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Tag: Loan Burden

‘Crop loss, loan burden’ force farmer to end life in Odisha’s Ganjam
‘Crop loss, loan burden’ force farmer to end life in Odisha’s Ganjam

According to sources, Raha suffered huge loss after his 60 packets of paddy got damaged due to rain and he had to sold them at a very cheap price to miller last year. Like previous year this year too, he suffered loss as his crops got damaged due to rains and pest attack.

25K Indians Ended Life In Last 3 Yrs Over Unemployment & Loan Burden, Odisha Scene No Different
25K Indians Ended Life In Last 3 Yrs Over Unemployment & Loan Burden, Odisha Scene No Different

As per the NCRB data, 2 742 people committed suicide in 2018 for being jobless and the figure rose to 2851 in 2019 and in 2020 the figure was 3548. Similarly, due to loan burden or after being bankrupted, 4970 people killed self in 2018, the toll reached 5908 in 2019 and 5213 in 2020.

Fear of crop loss, loan burden triggers farmer suicides as one more cultivator ends life

Bargarh: A young farmer of Podamuda village in the district who had allegedly consumed poison yesterday, lost his life today morning while undergoing treatment at Bargarh hospital. A farmer named Baishnav Bhoi had reportedly borrowed money from local lenders for cultivating 4 acres of land, marriage and carrying out house construction works. But due to […]

Farmer suicide continues unabated in Odisha

Bargarh: There seems to be no end to the sufferings of farmers in Odisha as the incidents of the cultivators committing suicide continues unabated in the State. On Monday, another farmer from the State has reportedly taken the extreme step over alleged crop loss. The deceased farmer has been identified as Subha Rana of Kharamuda […]

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 […]

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 […]

Farmer ends life over loan burden

Balasore: Distressed over loan burden a farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide in Balasore district on Monday. The deceased, identified as Barendra Parida of Palasahi village under Karua panchayat of the district was under mental duress for past few days as he failed to repay loans. Parida had cultivated crops in two acres of […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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
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 […]