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Tag: Farmer Suicides

Farmer Suicides: Congress Slams Odisha Govt, Seeks Rs 20 Lakh Compensation To Families
Farmer Suicides: Congress Slams Odisha Govt, Seeks Rs 20 Lakh Compensation To Families

Though the State government boasts about its Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation or KALIA scheme, it is a mere lollipop, Congress spokesperson Sudarshan Das said.

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Op-Ed: Being In Denial Mode Will Not Stop Farmer Suicides

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The latest incident of farmer suicide from a village in Balasore district has raised a question mark over state government’s claim that factors like loan burden or crop loss have nothing to do with such cases. If media reports are to be believed the family members of the deceased, Sumant Kumar […]

'Marginal, small farmers in Odisha commit suicide due to family stress, boredom'

Bhubaneswar: What Ron Delegge II had said, “99 per cent of all statistics only tell 49 per cent of the story,” proved a classic truth, when the State Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo tabled the stats on farmer suicides over the years in Odisha. The Minister has even gone to the extent of saying that a […]

Debt-ridden farmer in Odisha ends life

Cuttack: ‘Farmer suicides’ continue unabated in the State as one more farmer allegedly committed suicide in Kolanpur village under Nischintakoili block of Cuttack district today. Family members alleged that the farmer, identified as Sumant Mallick committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his house. He was under mental stress over the past few […]

Pest menace returns to Odisha

Sambalpur: Just months after widespread crop damage due to pest attack in several parts of Odisha, even allegedly leading to farmer suicides, the pest menace has returned to haunt farmers in Sambalpur. As per reports, hundreds of acres of land with standing paddy crops in Sambalpur have been affected by Brown Planthopper, popularly known as […]

Farmer suicides in Odisha: Blatant lies or latent truths!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today said no cases of farmer suicides have been reported so far in the current financial year and the previous one as well. In a written reply to a question of Congress MLA Bhujabal Majhi, the minister said a total of 11 farmer suicide cases and seven alleged ones […]

Odisha Assembly adjourned after Opposition stages walkout over farmer issues

Bhubaneswar: Pandemonium prevailed for the second consecutive day inside the Odisha Assembly as the opposition staged a walkout over farmer issues following which the Speaker adjourned the House till tomorrow. As soon as Speaker Pradip Amat started the afternoon proceedings at 3 pm, the Congress and BJP members rushed to the well of the House shouting […]

Farmer suicides continue in Odisha

Ganjam/Bargarh: Farmer suicides allegedly over pest menace and crop failure continue in Odisha after a farmer from Ganjam ended his life by consuming poison while another from Bargarh attempted suicide today. According to reports, a farmer identified as Alaya Jena of Arendra village under Sanakhemundi block of Ganjam district consumed poison on Friday night and […]

Debt-ridden farmer kills self in Dhenkanal 

Dhenkanal: With instances of distressed farmers setting their pest-infested crops on fire and committing suicides allegedly over loan burden and crop loss on the rise, one more farmer reportedly killed himself under similar circumstances in Dhenkanal district today. According to sources, Basu Hembram, a farmer of Lembupala village under Kamakhyanagar block in Dhenkanal district committed […]

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Stalemate continues in Odisha Assembly over farmer suicides

Bhubaneswar: The impasse over the alleged farmer suicides continued in the Odisha Assembly today with opposition BJP members creating ruckus forcing Speaker Niranjan Pujari to adjourn the House thrice. As soon as the House assembled for the Question Hour, the agitating BJP members led by Rabi Naik stormed into the well of the House demanding […]

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No aid given to 858 farmers who committed suicide since 2009

Bhubaneswar: The state government has not provided any financial assistance to the family of 858 farmers who committed suicide between 2009 and 2014, said Revenue and Disaster Management minister Bijayshree Routray in a written reply in the State Assembly today. The minister, while quoting the reports of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), said of […]