in Kalahandi district on Wednesday. The deceased farmer has been identified as Purnachandra Bhoi. Let down by crop loss and loan burden, Bhoi took the extreme step […]

Harassed by administration, another Bolangir farmer ends life

Bolangir: Barely a fortnight after a farmer, Nandighosh Barik of Harbhanga village under Agalpur block in this district, committed suicide because of alleged disparaging words used by the local sub-collector, another peasant of Dhusamunda village in Turekela block chose to end his life after being at the receiving end of similar administrative apathy. Duryodhan Bag, […]

Farmer ends life after consuming pesticide

Keonjhar: A farmer from Keonjhar has allegedly committed suicide after consuming pesticide. According to family members, Purusottam Dehuri of Janardanpur village of Sadar block consumed pesticides in a bid to end his life. Purusottam was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition to Keonjhar district hospital, but he breathed his last today morning. Sources […]

Balangir farmer commits suicide

Balangir: One more farmer in the western Odisha district of Balangir committed suicide on Tuesday by hanging himself allegedly due to crop loss. The deceased has been identified as Nandighosha, a resident of Harabhanga village under Agalpur block here. According to sources, Nandighosha had grown rice, groundnut and pulses after taking loans from a local […]

No compensation for kin of farmers committing suicide: State govt

Odisha government on Saturday said it is not in favour of providing financial assistance to the families of farmers who committed suicide due to agricultural crisis

"If not crop loss, what led to farmers' suicide?" asks Opp

Bhubaneswar: Even as the ruling BJD reiterated, both in the previous and current session of Assembly, that farmer suicide cases in the State are not because of crop loss, the Opposition sought to know from the treasury bench the reason behind the death of 174 farmers who have ended their lives in the past couple […]

Farmer ends life over crop loss

Bargarh: A 25-year-old farmer committed suicide on Wednesday allegedly over crop failure at Chhuriapali village under Sohela block in the district. Khusiram Pradhan was found hanging from a tree on the outskirts of the village. Police seized a hand written suicide note from the spot and started investigation. Pradhan had grown paddy in two acres […]

Another farmer commits suicide in Odisha

A farmer of Mayurbhanj district committed suicide late on Sunday night due to crop loss and loan burden

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..